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Union rallies for new Frontier contract
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette
Union rallies for new Frontier contract

The contract between Frontier Communications and more than 1,500 employees who belong to the Communications Workers of America union expired a year ago. Since then, the contract has been extended several times while both sides try to hammer out a new...

Union rallies for new Frontier contract
Union rallies for new Frontier contract

The contract between Frontier Communications and more than 1,500 employees who belong to the Communications Workers of America union expired a year ago. Since then, the contract has been extended several times while both sides try to hammer out a new...

Gas prices fall 7 cents in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gasoline prices fell 7 cents in West Virginia this week.

AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.61. That’s about a nickel less per gallon compared with the same week a year ago....

Aldi, Five Guys plan Putnam locations

WINFIELD — A grocer, burger joint and manufacturer have plans to open new Putnam County locations.

The county Office of Planning and Infrastructure has approved permits it received last week for Aldi and Five...

Union at odds with car dealer; contractor disputes claims
Union at odds with car dealer; contractor disputes claims

Union members who have been protesting one local auto dealership for weeks have filed a complaint in Kanawha County Magistrate Court over harassment by employees, but the contractor on the job says most of the workers he’s using are union...

Sales tax from online retailers tops $19 million
Sales tax from online retailers tops $19 million

Staff writer

West Virginia collected more than $19.6 million in sales taxes from online retailers in the just-completed 2013-14 budget year, according to deputy revenue secretary Mark Muchow.

That’s up considerably from past years,...

October opening eyed for hotel on Boulevard
October opening eyed for hotel on Boulevard

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rough winter weather delayed completion of Charleston’s newest hotel, but the Courtyard by Marriott should be ready to open in October, said developer Charlie Wendell.

“We just were pouring concrete in...

Family Dollar sale may not affect local residents
Family Dollar sale may not affect local residents

A major acquisition in the burgeoning field of discount stores may not have much effect for local residents.

On Monday, Dollar Tree agreed to buy Family Dollar Stores for $8.5 billion. The move will see the merger of two of the nation’s...

Economic Council helps South Charleston flourish
Economic Council helps South Charleston flourish

Since its inception more than 10 years ago, the South Charleston Economic Council has focused on attracting new businesses and improving the city’s overall business environment.

City officials and local business owners agreed while there...

Workers comp premiums to decrease

West Virginia employers should see a $32 million decrease in workers’ compensation premiums during the coming year, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday.

West Virginia employers have already saved more than $280 million since the...

Citynet asks PSC to investigate Frontier over fiber network use

In an escalating feud between Internet providers, Citynet filed a formal complaint against Frontier Communications this week, alleging Frontier is stifling competition in West Virginia.

Citynet said Frontier is refusing to honor a decade-old...

Ashton Place Kroger renovations complete

Renovations to the Kroger supermarket in the Ashton Place shopping center are complete, the company said Monday.

Kroger has spent $12.9 million to expand the store from 53,000 to 70,000 square feet, company officials said. The expansion has...

Huntington Bank’s 2Q better than expected

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — During its second quarter, regionally-based Huntington Bank’s earnings were better than Wall Street expectations, bank officials told reporters Friday during a conference call.

The Columbus, Ohio-based bank...

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