The Herald-Dispatch Business RSS 2014-08-28T11:34:14-04:00 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. Baltimore's new casino highlights national trend The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0828_GamblingExpansion 2014-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 <p>BALTIMORE -- At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne. </p> W.Va. gas prices dip 2 cents The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0828_GasPrices 2014-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 <p>CHARLESTON -- Gasoline prices in West Virginia have dropped about 2 cents in the past week. </p> Dollar General opens new location The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0828_bizcolumn 2014-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Huntington's newest Dollar General opened Monday at the former site of Beverly Hills Post Office and Berryhill Garden and Crafts. </p> Southern States closes Huntington store SHANE ARRINGTON http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0828_southernstates 2014-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 <p>HUNTINGTON -- After a year of seeking to boost sales by utilizing social media and better administrative practices, Huntington's Southern States Cooperative has closed. </p> S&P holds at 2,000 The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0828_FinancialMarkets 2014-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 <p>NEW YORK -- Even in a daylong sideways drift, the Standard &amp; Poor's 500 index managed to eke out its third record close in three days. </p> Judge OKs sale of 3 James River Coal mines The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0828_JamesRiverCoal 2014-08-27T23:39:30-04:00 <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of three James River Coal Co. mining complexes to a subsidiary of Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining LLC. </p> S&P 500 closes above 2,000 pts. for 1st time ALEX VEIGA http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0827_FinancialMarkets 2014-08-27T00:00:00-04:00 <p>It was a big round-number day for the stock market. </p> AP survey: Fed outlook correct but not solution The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0827_EconomySurvey 2014-08-27T00:00:00-04:00 <p>WASHINGTON -- Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. </p> More Americans able to make timely payments on credit cards The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0827_CreditCards 2014-08-27T00:00:00-04:00 <p>LOS ANGELES -- Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit. </p> Company promises remediation work at W.Va. 'cracker' site The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/2014+0827_GasDrilling 2014-08-27T00:00:00-04:00 <p>PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- State regulators and a company are negotiating an agreement to remediate any environmental issues at the site of a proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said. </p>