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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...

Jared Hunt: WV gross domestic product rises in new report

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its annual state-level economic growth statistics last week, and the news appeared good for West Virginia.

For now, at least.

The bureau ...

Jared Hunt column: Business, life lessons from Dad

My Dad and I spent a good part of my life talking different languages, figuratively speaking.

He was a standout athlete who lettered in three varsity sports in high school. I was a computer nerd who watched a lot of Star Trek and sang in the...

Jared Hunt column: Fed sees ‘bleak’ future for W.Va. coal
Jared Hunt column: Fed sees ‘bleak’ future for W.Va. coal

In the latest issue of its quarterly Econ Focus magazine, staff at the Richmond Federal Reserve analyzed the potential future of West Virginia coal....

Jared Hunt column: S&P says climate rule will accelerate trends

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services offered its first take Tuesday on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new “Clean Power Plan,” unveiled by the agency on Monday.

How could the plan, which calls for a 30-...

Jared Hunt column: Trinket popularity pleases bank

We’ve all heard the cliche, “The pen is mightier than the sword.”

Well, the folks at Huntington Bank hope the pen proves mightier than . . . well, other forms of marketing.

In 2010 the Columbus, Ohio-based banking...

Jared Hunt column: Companies work on Felman rate plan

Felman Production and Appalachian Power appear to be well into negotiations about a new power contract that will help restart the idled Mason County manufacturer.

The state Public Service Commission ...

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