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May. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

School-to-work program flourishing at Toyota

CHARLESTON - A relatively new education-to-work program is helping Toyota Corp. and other manufacturers around the country fill critical skilled worker positions while also giving students a chance to work an earn money while attending school.


May. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Kentucky's unemployment rate falls to 5%

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in April, the lowest it has been in 14 years.

 


May. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Rising oil boosts energy sector

The Associated Press

NEW YORK - The stock market eked out another record close on Thursday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks.


May. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Home sales slide in April

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in April due mainly to relatively few listings and rising prices, providing evidence of the housing sector's uneven recovery.

 


May. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Dollar Tree to sell 330 Family Dollar stores

NEW YORK - Dollar Tree expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order to receive approval of its $8.5 billion acquisition of Family Dollar.

 


May. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Holzer recognizes Legacy Legends

Holzer Health System recently honored its 2014 Legacy Legend award winners, who are recognized for performance, achievement or community service. Awardees pictured include, front row, left-to-right, Pam Riffle, retired medical secretary, family practice, Meigs Clinic; Ashley McCune RN, family practice, Meigs Clinic; and Amie Buffington RN, family practice, Meigs Clinic.

 


May. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Stocks barely move in Wednesday trading

NEW YORK - The stock market showed little life on Wednesday as it closed yet another trading day barely changed from the day before.

 


May. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Business beat: W.Va. Mobility open on 4th Ave.

West Virginia Mobility had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at its 211 4th Ave. location in Huntington. The company installs and maintains home and vehicle mobility aids for the handicapped, disabled and elderly.

 


May. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Plunging oil prices not helping boost economy

WASHINGTON - If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy.

 


May. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Target Corp. reports 52 percent surge in profits

NEW YORK - Target Corp. on Wednesday reported a nearly 52 percent surge in its first-quarter profit on strong sales of more profitable items like fashion and baby products, evidence that its efforts to turn around its business are paying off. The results handily beat Wall Street expectations on all fronts.