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July 2012 Archives

Conflict between DirecTV and Viacom leads to blackout

An impasse in negotiations over Viacom's distribution deal with DirecTV has led to a service blackout for DirecTV customers this week. Viacom's channels have been taken off the air in lieu of a renewed contract with the satellite company. The stalemate has lasted for over a week, making it one of the longest and most impactful blackouts in the industry, affecting about 20 million subscribers.

What would Fairfax County be without its small businesses and entrepreneurs?

Small businesses are the engines of our economy. Although you hear more about big companies like General Electric and Walmart when you skim the business pages, just try to imagine Fairfax County without all the restaurants, shops and stores that aren't part of a large national chain.

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