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Alpha, Murray Energy set to lay off more than 2,200 miners

Two of West Virginia’s largest coal operators are set to lay off more than 2,200 miners in separate announcements today.

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. announced Friday afternoon it had notified 439 employees of its Rockspring Development...

Alpha, Murray Energy set to lay off more than 2,200 miners

Two of West Virginia’s largest coal operators are set to lay off more than 2,200 miners in separate announcements today.

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. announced Friday afternoon it had notified 439 employees of its Rockspring Development...

McDonald’s leader lauds payraise decision as protesters call for greater change
McDonald’s leader lauds payraise decision as protesters call for greater change

United Bank CEO touts company’s “most successful year”

United Bank’s CEO told shareholders the company enjoyed its “most successful year” last year during an annual meeting Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

United Bankshares Inc., the parent company of United Bank, reported before-...

Authority approves additional financing for Putnam company

The state Economic Development Authority board of directors on Thursday approved additional financing for a Putnam County company that is expanding more than initially projected.

Multicoat Products Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of...

Business workshop scheduled in South Charleston

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center is hosting a Business Fundamentals workshop from 9 a.m. to noon June 4 on the second floor of the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing at 100 Angus E. Peyton Dr. in South...

Company forms railcar joint venture

Rail Connection Inc., a subsidiary of Eleanor-based Appalachian Railcar Services, announced Thursday it is forming a joint venture with railcar investment firm ITE Management to acquire, lease and operate railcars.

The joint venture, called Rail ...

Morrisey announces communications staff changes

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a change in his office’s communications staff on Thursday.

Beth Ryan, who has been the office’s director of communications since February 2013, will be leaving on May 29 to ...

Mon Power using aerial saws to trim trees around power lines

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Mon Power in West Virginia is using helicopters with giant saws attached to trim trees across the state.

The company said in a press release Wednesday they plan to use aerial saws to trim trees along 700 miles of...

Jared Hunt column: Stores ready for more travelers this holiday
Jared Hunt column: Stores ready for more travelers this holiday

The upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected to see the most traffic in 10 years, and convenience stores are hoping lower gas prices this year will give a little boost to their business.

AAA projects 37.2 million Americans will travel...

Toyota plant program trains, pays aspiring employees still in school
Toyota plant program trains, pays aspiring employees still in school

A relatively new education-to-work program is helping Toyota Corp. and other manufacturers around the country fill critical skilled worker positions while also giving students a chance to work an earn money while attending school.

In 2012,...

French-Israeli billionaire buys controlling stake of Suddenlink

Altice SA agreed to acquire control of Suddenlink Communications in a $9.1 billion transaction that marks French-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi’s first foray in the U.S. cable market.

Drahi’s investment vehicle is buying...

Judge orders frozen yogurt shop owners to pay Town Center
Judge orders frozen yogurt shop owners to pay Town Center

A Kanawha County judge recently ordered a frozen yogurt business and a West Virginia delegate to pay attorneys’ fees and unpaid rent to the Charleston Town Center Mall and Sweet Frog while the rest of the claims against another delegate will...

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