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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: 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 ...

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

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