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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...

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 ...

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