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Jan. 21, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thomas Health System president to retire

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thomas Health System president and CEO Stephen P. Dexter is stepping down after 21 years of service.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Gallery: Past winners of the annual Herald-Dispatch Citizen Awards

HUNTINGTON -- Each year, The Herald-Dispatch's Citizen Awards program recognizes citizenship, volunteer efforts and accomplishments in business, athletics and the arts.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Cheaper oil reverberates in economy

WASHINGTON — Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he'll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may not happen.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

New England gets heating-oil windfall

PORTLAND, Maine — The region that relies most heavily on heating oil to stay warm is getting a windfall from the big drop in prices, which have plummeted to the lowest level in six years.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Amazon to produce, acquire original movies

Amazon Studios announced Monday that it will significantly expand into movie production by acquiring films for theatrical release and early-window streaming through its subscription service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. A key part of the new venture is to shrink what's historically been a three-month window reserved for theaters, instead getting movies to its website four to eight weeks after theatrical release.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

'American Sniper' sets January record

NEW YORK — Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend.

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Radcliff renovates 'eyesores' into chic living spaces

HUNTINGTON — Developer Shane Radcliff just keeps going, in terms of renovating downtown buildings. While he finishes up the Renaissance Building at 831 4th Ave., he also has work underway at the Angel Building at 918 4th Ave., which will be renovated into high-end rental apartments, and he's developing the first floor commercial space at 419 9th St. Radcliff also is in the process of buying 813 4th Ave., where he already has a commercial prospect for the 3rd and 4th floors. He's also the broker for Realty Exchange, a brokerage that got off the ground a year and a half ago, and now has 30 real estate agents.

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 12:01 AM


Powell member at Lamp Bartram Levy Trautwein and Perry

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Business Briefs

Great Outdoors Marine in Lavalette recognized

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Wet Seal files for bankruptcy to stay afloat

NEW YORK - The Wet Seal Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to keep its remaining teen clothing stores open.