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Jul. 30, 2014 @ 08:59 AM

BUSINESS IN BRIEF

CHARLESTON - United Bankshares Tuesday reported earnings for the second quarter were $33.2 million or $0.48 per diluted share, up from $22.2 million or $0.44 per diluted share for the same period last year.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 08:58 AM

Stocks end lower ahead of reports on economic data

NEW YORK - The stock market fell modestly on Tuesday as investors focused on a batch of big economic reports ahead.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

Kohl's looks to hire workers for new location in Ashland

ASHLAND - Kohl's is looking to hire 100 part-time employees to work in its new store on Melody Mountain in Ashland.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 08:54 AM

Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality

NEW YORK — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Bumper crop of Ohio corn drives down prices

DAYTON, Ohio -- Ohio's bumper crop of corn this year means lower prices at the supermarket and vegetable stands.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK -- The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Largest coal-fired plant in the West on track to close

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 08:29 PM

Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

NEW YORK -- Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 08:29 PM

Ohio gas prices down to start work week

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio motorists will find lower gas prices to start the work week.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

Stocks end little changed ahead of earnings rush

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks are ending little changed as traders wait for key economic and earnings reports later this week.