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  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ City Holding Co. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $16 million. City Holding shares have dropped slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: City Holding, Earnings Report.

  • Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats threatened to shut down the government over the issue in December, but they retreated after winning a four-month extension that preserves benefits through April 30. "We will use every vehicle we can, every pathway we can, to make sure we do not leave here... until we have our miners protected," he said in a speech on the Senate...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 688 rigs sought oil and 167 explored for natural gas this week. Texas added six rigs and Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Wyoming each gained one. Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • WHEELING, W.Va. _ WesBanco Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $25.9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 60 cents per share. WesBanco shares have decreased 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey lottery sales are down for a third year since being privatized. Bruce Rauner fired Northstar in Illinois, the first state to privatize the lottery, after the company fell half a billion dollars short of its projections. Gary Schaer, Democratic chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee in New Jersey, criticized the company's "poor track...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Critics say DuPont has spent too little on testing Ohio and West Virginia residents for contamination from a chemical used to make Teflon, while paying millions to a lawyer overseeing the testing program. The Columbus Dispatch reports DuPont spent about $860,000 on testing over a 2 ½- year period for contamination from the chemical used to...

  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. shale production in May was set for its biggest monthly increase in more than two years, government data showed on Monday, as producers stepped up their drilling activity with oil prices hovering at over $50 a barrel. May output is set to rise by 123,000 barrels per day to 5.19 million bpd, according to the U.S. Energy Information...

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. Washington is an outlier because, despite years of lobbying, it is not a state. West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico have low median household incomes, which helps explain why they their residents pay far less in federal taxes.

  • Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. Washington is an outlier because, despite years of lobbying, it is not a state. West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico have low median household incomes, which helps explain why they their residents pay far less in federal taxes.

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • FRANKFORT, Ky.— Kentucky officials said Friday they reached a $168,000 settlement with one of the companies accused of being involved in dumping radioactive waste in an Appalachian landfill. Kentucky officials accused Fairmont Brine of arranging to dispose of radioactive waste in an Estill County landfill in eastern Kentucky. The state said Fairmont Brine...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Thursday that 683 rigs sought oil and 162 explored for natural gas this week. New Mexico added seven rigs, Oklahoma gained three, Texas increased by two, and California, North Dakota and Ohio each gained one. Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • April 12- U.S. energy firms are scrambling to finish a slew of pipelines that will unleash rich reserves of shale gas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio as the nation prepares to become one of the worlds top natural gas exporters. The network will bring cheaper fuel supplies for power generation and industry being built in the eastern half of Canada and the...

  • MORGANTOWN, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor, Jerome Powell speaks on " America's Central Bank: This History and Structure of the Federal Reserve" before the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series 2030 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz will give speech at Durham College, UOIT and...

  • MORGANTOWN, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor, Jerome Powell speaks on " America's Central Bank: This History and Structure of the Federal Reserve" before the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series 2030 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz will give speech at Durham College, UOIT and...

  • "Working with this Congress, President Trump is going to pass the largest tax cut since the days of Ronald Reagan, and we're going to get this American economy moving again," he said. Pence made his comments the day after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives failed to find enough support within its own ranks to pass legislation to roll back...

  • WHEELING, W.Va., March 15- When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbors in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride. Defying stereotypes in the U.S. culture wars over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

  • NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. shale oil production in April was set for its biggest monthly increase since October as output in the Permian Basin, America's fastest growing shale oil region, was expected to hit another record high, government data showed on Monday. Oil production in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, the largest U.S. shale oil field, was set to rise...

  • March 13- If the Republicans' plan to dismantle most of Obamacare is approved later this month by the U.S. House of Representatives, where it cleared initial hurdles last week, it would go next to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain. Republicans dominate the House, but have only 52 seats in the 100- seat Senate. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky: He has called the plan "...