Is ‘Candy Crush’ really worth more than ‘Star Wars’?

Even in a world of start-up unicorns and big mergers, Activision-Blizzard’s $5.9 billion buyout of King Digital is a head turner. The purchase price is more than five times what Amazon spent on game streaming site Twitch. It’s roughly triple the $2 billion Facebookpaid for Oculus last March. It blows past the $2.5 billion Microsoft … Read more

Roanoke County students tackle major diseases on stage

Roanoke County students prepare for spring performance Show Transcript ROANOKE CO., Va. –Some Roanoke County students will be taking the stage this weekend tackling two difficult diseases: Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s their spring performance at Glenvar High School. MORE FROM WDBJ7.COM More charges for man accused of summer Greenway attack Temperatures feel more like May … Read more

Young workers like those high-deductible health plans

The big boys are embracing health plans with big deductibles. Slightly more than half of large employers analyzed in a new report now offer their workers at least one high-deductible health insurance plan, underscoring a broad trend nationally toward such coverage. Agnieszka Wozniak | Caiaimage | Getty Images And slightly more than 40 percent of … Read more

20 Minutes and Done! Full-Body Workout

This high-intensity workout is anything but boring — time flies by as you jump, twist, and lift. Celebrity trainer and Barry’s Bootcamp instructor Astrid Swan McGuire created a 20-minute scorch session that works every muscle in your body. You will have tons of fun while blasting calories with this workout. All you need is a … Read more

Mortgage rates could cross a record low

Who knew? The Federal Reserve raised its funds rate barely two months ago, and all that worry about higher interest rates for mortgage borrowers ended up being positively unwarranted. The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed mortgage began a free fall, reacting to financial markets overseas rather than monetary policy here at home. “Mortgage … Read more