The Herald-Dispatch Business RSS 2015-02-01T13:52:56-05:00 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. Business briefs The Herald-Dispatch 2015-02-01T00:01:01-05:00 <p> <strong>Accepting nominations for Women&#39;s Philanthropy Society honors</strong></p> Personnel The Herald-Dispatch 2015-02-01T00:01:01-05:00 <p> <strong>Crabtree promoted at Fyffe Jones Group</strong></p> AT&T, Verizon get more airwaves The Associated Press 2015-01-31T00:01:01-05:00 <p> NEW YORK &#8212; Consumers may see improved networks after AT&amp;T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government&#39;s latest airwaves auction.</p> Alpha to idle mines in Logan, Mingo counties The Herald-Dispatch 2015-01-31T00:01:01-05:00 <p> BRISTOL, Va. &#8212; Virginia-based Alpha Natural Resources Inc. says it has notified workers at coal mines in two West Virginia counties that the company plans to idle their operations.</p> Stocks deliver losses to close out January The Herald-Dispatch 2015-01-31T00:01:01-05:00 <p> NEW YORK &#8212; The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year.</p> Ky. auto supplier adding jobs The Associated Press 2015-01-31T00:01:01-05:00 <p> FRANKFORT, Ky. &#8212; An automotive supplier is planning to expand its operations in Lincoln County in central Kentucky.</p> First Sentry reports record year The Herald-Dispatch 2015-01-31T00:01:01-05:00 <p> HUNTINGTON &#8212; First Sentry Bancshares this week reported net earnings of $4.08 million in 2014, the highest net income in company history, according to a news release.</p> Consumers fuel steady economy The Herald-Dispatch 2015-01-31T00:01:01-05:00 <p> WASHINGTON &#8212; There&#39;s a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness.</p> Francois' Pastry Shop closing The Herald-Dispatch 2015-01-30T00:01:01-05:00 <p> HUNTINGTON - A popular Huntington bakery is planning to close.</p> Yeager Airport reports drop in boardings The Herald-Dispatch 2015-01-30T00:01:01-05:00 <p> CHARLESTON - Passenger boardings at Yeager Airport were down 4 percent in 2014.</p>