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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: 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...

Health care advocate set to retire
Health care advocate set to retire

Perry Bryant has worked to educate

public on health care reform, other initiatives

Pepsi to launch soda sweetened with stevia
Pepsi to launch soda sweetened with stevia

NEW YORK — Coke and Pepsi are squaring off again, this time with natural sweeteners.

PepsiCo said Wednesday it plans to roll out a reduced-calorie version of its namesake soda made with sugar and stevia, a natural sweetener. Pepsi True...

Viacom: Suddenlink backed away from its own offer
Viacom: Suddenlink backed away from its own offer

Viacom Inc. said it was willing to accept the terms of Suddenlink Communications’ final offer to broadcast its networks on a one-year basis, but was then told by the cable provider it was unwilling to enter that arrangement.

At midnight...

Nick Jr., Comedy Central, CMT, more dropping from Suddenlink in tiff with Viacom
Nick Jr., Comedy Central, CMT, more dropping from Suddenlink in tiff with Viacom

Suddenlink dropping Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, CMT, others in dispute with Viacom

Wonderful West Virginia to get new publisher

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Wonderful West Virginia magazine is changing publishers.

Morgantown-based New South Media has won a contract from the Division of Natural Resources to publish the monthly magazine, beginning with the January 2015...

Charleston Daily Mail rack price increasing by 25 cents
Charleston Daily Mail rack price increasing by 25 cents

By now you might have seen notifications on newspaper racks at your favorite convenience store or on newspaper boxes on the street.

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the price of the paper is going up by a quarter.

It will cost 75 cents for those who...

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...

NiSource to spin off Columbia Pipeline Group

Natural gas firm says board has approved plans to split company

By JARED HUNT

DAILY MAIL BUSINESS EDITOR

NiSource Inc. plans to spin off its Columbia Pipeline Group into a separate, publicly traded company, the company...

New iPhones prove tough to bend in lab

SAN FRANCISCO — Facing an Internet outcry about their malleability, Apple’s new iPhones proved fit for daily use, and difficult to bend, in lab tests run by Consumer Reports magazine.

Stress tests on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, along...

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US
Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2" across much the country.

Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of...

Alpha Natural Resources confirms 261 W.Va. layoffs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources has idled three southern West Virginia mining complexes and laid off 261 employees.

A company news release says it will idle surface mines Independence Coal’s Twilight,...

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