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John Burdette column: Don’t strand retirement on Dark Side of the Moon
John Burdette column: Don’t strand retirement on Dark Side of the Moon

I recently completed a retirement plan enrollment for 200 employees at a local health care company and was on site for two days talking to plan participants whose ages ranged from 21 to 70.

I spoke to many young people that said they could not...

How would a coffee shop honors system work?
How would a coffee shop honors system work?

Associated Press

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the...

Jared Hunt column: Politics will dominate Chamber meeting

A record crowd is expected to attend the state Chamber of Commerce’s 78th Annual Meeting and Business Summit, which begins Wednesday at The Greenbrier.

Nearly 800 business and government leaders from across the state will descend on White ...

Heating/air conditioning giant opening warehouse in South Charleston
Heating/air conditioning giant opening warehouse in South Charleston

Warehouse, distribution center latest in series of new businesses to open on redeveloped land

Charles Ryan and Associates founder honored
Charles Ryan and Associates founder honored

Charlie Ryan’s agency also celebrating 40 years of work

By SAMUEL SPECIALE

Jackson County sign company celebrates 30 years of business
Jackson County sign company celebrates 30 years of business

RIPLEY — Walking through Mark McComas’ studio is like taking a trip through graphic design history.

Watch your step.

As you come through the door, you’ll pass cans of Sign Painter’s 1 Shot paint and a toolbox of ...

Dollar-store CEOs clash
Dollar-store CEOs clash

Family Dollar has rejected a take-over bid from competitor Dollar General

Authority approves Fairmont General transfer

The state Economic Development Authority on Thursday approved the transfer of Fairmont General Hospital to the private company that bid to buy it out of bankruptcy.

The hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2013 following years...

Sears’ seven-year decline continues

NEW YORK — Sears Holdings Corp., the retailer controlled by billionaire hedge-fund manager Edward Lampert, posted a wider second-quarter loss as sales decreased for the 30th straight quarter.

The net loss expanded to $573 million, or $5....

John Amos Power Plant saves time, money in coal offload process
John Amos Power Plant saves time, money in coal offload process

Workers at Appalachian Power’s John E. Amos Power Plant near Winfield have found a way to shave time off the process of unloading coal from barges that stands to save the company — and ratepayers — tens of millions of dollars in...

Jared Hunt column: W.Va. gets more bang for the buck

Money is worth more in West Virginia.

No, it’s not some weird currency rate fluctuation or a privilege of being in “Almost Heaven,” it’s an actual result from a recent analysis from the Tax Foundation.

The...

Target breach affects earnings

NEW YORK — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales.

The nation’s third-...

Staples to close 140 stores

NEW YORK — Staples Inc. will shut about 140 locations this year, part of a store-closing plan announced earlier, as the world’s largest office-supply chain responds to online competition.

Staples shut 80 outlets in North America in ...

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