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  • Reward offered for former billionaire's assets Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    HELENA, Mont.— The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the luxury resort's co-founder might have hidden from bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Fortune Brands to sell window business for $130M Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Fortune Brands Home& Security Inc. said Wednesday that it has agreed to sell its Simonton Windows business to building products maker Ply Gem Holdings Inc. for about $130 million. Ply Gem, which is based in Cary, North Carolina, said it is buying Simonton to help it grow its windows division and plans to operate the company as a stand-alone business.

  • Aug 20- Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party- backed candidates. The Republican nominee to replace him is Gary Palmer, a fund raiser for a conservative think tank in Alabama who is backed by the anti-tax group Club for Growth.

  • New federal mining rule survives court challenge Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by the National Mining Association and other groups.

  • Gas prices fall 5 cents in West Virginia Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:46 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Gasoline prices fell about 5 cents in West Virginia this week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.51. Prices range from about $3.36 in Huntington to $3.61 in Morgantown.

  • New natural gas pipeline planned for W.Va., Ohio Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A company is planning a $1.75 billion project that includes laying 160 miles of natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Ohio. Columbia Pipeline Group announced the investment in a news release Tuesday.

  • Coal group: No doubts about McConnell's support Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Yahoo News reported that Elaine Chao, McConnell's wife and the labor secretary under President George W. Bush, sits on the board of Bloomberg Philanthropies, a charity founded by former New York City mayor and media mogul Michael Bloomberg.

  • Judge to review Facebook posts of rape accuser Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook account, providing another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns.

  • US safety agency probes Can-Am motorcycle fires Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Friday that the fires appear to be unrelated to three recalls of the motorcycles. One Spyder was destroyed last month in a fire while being used by the Morgantown, West Virginia, Police Department. The motorcycles are made by Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. of Canada.

  • Aug 7- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc, an iron ore and coal producer, said on Thursday that Lourenco Goncalves, a former steel company executive, was named to run the company after activist investor Casablanca Capital triumphed in a proxy battle.

  • New stats show consumer spending up in New Jersey Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    The report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which for the first time provided data on spending on a state-by-state basis, shows the Garden State's per-capita spending was $42,654 in 2012, up from $39,165 in 2009.. Only residents in the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Massachusetts and North Dakota spent more.

  • Consumer spending in SD ahead of the nation Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— South Dakota consumers felt comfortable opening up their wallets in the three years after the Great Recession ended in 2009, outpacing the nation's consumer spending growth by 4 percentage points.

  • Oil boom and housing bust alter US spending trends Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on housing in Washington, D.C., and the least in West Virginia. The next-largest increases were in South Dakota, Texas and West Virginia.

  • Aug 6- Alpha Natural Resources Inc reported a smaller-than-expected second-quarter loss as the cost of selling coal in eastern United States declined 6 percent from the first quarter.

  • Aug 6- Coal miner Alpha Natural Resources Inc reported a slightly bigger adjusted net loss for the second quarter as coal prices remained weak. Alpha Natural is also being hurt by poor rail service in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, which is preventing the company from cashing in on an uptick in demand for electricity-generating coal.

  • Highmark Inc, which has customers in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia, will stop covering the procedure on Sept. 1, company spokesman Aaron Billger said in an email.

  • Senate to consider bill to keep Export-Import Bank open Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 PM ET

    The 80- year-old bank will be forced to close unless Congress acts to renew its charter by Sept. 30, but critics led by Texas congressman Jeb Hensarling have decried it as corporate welfare.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday ahead of a hearing on the subject.

  • July 22- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss, helped by stronger price realizations in the United States and higher sales volumes in Australia.

  • WASHINGTON, July 3- The U.S. Export-Import Bank is considering financing a massive coal-fired power plant in India despite the fact the Obama administration has called on domestic and global public lenders to stop funding coal-plants in his climate change strategy.