Kenny Queen Hardware opens in Kenova
KENOVA — The new Kenny Queen Ace Hardware in Kenova will hold a grand opening celebration this Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10.
The store is located in the former Kenova Box building at 625 Oak St. and becomes the second Kenny Queen Ace Hardware location, along with the stores at 4350 5th Street Road near Lavalette.
The store is planning specials, giveaways and refreshments. On Saturday, volunteers with Ceredo-Kenova Middle School will be selling hot dogs with all proceeds going to the school.
Queen announced the purchase of the property and plans for the new store last May.
Organization aims to aid filmmaking in Ky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A new organization is aiming to bring more film productions to Kentucky while offering resources to filmmakers across the state and educational events to filmmakers in Louisville.
Laura Morton told The Courier-Journal that she and friend Blair Mackenzie started FLIK, which stands for Film Live in Kentucky, to “improve film opportunities” in the state. The organization’s first big even is a conference on Saturday featuring experts on topics such as screenwriting, directing and producing.
Morton and Mackenzie said they hope the practical advice during the event will help local filmmakers either start work on a movie or finish one.
One of the speakers at the conference will be Louisville native Jamie Buckner, who has worked on movies and TV shows like “Elizabethtown,” “Julie & Julia,” “Treme” and “Premium Rush.”
Gas prices down nearly 3 cents in West Virginia
CHARLESTON — Gasoline prices have fallen nearly 3 cents per gallon on average in West Virginia over the past week.
AAA East Central says the price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in the state is $3.87. That’s 44 cents higher than a year ago and a dime higher than the current average price nationally.
Prices range from $3.80 in Weirton to $3.96 in Martinsburg.
CVS Caremark 3Q profit up 16% as sales rise
WOODSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark Corp. said Tuesday that its third-quarter earnings climbed 16 percent. The drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager posted revenue increases in both businesses, benefiting from new customers won from rivals, and raised its full-year earnings outlook.
Nissan profit rises 8 percent, cuts forecasts
TOKYO — Nissan’s quarterly profit rose nearly 8 percent, but the Japanese automaker lowered its full-year forecasts Tuesday because of a sales slump in China and weakness in Europe.
Nissan Motor Co. reported a July-September net profit of 106 billion yen ($1.3 billion), slightly better than the 96 billion yen ($1.2 billion) profit forecast by analysts surveyed by FactSet. Quarterly sales improved 5.5 percent to 2.4 trillion yen ($30 billion).
Anti-Japanese sentiment has flared in recent months in China over a group of tiny islands controlled by Japan but also claimed by Beijing, setting off a boycott of Japanese products and some violent protests. Nissan’s sales are also being hit by an economic slowdown in Europe.
Yokohama-based Nissan, which makes the March subcompact, Leaf electric car and the Infiniti luxury model, said it now expects a 320 billion yen ($4 billion) profit for the business year ending March 2013, down 6 percent from 341 billion the year before. It had previously expected to rake in 400 billion yen ($5 billion) in net profit for the year.