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Alpha, Murray Energy set to lay off more than 2,200 miners

Two of West Virginia’s largest coal operators are set to lay off more than 2,200 miners in separate announcements today.

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. announced Friday afternoon it had notified 439 employees of its Rockspring Development...

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 ...

OSHA urges worker stand down to encourage fall safety

The U.S. Occupational Safety and health Administration is encouraging businesses to take part in its second National Fall Safety Stand-Down

During the two-week stand-down, which began last week, employers and workers — particularly in...

Sen. Capito introduces legislation to halt EPA regulations on coal
Sen. Capito introduces legislation to halt EPA regulations on coal

Senator introduces bill to deter Obama administration’s new energy regulations

Jared Hunt column: APCo’s hands tied on Century proposal
Jared Hunt column: APCo’s hands tied on Century proposal

A key regulatory executive with Appalachian Power maintains the company is not blocking a power rate proposal that would help Century Aluminum restart its idled Ravenswood plant. Rather, company negotiators simply do not have the authority to approve...

WV man receives unclaimed property, and it’s a pretty big check
WV man receives unclaimed property, and it’s a pretty big check

Hurricane resident John Legge had no idea he would leave the state Capitol with a check greater than $20,000 when he entered the building Wednesday morning.

State Treasurer John Perdue presented the 77-year-old and his wife, Margaret, with a...

Obama administration providing funding for coal country

President Barack Obama’s administration is targeting tens of millions of dollars to help southern West Virginia communities diversify their economies as a result of the downturn in the region’s coal industry.

Jay Williams, U.S....

Renewal authority eyes two downtown buildings

Two dilapidated downtown buildings could be demolished to make way for future development if sale offers by the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority are successful.

Authority Director Jim Edwards said Wednesday an offer has been made to purchase...

Designer: ‘Autumn Flame’ Blenko vase honors WV’s 152nd birthday

MILTON, W.Va. — The Blenko Glass Company in Milton has started working on its 2015 West Virginia Day piece, “Autumn Flame.”

The Herald-Dispatch reported the vase, which pays tribute to...

Patriot Coal again files for bankruptcy, negotiating sale
Patriot Coal again files for bankruptcy, negotiating sale

Company in talks to sell off most of its assets

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