The Herald-Dispatch Business RSS 2014-07-31T10:06:32-04:00 urn:uuid:4b702eaf-b9ae-41f1-ab78-45b2b5bc602f Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Runway Couture reopening in new downtown location The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0731_bizcolumn 2014-07-31T00:00:00-04:00 <p> HUNTINGTON -- Runway Couture is reopening in a new location sometime during the first week of August.</p> Stocks flatten out after Fed delivers no surprises The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0731_FinancialMarkets 2014-07-31T00:00:00-04:00 <p>NEW YORK -- A cheerful report on the U.S. economy, rising profits and no surprises from the Federal Reserve left the stock market nearly where it started on Wednesday. </p> Churchill Downs, Saratoga close to management deal The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0731_ChurchillDowns 2014-07-30T22:59:30-04:00 <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Churchill Downs Inc. says it's finalizing a deal with the operators of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway in upstate New York to manage it and another gambling facility in Colorado. </p> Work underway for electric project in W.Va. The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0731_FirstEnergy 2014-07-30T22:59:30-04:00 <p>FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- FirstEnergy Corp. says construction is underway on a new transmission substation in Doddridge County to help meet the electric demands of the area's rapidly expanding Marcellus Shale gas industry. </p> Contractors elect new officers The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0731_contractors 2014-07-30T22:59:30-04:00 <p>CHARLESTON -- Daniel B. Flesher, president of Trimble Engineers and Constructors Inc. in Morgantown, has been elected president of the Contractors Association of West Virginia, which represents nearly 450 businesses in the highway, utility and building contracting industry. </p> Gas prices fall 7 cents in West Virginia The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0731_GasPrices 2014-07-30T22:59:30-04:00 <p>CHARLESTON -- Gasoline prices fell 7 cents in West Virginia this week. </p> Business in brief The Associated Press urn:uuid:1aeb540e-7f48-4898-87da-88b8ffb5da28 2014-07-30T22:58:21-04:00 <p class="abody"> <span class="Fid_17">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.</span></p> Stocks end lower ahead of reports on economic data The Associated Press urn:uuid:fd11cdfa-388a-45e0-a899-be83ef070606 2014-07-30T08:58:00-04:00 <p class="abody"> <span class="Fid_17">NEW YORK - The stock market fell modestly on Tuesday as investors focused on a batch of big economic reports ahead.</span></p> Kohl's looks to hire workers for new location in Ashland DAVID E. MALLOY urn:uuid:ad47ce64-0632-48ea-8d2c-976537abe3d4 2014-07-30T08:56:32-04:00 <p class="abody"> <span class="Fid_17">ASHLAND - Kohl&#39;s is looking to hire 100 part-time employees to work in its new store on Melody Mountain in Ashland.</span></p> Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality The Associated Press urn:uuid:940d970b-6d08-4492-b4fb-5785176ed926 2014-07-30T08:55:05-04:00 <p> NEW YORK &#8212; Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it&#39;s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants.</p>