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Jared Hunt column: Best online deals come before Black Friday
Jared Hunt column: Best online deals come before Black Friday

Think waiting until Black Friday or Cyber Monday will score you the best deals for online? Think again.

A new analysis from international technology firm Adobe Systems Inc. found that online shoppers who wait until these two key days have...

Outfitters say decline in state’s marketing budget bad for business

Adventure leaders say lack of budget for marketing cause of tourism drop

Charleston-Morgantown bus service ridership grows
Charleston-Morgantown bus service ridership grows

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new bus service between Charleston and Morgantown is becoming a popular choice for travelers.

Ridership on the I-Ride 79 bus service totaled 763 passengers, or about 25 per day, in October, said Cindy Fish,...

Items from ex-Coldwater site in W.Va. to be sold

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Gift boxes, filing cabinets and other items left at Coldwater Creek’s former facility in Wood County are being sold.

The sale is scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Coldwater Creek Clearance...

Charleston office vacancies surge following energy firm exits
Charleston office vacancies surge following energy firm exits

A continued exodus of coal and natural gas firms has caused vacancies in Charleston’s main commercial office towers to surge to the highest level in well over a decade.

The city’s six “Class A” office buildings...

Farmers cite cow feed in widespread organic milk shortage
Farmers cite cow feed in widespread organic milk shortage

Farmers say cow feed at heart of organic product shortage nationwide

By SAMUEL SPECIALE

DAILY MAIL STAFF

Dairy industry marketing has turned “Got milk?” into a ubiquitous catchphrase, but it’s a question organic...

New insurance enrollment period opens in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Mina Schultz says she’s living proof that young adults need to think about getting health insurance.

Two weeks after finishing her college graduate studies in 2011, Schultz was diagnosed with bone cancer....

Ex-coal mine chief joins small club: charged CEOs
Ex-coal mine chief joins small club: charged CEOs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Don Blankenship joined a small club of executives when he was indicted on federal charges in the 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 people.

The former Massey Energy CEO is accused of conspiring to violate ...

Future uncertain for Cold Spot restaurant
Future uncertain for Cold Spot restaurant

Light construction is taking place at the spot of a popular restaurant that was destroyed by fire, but the owner says he hasn’t decided if he’ll reopen.

In recent weeks, cinder block walls have gone up at the former location of the ...

US companies ramp up hiring
US companies ramp up hiring

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies ramped up hiring in September, and more Americans were confident enough to quit their jobs — two signs of a steadily improving economy. The number of available jobs declined but remained at a healthy level....

Amazon and book group end fight
Amazon and book group end fight

NEW YORK — One of publishing’s nastiest, most high-profile conflicts, the monthslong standoff between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group, is ending.

Amazon and Hachette announced a multiyear agreement Thursday. With e-book...

Charleston Sneaker Expo squeaks into town this weekend

Event has more than 20 vendors, invites attendees to bring shoes to trade, sell

Website helps patients compare health insurance expenses

Consumers can see how premiums, out-of-pocket costs compare

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