The Herald-Dispatch Business RSS 2015-03-06T21:22:08-05:00 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. W.Va. jobless rate unchanged at 5.9 pct. The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0306_0306_unemployment 2015-03-06T00:01:01-05:00 <p>CHARLESTON - West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.9 percent in January.</p> <p>WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed residents dropped by 100 last month.</p> <p></p> Kroger's 4th quarter tops estimates The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0306_0306_kroger 2015-03-06T00:01:01-05:00 <p>The Associated Press</p> <p>CINCINNATI - Kroger's fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose thanks in part to better fuel margins and a lower-than-expected inventory charge. Its 2015 profit guidance beat Wall Street's view.</p> <p></p> Bunch Co. closing its office downtown after 55 years By BRANDON ROBERTS http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0306_0306_BunchRealty 2015-03-06T00:01:01-05:00 <p>HUNTINGTON - For the first time in 55 years, the building at 523 11th St. in Huntington will not be occupied b</p> Gains in utilities offset losses in US energy stocks The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0306_0306_wallstreet 2015-03-06T00:01:01-05:00 <p>NEW YORK - The stock market closed slightly higher on Thursday as gains for utilities and financial stocks were largely offset by losses in energy and materials companies.</p> <p></p> Ky. jobless rate is steady at 5.5 percent The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0306_0306_kyjobless 2015-03-06T00:01:01-05:00 <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent in January and has below the national rate.</p> <p></p> Building redevelopment progressing The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0305_0305_BizColumn 2015-03-05T00:01:01-05:00 <p>Coalfield Development Corporation, which is undertaking the project of turning the former Corbin Ltd. garment factory in Westmoreland into a workspace and residence for local artists and artisans, is hosting a public meeting from noon-2 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at the Westmoreland Women's Club, 2962 Bradley Road in Huntington. A tour will follow at 2:15 p.m. </p> <p></p> Williamson hospital to stop delivering babies The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0305_0305_hospital 2015-03-05T00:01:01-05:00 <p>WILLIAMSON, W.Va. - Williamson Memorial Hospital has decided to stop delivering babies.</p> <p>Effective April 1, the hospital will no longer provide labor and delivery services.</p> <p></p> US stocks fall, down from record highs The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0305_0305_wallstreet 2015-03-05T00:01:01-05:00 <p>NEW YORK - U.S. stocks sank Wednesday, pulling indexes further below record highs hit earlier in the week. The drop was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard &amp; Poor's 500 index lost ground.</p> <p></p> Craft breweries win Ky. distribution battle The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0305_0305_kybeer 2015-03-05T00:01:01-05:00 <p> FRANKFORT, Ky. - Anheuser-Busch can make beer, but they have to let other people sell it in Kentucky.</p> <p> &#160;</p> McDonald's says it will set new standards for chicken suppliers The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0305_0305_mcdonalds 2015-03-05T00:01:01-05:00 <p> NEW YORK - McDonald&#39;s says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.</p> <p> &#160;</p>