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Canadian company buys WV wind project for $200 million

A Fortune 500 Canadian energy company recently bought a long-delayed Grant County wind farm, paying $200 million for the project, which they hope will be up and running in a year.

Enbridge, a Calgary, Alberta-based pipeline and energy company,...

West Virginia unemployment rate drops below 7 percent

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped below 7 percent for the first time since March, with an estimated 54,300 interested workers without a job.

On Tuesday, Workforce West Virginia released the latest...

Bankrupt Quaker Steak & Lube targeted by TravelCenters group

SHARON, Pa. – The bankrupt Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant chain expects to be purchased by TravelCenters of America for $25 million.

The chain was founded and based in Sharon, about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, in 1974. The chain has ...

WV Media Holdings selling 4 TV stations to Texas company
WV Media Holdings selling 4 TV stations to Texas company

Four West Virginia television stations would be taken over by Nexstar Broadcasting Group for $130 million under an agreement announced Tuesday by the company.

Nexstar, a Texas-based media company, ...

Union workers ratify new contract with Homer Laughlin

NEWELL, W.Va. (AP) – A new contract covering about 600 union workers at Homer Laughlin China Co. has been ratified.

The Newell-based dinnerware maker says in a news release that members of the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied...

Alternative heart cath method more comfortable for patients, doctors say

The last time Edsil Prunty underwent a heart catheterization, he was surprised to be able to leave the hospital so soon after the procedure.

“I went in at 7 a.m. and was ready to go at noon. That’s what’s amazing,”...

Charleston’s Four Points to become Marriott-owned property
Charleston’s Four Points to become Marriott-owned property

Downtown Charleston’s Four Points by Sheraton soon will be owned by Marriott, pending the hotelier’s purchase of the property’s parent company.

National media outlets ... network gains first affiliate

The jobs website launched by Charleston Newspapers earlier this year has gained its first affiliate site, with the announcement this week that the Braxton Citizens’ News has joined the network.

John Kelly, vice president of advertising...

Sun power rising across West Virginia
Sun power rising across West Virginia

The number of West Virginia homeowners and businesses installing solar panels is increasing as solar co-ops continue to pop up in various regions of the state.

On Thursday, the newest solar group met in Buckhannon to gauge local...

Conditions attached to OneMain Financial purchase

Springleaf Holdings will be allowed to proceed with its purchase of OneMain Financial Holdings, but will first have to sell 127 branches of the merged company, including six in West Virginia.

Both financial services companies specialize in...

Mylan’s $26 billion bid for rival drug firm rejected
Mylan’s $26 billion bid for rival drug firm rejected

Shareholders of the drugmaker Perrigo shut the door on a $26-billion hostile takeover bid from Mylan.

Mylan acknowledged that its cash-and-stock offer failed to garner enough interest from Perrigo shareholders by a Friday deadline. About 40...

Santa Claus arrives at Charleston Town Center
Santa Claus arrives at Charleston Town Center

Alpha founder, other retirees object to benefits termination

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Alpha Natural Resources founder, chairman and CEO Michael J. Quillen and other retirees are objecting to the coal operator’s plan to terminate their health care and other benefits.

In a Tuesday filing, the...

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