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Jared Hunt column: W.Va. gets more bang for the buck

Money is worth more in West Virginia.

No, it’s not some weird currency rate fluctuation or a privilege of being in “Almost Heaven,” it’s an actual result from a recent analysis from the Tax Foundation.

The...

Jared Hunt column: W.Va. gets more bang for the buck

Money is worth more in West Virginia.

No, it’s not some weird currency rate fluctuation or a privilege of being in “Almost Heaven,” it’s an actual result from a recent analysis from the Tax Foundation.

The...

Jared Hunt column: W.Va. coal losing ground to imports
Jared Hunt column: W.Va. coal losing ground to imports

In addition to competition from natural gas and the looming effects of proposed environmental regulations, Central Appalachian steam coal has another factor working against it right now: international competition.

But this competition...

Jared Hunt column: Cliffs goes from mine layoffs to job fair

Following a management shakeup, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is no longer planning to close its Pinnacle Mining Company in Pineville, Wyoming County.

Now, instead of laying off miners, the company is looking to hire some.

In June,...

Jared Hunt column: States get low marks for revenue forecasts

West Virginia was one of 12 states to receive low marks in a new study about how state governments come up with official revenue forecasts.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a national nonprofit think tank, ...

Jared Hunt column: Sissonville ranked best for home ownership

Sissonville is the best place in West Virginia to buy a home, according to a new study from personal finance website NerdWallet.

The company recently...

Jared Hunt column: Remembering the sales tax holiday
Jared Hunt column: Remembering the sales tax holiday

With students set to return to school this month, many parents are once again going through their annual ritual of back-to-school shopping.

It might not be an enjoyable experience, if Huntington Bank’s latest “Backpack...

Jared Hunt column: ‘Backpack Index’ records jump in school costs

For parents, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

For students — not so much.

With school starting next month, the back-to-school shopping season is upon us. And while parents may be looking forward to sending their...

Jared Hunt column: Declaring independence from debt

Earlier this month, the nation celebrated Independence Day. To coincide with the occasion, personal finance social network WalletHub issued its 2014 Debt Freedom Report, a collection of tips, information and resources to help people become and live...

Jared Hunt: U.S. teens get lackluster financial literacy score

While the United States may be the top global economy, U.S. students appear to have a mediocre grasp on basic financial literacy, according to a new study released Wednesday.

U.S. students scored slightly below average in the Organization for...

MVB Bank raises cash for further expansion

MVB Financial Corp. has raised nearly $53 million to fund future growth.

The Fairmont-based bank holding company, the parent company of MVB Bank, MVB Mortgage and MVB Insurance, announced the results of a recent capital-generating fund drive...

Jared Hunt column: Felman rate plan almost complete

Appalachian Power and Felman Production plan to have a new power rate agreement filed with the state Public Service Commission by the end of the month.

The new agreement will be crafted using terms laid out by commissioners earlier this year...

Jared Hunt column: Boone County leads coal job losses

Boone County is the U.S. county that’s lost the most coal mining jobs since the recent mining peak of 2011, according to a new report from business news and...

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