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Tomblin trade mission picks up steam in Japan
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Tomblin trade mission picks up steam in Japan

More than halfway through his Japanese trade mission, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has met with senior Toyota Corp. executives, hosted receptions in two cities and met privately with Japanese companies to promote continued investment in the state.

The...

Tomblin trade mission picks up steam in Japan
Tomblin trade mission picks up steam in Japan

More than halfway through his Japanese trade mission, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has met with senior Toyota Corp. executives, hosted receptions in two cities and met privately with Japanese companies to promote continued investment in the state.

The...

PSC steps up commercial bus inspections

The state Public Service Commission is increasing inspections of commercial passenger buses, tour buses and motorcoaches as part of a joint enforcement effort with the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration and Transportation Enforcement...

Frontier expands service in Kanawha, Lincoln counties

Frontier Communications has extended its broadband service to additional areas of Kanawha and Lincoln counties.

The company has extended its broadband network along Newbridge, Greenview, Ballard and Thomas Mountain roads in the Tornado area in ...

Natural gas group donation modernizes Tyler record system

The West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association has donated more than $590,000 to the Tyler County Commission to upgrade and modernize the county’s records system and make it available online.

The upgrade allows the county clerk’s...

Court rules Samsung illegally copied Apple
Court rules Samsung illegally copied Apple

The ruling, coming three years after an epic courtroom battle between two tech industry giants, could mean yet another trial over a portion of damages representing more than a third of the total award. Legal experts, however, say the rivals may be...

Airlines to fly record number of passengers this summer
Airlines to fly record number of passengers this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of travelers are expected to take to the skies this summer thanks to a rebounding economy.

U.S. airlines will carry 222 million passengers between June 1 and Aug. 31, topping the summer of 2007 when 217.6...

Why the era of college grads working at restaurants and cafes is coming to an end

WASHINGTON - The era of the overeducated barista is coming to a close.

In the wake of the Great Recession, the ranks of the unemployed in America doubled, reaching more than 15 million people at its peak. Competition for the few open jobs was...

Solar co-ops sprouting across West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cooperatives aimed at reducing the costs of residential solar arrays are sprouting up around West Virginia.

The nonprofit WV Sun has helped form co-ops in the city of Charleston and Fayette and Monroe counties....

Jared Hunt column: Columbia Pipeline Group to spend billions after split
Jared Hunt column: Columbia Pipeline Group to spend billions after split

Columbia Pipeline Group, which will be spun off from Merrillville, Inc.-based NiSource Inc. on July 1, plans to invest billions of dollars to triple its amount of natural gas project investments through 2020, the company announced last week....

Investor fails to gain seats on DuPont board
Investor fails to gain seats on DuPont board

The votes have been counted, and the results are in. Nelson Peltz, the activist investor who has been battling chemicals giant DuPont, failed in his months-long quest to gain seats on the company’s board.

DuPont said on Wednesday that...

Little General buys Spring Hill BP store

Little General Store Inc. has acquired the Spring Hill BP convenience store at 5701 MacCorkle Ave. SW in South Charleston.

The store was built by George Atik and his family in 2003 and includes an Annie’s Biscuits & More along with...

Constellium reports first-quarter loss

Aluminum maker Constellium on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss of $36.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

The Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands-based company said it had a net loss of 34 cents a share during the ...

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