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Apr. 11, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Charleston building placed in federal receivership

CHARLESTON - Charleston's 22-story Laidley Tower has been placed into federal receivership.

 


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Online excitement for debut of Apple Watch

PALO ALTO, Calif. - An online rush replaced the traditional overnight queues outside Apple stores Friday as the iconic tech company began taking orders and letting shoppers get their hands on its much-vaunted smartwatch for the first time.

 


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

L Brands says sales rose in March

COLUMBUS, Ohio - L Brands reported a better-than-expected rise in a key sales figure for March, thanks to an earlier Easter.

 


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

PC sales declined in first quarter

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Weak demand for desktop computers caused PC sales to plunge again in the first quarter of this year, reflecting the industry's ongoing struggles with the shift to smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets.

 


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Southern Coal to hire 100 for are mines

BRISTOL, Va. - Southern Coal Corp. says it plans to hire 100 miners at four surface mines in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.

 


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Walgreens plans to close about 200 stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots.

 


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Elder care costs continue to climb

NEW YORK - The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.

 


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

US stocks edge higher; energy stocks gain

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday, led by gains for energy companies as the price of oil stabilized following a big drop the day before.

 


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 12:04 AM

Chrysten Lee Salon to open Saturday

Chrissie Stoll and two of her friends, Bridgette Wallace and Sasha Varney, are opening a high-end beauty salon in the Budget Pharmacy building, 361 Norway Ave. in Huntington called the Chrysten Lee Salon.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Tableware company EveryWare files for bankruptcy

EveryWare Global Inc., the company behind Oneida and Anchor Hocking plates, forks and spoons, said Wednesday that it is has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a prepackaged deal with lenders that will enable it to stay in business.