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Jun. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

US pending home sales climb to a 9-year high

WASHINGTON - More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as pending sales climbed to their highest level in more than nine years.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Blackhawk plans to buy some Patriot assets

CHARLESTON - Blackhawk Mining LLC says it plans to buy some of Patriot Coal's assets in southern West Virginia.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

US stocks notch worst day of year

NEW YORK - Fears that Greece's troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Louisville's minimum wage hike survives first court test

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Some Louisville workers will get a raise Wednesday after a state judge upheld the city's new minimum wage standards in the first of a series of legal challenges that could define how much power local governments have over private businesses.


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Personnel for Sunday, June 28

Megan Davis joins Nelson Mullins

HUNTINGTON — Megan B. Davis has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as an associate in West Virginia where she will practice in the areas of professional liability, healthcare litigation, class actions and mass torts, product liability litigation and commercial litigation, according to a release from the firm.


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Rogersville Shale drilling may bring economic boost

HUNTINGTON - A dollar and 24 cents. That's the amount the price of 1,000 cubic feet of natural gas will have to increase before industry experts expect West Virginia's natural gas industry to explode.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Business news in brief

Chase mobile app for iPhone introduces 'Touch ID'

NEW YORK - Chase has added Touch ID authentication for iPhone models 5, 6 and 6 plus, according to a press release.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Consumer sentiment up to highest level since January

WASHINGTON - Consumer sentiment rose this month to the highest level since January, suggesting that spending will strengthen this year.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Some question benefits of 'high-resolution' music

LOS ANGELES - Its backers say it does for music lovers what ultra high-definition television has done for couch potatoes.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Utility details costs of converting power plants

CHARLESTON - Appalachian Power says it could cost up to $65 million in upgrades to convert recently retired coal-fired plants to natural gas.