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Jared Hunt column: Think about that retirement future
Jared Hunt column: Think about that retirement future

I dedicate today’s column to a stubborn co-worker who refuses to take advantage of our company’s 401k plan.

Former Daily Mail editor Nanya Friend, in addition to being an outstanding journalist, was a tireless advocate for getting...

Jared Hunt column: Think about that retirement future
Jared Hunt column: Think about that retirement future

I dedicate today’s column to a stubborn co-worker who refuses to take advantage of our company’s 401k plan.

Former Daily Mail editor Nanya Friend, in addition to being an outstanding journalist, was a tireless advocate for getting...

Jared Hunt column: Gas prices on the way back up
Jared Hunt column: Gas prices on the way back up

Well, it was nice while it lasted ...

After a few months of seeing gas prices do nothing but go down, drivers are once again faced with the sight of seeing prices on gas station signs going back up again.

It’s not something that was ...

Jared Hunt column: Sheetz hopes to double number of stores
Jared Hunt column: Sheetz hopes to double number of stores

Executives with popular convenience restaurant chain Sheetz Inc. would like to double the number of stores in the company’s portfolio.

That’s what Bob Sheetz, founder of the Altoona, Pa.-based family-owned company, ...

Jared Hunt column: Derailment, weather won’t affect coal-fired plants
Jared Hunt column: Derailment, weather won’t affect coal-fired plants

It looks like neither the arctic cold blast nor loss of coal-rail transportation in the Kanawha Valley will put an immediate strain on the region’s power providers.

The bone-chilling cold settling over the region would normally be enough...

Jared Hunt column: Cracker decision could be delayed
Jared Hunt column: Cracker decision could be delayed

It might take longer than previously thought for Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht to finalize its decision on whether to proceed on its proposed Wood County petrochemical complex.

Company vice president David Peebles turned a lot of heads last...

Jared Hunt column: Gasoline starts its seasonal climb
Jared Hunt column: Gasoline starts its seasonal climb

Many of you who drove past gas stations at the end of last week might have asked, “Hey, what happened to that $1.99 gas?”

The price of regular gasoline bumped up last week after its steepest and longest decline since the financial ...

Jared Hunt column: About net neutrality and Internet speeds
Jared Hunt column: About net neutrality and Internet speeds

The big news in the telecommunications world Wednesday was Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s op-ed on Wired.com laying out his plan to impose ...

Jared Hunt column: Study ranks best W.Va. towns for young families
Jared Hunt column: Study ranks best W.Va. towns for young families

Towns and unincorporated areas in the Mid-Ohio Valley and along the Interstate 64 and 79 corridors get high marks for being a good place for young families, according to a new ...

Jared Hunt column: A look at where those Lottery funds go
Jared Hunt column: A look at where those Lottery funds go

West Virginia Lottery officials were set to present their annual budget presentations to the finance committees of the House of Delegates and state Senate this week.

During the budget presentations, Lottery Director John Musgrave planned to...

Jared Hunt: More bad news for labor, gas markets
Jared Hunt: More bad news for labor, gas markets

West Virginia’s unemployment rate fell to 6 percent in December, but the news wasn’t exactly a good sign for the state’s labor force.

As I...

Jared Hunt column: Jobs ranking a long-term problem
Jared Hunt column: Jobs ranking a long-term problem

Just about everyone paying attention to state news has by now seen the reports describing West Virginia as the only state where less than half of its citizens work.

The unfortunate distinction was first pointed out in an online piece by ...

Jared Hunt column: Auto show highlights state’s dealers
Jared Hunt column: Auto show highlights state’s dealers

The state’s automobile dealers will be out in full force in Charleston this weekend as the 2015 West Virginia International Auto Show takes place at the Charleston Civic Center.

The auto dealers work together with Motor Trend Auto Shows,...

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