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Report shows unbalanced growth amid recession recovery
Report shows unbalanced growth amid recession recovery

The recent recession may have ended, but West Virginia workers aren’t better off than they were before, according to the annual “State of Working West Virginia” report from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

The...

Report shows unbalanced growth amid recession recovery
Report shows unbalanced growth amid recession recovery

The recent recession may have ended, but West Virginia workers aren’t better off than they were before, according to the annual “State of Working West Virginia” report from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

The...

Utility, rail property values increase in state

Investments by electric power, natural gas pipeline and cellphone companies increased the assessed value of property owned by utility companies and railroads in the state by $411.15 million in the past year, Jeff Amburgey, state Property Tax Division...

Private health exchanges provide tailored options
Private health exchanges provide tailored options

The Affordable Care Act marketplace concept is catching on — in the private sector.

A growing number of independent private health-care exchanges are sprouting up around the country, including some in West Virginia.

These exchanges ...

Coal billionaire sells most of Ky. farm

HARRODSBURG, Ky. – West Virginia coal billionaire Jim Justice has sold most of a farm he purchased in central Kentucky.

The Advocate-Messenger cited deeds on file in the Mercer County Clerk’s office that showed about 4,700 acres...

3 W.Va. schools awarded workforce training funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Three West Virginia community and technical colleges have been awarded more than $9 million in federal funding for a workforce training initiative.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Rep. Nick Rahall announced the grant on...

Columbia Pipeline Group to become separate company

Indiana-based NiSource announced on Sunday plans to spin off its natural gas pipeline and related businesses into a separate publicly traded company called Columbia Pipeline Group in mid-2015.

Columbia Pipeline Group, which is currently the name ...

Alpha gives employment update, extends notices at several mines

Alpha Natural Resources announced Friday that nearly 200 of the 1,100 workers that the company said could be laid off in July will, in fact, lose their jobs.

Those 193 workers are at Independence Coal’s Twilight surface mine in Boone...

State director of small business agency retiring

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia office is retiring.

Officials say Judy McCauley is scheduled to retire from the agency on Tuesday.

The West Virginia native and Fairmont...

Magnum Hunter shares jump on positive results

NEW YORK – Shares of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. jumped more than 10 percent Thursday after the oil and gas producer released positive results at its oil wells and pipelines.

The Houston company said late Wednesday that a well in West...

New Yeager low-cost carrier to get revenue guarantees, advertising funds

Yeager Airport will guarantee the low-cost carrier PEOPLExpress up to $495,000 to cover start-up costs and pay for possible unbooked seats during its first four months of operation under an agreement approved by the Charleston airport’s...

Family-owned clothing store in Charleston marks 80 years
Family-owned clothing store in Charleston marks 80 years

Kelley’s Mens Shop celebrates its 80th anniversary in style today, with cake, a trunk show and photo albums sharing images from the business’ past at its West Side location.

“It’s quite a feat to keep the store going ...

Jay not involved with Rockefeller Fund plan to divest from fossil fuels
Jay not involved with Rockefeller Fund plan to divest from fossil fuels

The Rockefeller Foundation, known as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, announced its plans this week to withdraw all its investments in fossil fuel companies, in an effort to improve the environment.

A day before Tuesday’s U.N. Climate...

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