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State mortgage interest rates drop to historic lows

Home mortgage interest rates through the West Virginia Housing Development Fund dropped Tuesday to 2.81 percent, the lowest level in the agency’s history.

The new 30-year fixed loan rate was announced Tuesday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who ...

New Charleston-area Sheetz, Chipotle shaping up
New Charleston-area Sheetz, Chipotle shaping up

Construction continues apace on new South Charleston food options. The Sheetz convenience store chain has developed something of a cult following thanks to its Made-To-Order menu, where consumers can order sandwiches, sides and salads via touch screen....

Daily Mail, Gazette become the Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail have been your local source for news for more than a century.

The two newspapers operated independently for readers and advertisers until January 1, 1958, when the owners merged the business,...

Charleston Town Center Gap store among those closing

Shoppers looking for deals on khakis will have to look elsewhere as the Charleston Town Center Gap store closes its doors at the end of the month.

Gap announced on Monday that it will be closing 175 of its North America stores, as well as...

State improves pension rankings

W.Va. was last in nation in 2003, is now 27th as of latest available data

Japan ‘Weird Hotel’ run by robots

SASEBO, Japan — From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that’s an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is “manned”...

Clashes break out as Greek lawmakers debate austerity bill
Clashes break out as Greek lawmakers debate austerity bill

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rioters hurled petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas as an anti-austerity demonstration outside parliament turned violent Wednesday, while Greek lawmakers began debating contentious measures needed to start...

New prevailing wage documents surface

Senate leader calls WorkForce actions a ‘shell game’ in response to request

Charleston CVB beats its own hotel bookings goal

Charleston’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau continues to bulk up, exceeding the hotel bookings goal it set the previous fiscal year.

According to its own records, the bureau played a part in securing 27,454 room-nights in fiscal...

Greece reaches deal with creditors, avoids euro exit
Greece reaches deal with creditors, avoids euro exit

BRUSSELS (AP) — After grueling, often angry negotiations that tested the limits of European unity, Greece on Monday won a preliminary deal that averts financial catastrophe but also guarantees years more of hardship and sacrifice for its people....

Natural gas surpasses coal as biggest US electricity source
Natural gas surpasses coal as biggest US electricity source

Top electricity source in US changed for first time ever this spring

Entrepreneurship training offered to W.Va. veterans, spouses

HENLAWSON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration is giving West Virginia veterans an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of owning a business.

The SBA will host an entrepreneurship training course for veterans and their...

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