The Herald-Dispatch Business RSS 2015-07-29T14:07:03-04:00 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. Consol Energy reports 2Q loss The Associated Press http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0729_0729_consol 2015-07-29T00:01:01-04:00 <p> CANONSBURG, Pa. - Consol Energy reported a bigger second-quarter loss as weak coal sales dragged revenue lower and exploration costs increased.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Century Aluminum plant shut down in Jackson County The Associated Press http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0729_0729_century 2015-07-29T00:01:01-04:00 <p> RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. - A Century Aluminum smelter in Jackson County that has been idle for more than six years will not be restarted following an unsuccessful attempt to obtain a special electricity rate for the plant, the company said.</p> <p> &#160;</p> AK Steel reports 2Q loss of $64 million The Associated Press http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0729_0729_aksteel 2015-07-29T00:01:01-04:00 <p> WEST CHESTER, Ohio - AK Steel Holding Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $64 million in its second quarter.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Sheetz plan wins zoning approval By BRANDON ROBERTS http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0729_0729_sheetz 2015-07-29T00:01:01-04:00 <p>HUNTINGTON - A proposed Sheetz at the corner of 6th Avenue and 8th Street moved one step closer to reality Tuesday after the Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals approved the company's request for a special permit to sell gasoline.</p> <p></p> US indexes advance on strong earnings from big companies The Associated Press http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0729_0729_wallstreet 2015-07-29T00:01:01-04:00 <p> NEW YORK - Global stocks steadied and U.S. markets advanced Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies.</p> <p> &#160;</p> United States home prices up in May The Associated Press http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0729_0729_homes 2015-07-29T00:01:01-04:00 <p> WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Norfolk Southern's profit drops with coal slowdown The Associated Press http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0728_0728_norfolk 2015-07-28T00:01:01-04:00 <p> OMAHA, Neb. - Norfolk Southern&#39;s 23 percent drop in second-quarter profit follows the same story line as other railroads seeing a sharp decline in coal shipments.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Apple Watch will be sold at some Best Buy stores The Associated Press http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0728_0728_bestbuy 2015-07-28T00:01:01-04:00 <p> NEW YORK - The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Gas prices continue to fall in region From staff and wire reports http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0728_0728_gasprices 2015-07-28T00:01:01-04:00 <p> HUNTINGTON - Falling gas prices are greeting motorists in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky this week.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Panhandle gas production tripled in 2 years The Associated Press http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0728_0728_drilling 2015-07-28T00:01:01-04:00 <p> WHEELING, W.Va. - New statistics show that production in the Northern Panhandle natural gas fields has nearly tripled in two years.</p> <p> &#160;</p>