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Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service
Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users.

The...

Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service
Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users.

The...

Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines
Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

AP Business Writers

HONG KONG (AP) — Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say,...

Consumers to receive part of Apple settlement

Attorney general says nearly $1.7 million could come to state from lawsuit

Community Music Association updating its image for 82nd season
Community Music Association updating its image for 82nd season

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After more than eight decades as the Community Music Association, the organization will kick off its 2014-2015 concert series with a new name, a new website and a new image.

The group is now called “Community...

Longtime Charleston retailer Sport Mart to close its doors
Longtime Charleston retailer Sport Mart to close its doors

Company cites Internet, big chain competition for decision; liquidation sale set for Aug. 1

New studies could lead to early Alzheimer’s detection

Techniques still years from being implemented

Texas city weighs ban on new fracking permits
Texas city weighs ban on new fracking permits

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas community that sits on a large natural gas reserve could become the first city in the state to partially ban hydraulic fracturing, with city leaders in Denton set to vote early Wednesday on a citizen-led...

7 W.Va. councils get funding to develop job growth

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Seven public-private regional councils in West Virginia will receive $70,000 grants apiece to produce economic development strategies that support creating jobs.

The grants from the U.S. Economic...

Unemployment rate falls slightly in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unemployment in West Virginia fell slightly in June.

WorkForce West Virginia says June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from May....

Mylan acquires Abbott, moves corporate tax address

Pharmaceutical firms’ transaction reportedly valued at about $5.3 billion

Former W.Va. governor Caperton joins insurance broker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton has been appointed as a senior adviser to an insurance broker.

USI Insurance Services said in a news release that Caperton will help strengthen the company’s client base ...

VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs
VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.

The German...

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