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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Greek concerns shake global stock markets

NEW YORK - Fear that Greece could default and abandon the euro is rattling global financial markets.

 


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

P&G plans bigger plant in Martinsburg

CHARLESTON — Procter & Gamble's planned factory in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle will be bigger than originally envisioned, state Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette said.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Verizon slices up bundle package

NEW YORK - Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible.

 


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Mattel's Barbie plots comeback

NEW YORK - Things are finally looking up for Barbie. Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned makeover of the brand, including Barbie dolls with different skin tones, eye colors and nose shapes to better relate to multicultural girls and their mothers.

 


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Ohio unemployment rate unchanged in March

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state says Ohio's unemployment rate held steady at 5.1 percent in March, unchanged from the previous three months.

 


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Incentives OK'd for workplace wellness

WASHINGTON - In a victory for business, federal regulators said Thursday that employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.

 


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Study: Wage gap affects women in W.Va.

HUNTINGTON - If paid equally to men, women in West Virginia could afford more than two more years of food and 22 months of rent, according to recent analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families.

 


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

US stocks close with tiny loss at end of day

NEW YORK - Netflix soared, big corporations turned in quarterly results, and investors welcomed new companies into the market. There was plenty of news, but major indexes finished the day just short of where they started.

 


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Precision Castparts lowers expectations for quarter

HUNTINGTON- Oregon-based Precision Castparts, parent company of Special Metals in Huntington, forecasted on Wednesday a less than enthusiastic future for its short-term financial condition, according a report released by the company.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

US home construction gets weak March start

WASHINGTON - U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market.