Some construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're benefiting in a big way from the shale boom» Read More
WASHINGTON— The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. "Today we advance a very basic principle: you shouldn't have to sacrifice your life for your livelihood," Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers. St. Louis- based Patriot announced Wednesday that it has issued 60- day layoff notices to workers at its Wells mining complex near Wharton and its Corridor G complex near Danville.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Average gasoline prices are up 3 cents per gallon in West Virginia this week. AAA East Central says the price for a gallon of regular gas rose to $3.70. Prices range from $3.66 in Bridgeport to $3.75 in Martinsburg.
PITTSBURGH— After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
FLINT, Mich.— An attorney representing the family of a 77- year-old Flint- area woman killed when her 2005 Toyota Camry slammed into a tree after alleged sudden acceleration confirms that a deal has been reached in a lawsuit against the carmaker.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama. Mary Landrieu is vying for a fourth term representing Louisiana; Alaska Sen.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Gas prices in West Virginia went up a nickel a gallon since last week. AAA East Central reports that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.66 this week. They range from a low of $3.61 in Morgantown to a high of $3.73 in Martinsburg.
WorkForce West Virginia reported Tuesday that the number of unemployed state residents rose by 1,200 in March to a total of 48,500 statewide. The West Virginia rate is less than the national rate of 6.7 percent. Employment gains in West Virginia were recorded in logging, construction and manufacturing.
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that prosecutors presented enough evidence to back their contention that 53- year-old Christopher Cello Smith of Prestonsburg, Ky., and 58- year-old Michael D. Smith of Cookeville, Tenn., defrauded thousands of investors.
The Cost of Care Survey released Monday by Genworth Financial shows the median hourly cost of home health aide services in West Virginia has increased 3.8 percent annually over the past five years. The median cost of a private nursing room home increased 5 percent annually in West Virginia, compared to about 4.2 percent nationally.
She served as chief of staff to former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and as deputy director of the White House budget office during a period in which the federal government saw three consecutive budget surpluses.
HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 this week to 1,831.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained nine rigs, Texas increased by seven, California gained three and New Mexico increased by one.
COLUMBUS, Ohio— Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Federal officials have approved a funding request by West Virginia Gov. But Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate refused to consider the event a "major disaster." The spill prompted a water-use ban for days for 300,000 residents in Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam and Roane counties.
WASHINGTON— Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— In two weeks, federal investigators will start carving up chemical tanks for evidence in a spill that tainted 300,000 West Virginians' water supply. The Chemical Safety Board plans to begin removing slices of three Freedom Industries tanks in Charleston on April 24, agency spokeswoman Hillary Cohen said.
Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.
Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.
On Tuesday those plans moved a step closer to reality when EPA's proposed rule arrived at the White House for review by the Office of Management and Budget, which is expected to evaluate the proposal by June 1. Under the plan, states must meet whatever target or goal the EPA sets through tailored strategies called state implementation plans.
DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 29- When General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra faces Congress next week she will have to explain how the top brass at the biggest U.S. automaker can say they knew nothing for more than a decade about a faulty ignition switch linked to crashes and at least 12 deaths.