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Charleston native John Chambers stepping down as Cisco CEO
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Charleston native John Chambers stepping down as Cisco CEO

SAN FRANCISCO — Veteran tech executive John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as CEO of Cisco Systems Inc., a major supplier of computer networking gear that makes the Internet...

Charleston native John Chambers stepping down as Cisco CEO
Charleston native John Chambers stepping down as Cisco CEO

SAN FRANCISCO — Veteran tech executive John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as CEO of Cisco Systems Inc., a major supplier of computer networking gear that makes the Internet work....

U.S. Supreme Court rejects loan company’s appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a loan company that was found to have violated West Virginia lending laws, among other things.

The state Supreme Court was correct to uphold a $13.8 million judgment against CashCall, state...

Proposal would let businesses opt out of workers’ comp
Proposal would let businesses opt out of workers’ comp

More than 20 major companies are funding a national lobbying group pushing bills in state legislatures that would eliminate state-run workers’ compensation coverage, and allow companies to buy their own insurance to cover injured workers....

Free Comic Book day (photo)
Free Comic Book day (photo)

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Two Frost Brown Todd attorneys were recognized by Super Lawyers. Carol Smith, member-in-charge at the firm’s Charleston office, was recognized as a Super Lawyer. Smith has 27 years of private practice in West Virginia. She is part of ...

More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing
More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing

WASHINGTON (AP) – The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007.

For more than one in four renters, housing and utilities consume at least half their family...

Applications for US unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low
Applications for US unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence that employers are laying off few workers despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth.

Weekly applications...

Dunbar promotions company expands, acquires Pittsburgh company

Dunbar-based Artistic Promotions has acquired Pittsburgh-based Branded Solutions.

Ryan Westerman, owner of Artistic Promotions, views the deal, which closed earlier this month, as a natural fit.

Artistic Promotions already has clients in...

Kroger continues updates in region with Kanawha City store
Kroger continues updates in region with Kanawha City store

Kroger announced another renovation project in the Kanawha Valley on Tuesday. This time, it’s the supermarket’s Kanawha City location.

The Cincinnati-based company is investing $4.4 million in an interior remodel that will bring...

Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up
Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up

TEAYS VALLEY ­— Less than three months after plans for a new Wal-Mart store in Teays Valley were reported, the public debate over the proposed development has grown antagonistic.

On Thursday night, ...

Minn. company buys MedExpress clinic chain

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Health services company Optum has acquired walk-in medical-care provider MedExpress, which has 23 centers in West Virginia.

Media outlets report that terms of the sale were not...

Sowards new CN production director
Sowards new CN production director

When Kent Sowards started at Charleston Newspapers 35 years ago, there were no computers, no laser devices to etch images onto press plates, no digital applications at all, just picture negatives that would come to life in the next day’s...

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