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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. 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...

Jared Hunt: Proposal would let jobless tap savings
Jared Hunt: Proposal would let jobless tap savings

Last Thursday I wrote about the importance of taking advantage of your employer’s 401k plan in order to properly save for retirement.

It looks like...

Jared Hunt column: Think about that retirement future
Jared Hunt column: Think about that retirement future

I dedicate today’s column to a stubborn co-worker who refuses to take advantage of our company’s 401k plan.

Former Daily Mail editor Nanya Friend, in addition to being an outstanding journalist, was a tireless advocate for getting...

Jared Hunt column: Gas prices on the way back up
Jared Hunt column: Gas prices on the way back up

Well, it was nice while it lasted ...

After a few months of seeing gas prices do nothing but go down, drivers are once again faced with the sight of seeing prices on gas station signs going back up again.

It’s not something that was ...

Jared Hunt column: Sheetz hopes to double number of stores
Jared Hunt column: Sheetz hopes to double number of stores

Executives with popular convenience restaurant chain Sheetz Inc. would like to double the number of stores in the company’s portfolio.

That’s what Bob Sheetz, founder of the Altoona, Pa.-based family-owned company, ...

Jared Hunt column: Derailment, weather won’t affect coal-fired plants
Jared Hunt column: Derailment, weather won’t affect coal-fired plants

It looks like neither the arctic cold blast nor loss of coal-rail transportation in the Kanawha Valley will put an immediate strain on the region’s power providers.

The bone-chilling cold settling over the region would normally be enough...

Jared Hunt column: Cracker decision could be delayed
Jared Hunt column: Cracker decision could be delayed

It might take longer than previously thought for Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht to finalize its decision on whether to proceed on its proposed Wood County petrochemical complex.

Company vice president David Peebles turned a lot of heads last...

Jared Hunt column: Gasoline starts its seasonal climb
Jared Hunt column: Gasoline starts its seasonal climb

Many of you who drove past gas stations at the end of last week might have asked, “Hey, what happened to that $1.99 gas?”

The price of regular gasoline bumped up last week after its steepest and longest decline since the financial ...

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