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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...

Jared Hunt column: Columbia Pipeline Group to spend billions after split
Jared Hunt column: Columbia Pipeline Group to spend billions after split

Columbia Pipeline Group, which will be spun off from Merrillville, Inc.-based NiSource Inc. on July 1, plans to invest billions of dollars to triple its amount of natural gas project investments through 2020, the company announced last week....

Jared Hunt column: APCo’s hands tied on Century proposal
Jared Hunt column: APCo’s hands tied on Century proposal

A key regulatory executive with Appalachian Power maintains the company is not blocking a power rate proposal that would help Century Aluminum restart its idled Ravenswood plant. Rather, company negotiators simply do not have the authority to approve...

Jared Hunt column: Gas prices bounce back
Jared Hunt column: Gas prices bounce back

About a month ago, I wrote a column about the possibility that state gasoline prices might have peaked for the year.

My apologies to West Virginia drivers: I hope I ...

Jared Hunt column: Tomblin to answer citizen questions from Japan
Jared Hunt column: Tomblin to answer citizen questions from Japan

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and a delegation of development officials will leave next Thursday on a 10-day trade mission to Japan, and the governor is planning a new tactic to keep in touch with West Virginians while he’s away.

The trip will...

Jared Hunt column: State business index continues to post declines
Jared Hunt column: State business index continues to post declines

An index of the state’s business health has shown its third consecutive monthly decline, prompting researchers to worry the state’s economy may be on the verge of a substantial slowdown.

Experts from West Virginia...

Jared Hunt column: Trade supports thousands of jobs in region
Jared Hunt column: Trade supports thousands of jobs in region

International trade supports nearly 187,000 jobs in West Virginia, with nearly a third of those in the state’s 2nd Congressional District, according to a new analysis from the Business Roundtable.

The organization, which is made up ...

Jared Hunt column: Contractors facing a tough 2015
Jared Hunt column: Contractors facing a tough 2015

West Virginia construction contractors suffered through a rough 2014 and the outlook for 2015 so far doesn’t look so good.

The state saw the largest percentage drop in construction jobs in the entire U.S. last year, with a 9.1 percent...

Jared Hunt column: Millennials cautious but optimistic with finances
Jared Hunt column: Millennials cautious but optimistic with finances

The financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 might have had a good side effect for the up-and-coming generation.

A new survey from Northwestern Mutual has found that millennials, the generation born after 1980, are less like their parents and more like ...

Jared Hunt column: Gas prices may have already peaked for the year
Jared Hunt column: Gas prices may have already peaked for the year

Cross your fingers, West Virginia drivers — we may have already seen the peak for gas prices this year.

Barring any unforeseen events (which we know have a tendency to happen in the energy markets), multiple analysts are cautiously...

Jared Hunt column: Clash between financial beliefs, behaviors
Jared Hunt column: Clash between financial beliefs, behaviors

Sixty percent of Americans consider themselves financially savvy, but it appears their actual knowledge of finances falls short, according to a new survey from Fifth Third Bank.

With April being ...

Jared Hunt: Business leaders vocal over Indiana law
Jared Hunt: Business leaders vocal over Indiana law

Indiana’s recently approved “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” has sparked an intense social debate about religion, gay rights and discrimination.

But the bill has also triggered an unprecedented response from the...

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