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More expensive gas lifts wholesale prices in March
More expensive gas lifts wholesale prices in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher gas costs drove up wholesale prices last month, ending a string of four straight declines.

The Labor Department says its producer price index increased 0.2 percent in March, after sharp drops in the two previous...

Fireman-themed beer to be sold in W.Va.

Fireman's Brew, a Los Angeles-based craft beer company, has reached a partnership with Mountaineer Craft Alliance to distribute its beers throughout West Virginia.

Founded by two firefighters in 2012, the micro-brewery has expanded rapidly and ...

Kanawha judge denies Mylan injunction
Kanawha judge denies Mylan injunction

Drug company argues DHHR violated open meetings law in replacing EpiPen

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review
Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO (AP) — Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven’t been studied enough to evaluate long-term...

Firm offering free tax-day massages

Charleston’s Massage Envy Spa is planning to provide a little relief for procrastinating tax filers.

The company’s licensed, professional massage therapists plan to give away free chair massages to stressed-out filers, tax...

Railcar firm celebrates 10-year safety record

Appalachian Railcar Services’ train operation at the John E. Amos Power Plant recently celebrated 10 years without an injury.

“In the rail industry, this feat is rarely reached,” the company said in a press release....

Logan meeting to aid laid-off miners

Workforce West Virginia will hold an informational meeting in Logan County Friday to help laid-off coal miners and their families learn about federal grant money available to help fund their education and retraining.

The meeting will be from 10...

W.Va. attorney general warns of tax-filing scams

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Monday warned consumers to be cautious of tax-season scams circulating the state, including reports that some individuals’ tax returns have already been filed by someone else.

Scammers will use common...

Distillery reopens after W.Va. Legislature revises tax law
Distillery reopens after W.Va. Legislature revises tax law

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A distillery in Charles Town has reopened following revisions of state tax law.

Bloomery Plantation Distillery closed on Feb. 10 and held a grand reopening on Saturday.

A bill passed by the Legislature...

Jared Hunt column: Clash between financial beliefs, behaviors
Jared Hunt column: Clash between financial beliefs, behaviors

Sixty percent of Americans consider themselves financially savvy, but it appears their actual knowledge of finances falls short, according to a new survey from Fifth Third Bank.

With April being ...

Charleston Newspapers to hold free digital marketing seminar

A free seminar slated for Thursday in Charleston will allow small business owners and entrepreneurs learn about effective digital marketing and social media strategies from some of the best in the business in the area.

Charleston Newspapers'...

Labor issues continue to stress McDonald’s
Labor issues continue to stress McDonald’s

NEW YORK — A pay bump for workers at some McDonald’s restaurants isn’t likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.

McDonald’s said Wednesday it would raise wages for workers at its company-...

State business index indicates sluggish growth ahead

An index of West Virginia business activity has seen its largest decline in more than a year, indicating the state’s economy will grow at a sluggish pace over the next several months.

The Mountain State Business Index, which is compiled...

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