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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: 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...

Jared Hunt column: Younger workers lose saving interest
Jared Hunt column: Younger workers lose saving interest

A disturbing trend seems to have emerged among young workers, one that could take a serious toll on their ability live comfortably later in life.

Last week, America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, ...

Jared Hunt column: State gets high return on higher ed
Jared Hunt column: State gets high return on higher ed

West Virginia’s economy reaps $4 for every $1 spent on educating kids after high school, according to a new study by researchers at West Virginia University.

The state Higher Education Policy Commission asked WVU’s Bureau of...

Jared Hunt column: Airline grounds itself after setbacks
Jared Hunt column: Airline grounds itself after setbacks

PEOPLExpress, the startup airline that recently announced direct flights between Charleston and Orlando, Fla., isn’t getting off to a good start.

On Friday, the low-cost carrier based in Newport News, Va., announced it was suspending...

Jared Hunt column: Christmas shopping and pumpkin spice creep

Fall is officially here, and you know what that means: It’s time for Christmas!

No, I’m not missing the months of October and November from my desktop calendar, I’m just thinking like a retailer.

There are now only 90...

Jared Hunt column: Welcome back, winter blend

Last week featured a key event that could make drivers a little happier when they fill up at the pump.

Sept. 16 was the first day retailers could begin selling the so-called winter blend of gasoline.

Starting May 1 of each year, retailers ...

Jared Hunt column: Hedge fund pushes for DuPont breakup

Trian Fund Management, the hedge fund run by activist investor Nelson Peltz, is pushing for a breakup of DuPont Co., arguing the conglomerate’s individual parts might be worth more than the whole.

Trian went public on Wednesday with its...

Jared Hunt column: Saying goodbye to student loan debt

Friday was a good day.

I woke up to find a email from my student loan servicing company alerting me to the most joyous of news:

“Congratulations! ... Your Department of Education loan has a zero balance and is considered paid in...

Jared Hunt: Welcome to Wal-Mart . . . er, West Virginia
Jared Hunt: Welcome to Wal-Mart . . . er, West Virginia

For the seventeenth year in a row, company top retailer in state

Jared Hunt column: Fed data shows mixed bag for W.Va.

Monthly snapshot reveals housing

market up, payroll employment down

Jared Hunt column: Fortunes improve for Century Aluminum
Jared Hunt column: Fortunes improve for Century Aluminum

Company’s stock price has more than doubled in last three months

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