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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: 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...

Jared Hunt column: W.Va. kids get high scores on financial literacy
Jared Hunt column: W.Va. kids get high scores on financial literacy

West Virginians rejoice! We’re doing something right with our kids.

And it’s something that could help them secure a better future.

The National Financial Educators Council, which is a real organization that is...

Jared Hunt column: W.Va. labor force numbers continue negative trend
Jared Hunt column: W.Va. labor force numbers continue negative trend

A disturbing trend is continuing with the state’s labor force.

Workforce West Virginia last week released the February data for the employment and unemployment in West Virginia.

The headline number found the state’s...

Jared Hunt: Half of drivers suffer pothole damages
Jared Hunt: Half of drivers suffer pothole damages

Take a look at the person sitting nearest to you. Chances are one of you has had to repair your vehicle in the last few years after it was damaged by a pothole.

That’s according to a new survey conducted by the Independent Insurance...

Jared Hunt: Big money linked to March Madness
Jared Hunt: Big money linked to March Madness

For college basketball fans, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also great for those looking to capitalize on America’s desire to pick the winner.

Americans are expected to spend $2 billion participating in March ...

Jared Hunt column: W.Va. sees slowest growth in disability numbers
Jared Hunt column: W.Va. sees slowest growth in disability numbers

West Virginia has seen the slowest growth of any state in its Social Security disability rolls in recent years, according to a recent analysis of Social Security data.

Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised...

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