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May. 05, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Stock market near record levels

NEW YORK - The stock market closed just short of a record on Monday as investors assessed some positive earnings reports.


May. 05, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Warren Buffett once again defends lending standards

OMAHA, Neb. - Investor Warren Buffett again defended Berkshire Hathaway's manufactured home unit Monday and praised some of his company's biggest investments.


May. 05, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Ohio gas prices down slightly

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gas prices in Ohio are down slightly to start the work week.

May. 05, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers

NEW YORK - Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.


May. 05, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

US factory orders rise for first time in months

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories rose in March for the first time since last July, breaking a long stretch of weakness in manufacturing.


May. 05, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Dow Chemical to trim global workforce

MIDLAND, Mich. - Dow Chemical will cut about 3 percent of its global workforce as it prepares to break off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal announced earlier this year with Olin Corp.


May. 03, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Business briefs

First Sentry Bank named a Top 200 U.S. bank

For the second-consecutive year, First Sentry Bank was ranked in Banker Magazine's Top 200 Community Banks in the nation.

May. 03, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

A cornerstone of American business

HUNTINGTON - Truth be told, every week is small business week.

Annually since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small-business owners.

May. 02, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Moore's Hardware closes after 68 years

HUNTINGTON - The former owner of a local small business called it the "end of an era" when he was told the Guyandotte and Proctorville, Ohio, locations of Moore's Hardware had gone out of business.

May. 02, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Peoples Bank reports first-quarter earnings

MARIETTA, Ohio - Peoples Bancorp Inc. announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2015.