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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Used car dealership chain CarMax says its fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose nearly 19 percent. The Richmond, Va.-based company says economic uncertainty continues to boost sales of previously owned vehicles.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Ocean Breeze Waterpark in Virginia Beach is expanding its attractions. Ocean Breeze's new owners announced yesterday that construction is under way on Neptune's Revenge, a 1,500-foot, four-slide complex.

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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.
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Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.
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Mitt Romney Says He Won't Run For President In 2016

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.
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Media Outlets Partner With Snapchat To Appeal To Younger Users

As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.

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