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Jared Hunt column: More residents eye big-ticket purchases in 2015
Jared Hunt column: More residents eye big-ticket purchases in 2015

As consumer optimism increases modestly, more West Virginians plan to purchase new vehicles and spend money on home improvements in 2015, according to a new consumer survey from Huntington Bank.

Last week, Huntington Bank released the results of...

Jared Hunt column: More residents eye big-ticket purchases in 2015
Jared Hunt column: More residents eye big-ticket purchases in 2015

As consumer optimism increases modestly, more West Virginians plan to purchase new vehicles and spend money on home improvements in 2015, according to a new consumer survey from Huntington Bank.

Last week, Huntington Bank released the results of ...

Jared Hunt column: Jobs, housing and education issues top Fed survey
Jared Hunt column: Jobs, housing and education issues top Fed survey

The availability of jobs, affordable housing and improving the quality of education are the top three issues having the most impact on local communities, according to a new survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

The regional bank...

Jared Hunt column: Auto ‘race’ boosts aluminum market
Jared Hunt column: Auto ‘race’ boosts aluminum market

Automakers are in a “race” to find supplies of aluminum as they plan to use more of the metal in production versus steel, according to the chief executive of one local aluminum company.

And it’s ...

Jared Hunt column: Black Friday hit by retail cannibalism

For all the promotions, doorbusters, early hours and hype, last week’s Black Friday holiday shopping weekend failed to deliver stellar results for retailers.

Even with more retailers than ever open early on Thanksgiving Day it...

Jared Hunt column: Best online deals come before Black Friday
Jared Hunt column: Best online deals come before Black Friday

Think waiting until Black Friday or Cyber Monday will score you the best deals for online? Think again.

A new analysis from international technology firm Adobe Systems Inc. found that online shoppers who wait until these two key days have...

Jared Hunt column: Gas price drop good news for consumers

The recent drop in gas prices may boost holiday spending this year as some consumers begin to feel more optimistic about the economy, according to a new consumer survey.

And a new government report indicates sub-$3 gas prices could be more...

Jared Hunt column: Shell cracker takes key step forward

Dutch energy conglomerate Royal Dutch Shell is one step closer to building its Pennsylvania ethane cracker.

The company last week confirmed it has exercised its option to purchase the site of the former Horsehead zinc smelter in Beaver County,...

Jared Hunt column: Century still has year-end target for Ravenswood

Century Aluminum’s chief executive reiterated Wednesday that he still hopes to have news regarding the company’s shuttered Ravenswood plant by the end of the year.

Chicago-based Century reported third-quarter earnings Wednesday and ...

Jared Hunt column: Insurer moves out of office tower
Jared Hunt column: Insurer moves out of office tower

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia is no longer a resident of the West Virginia Lottery building, formerly known as City Center West.

The company announced Friday that effective today, it has relocated its Charleston operations from...

Jared Hunt column: Jail inmates to learn ‘Financial Peace’

West Virginia regional jail inmates are about to become more educated about personal finances than the majority of Americans.

The state Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority announced Wednesday that it plans to begin offering Dave...

Jared Hunt column: Shoppers plan to spend more on others

Holiday shoppers plan to splurge more on friends and family and less on themselves this year, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation.

The survey, conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, found that individuals...

Jared Hunt column: Highway bill could boost W.Va. economy

If Congress and the president could get their act together and pass a long-term transportation bill, it could create more than 2,700 jobs in West Virginia, according to a new report.

The Alliance for American Manufacturing partnered with Duke...

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