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  • While the number of deals in the sector rose to 51 in the second quarter from 39 in the first quarter, the overall value of the deals fell to $26.1 billion from $28.1 billion, PwC said. The Permian basin in Texas and the Marcellus basin, which straddles Pennsylvania and West Virginia witnessed the most activity among shale plays. The deals in the quarter included QEP...

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ United Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $31.8 million. United Bankshares shares have risen 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: United Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • Under agreements reached with Wyoming, New Mexico and Indiana, about 15 percent of Peabody's $1.2 billion in self-bonds will be secured by debtor-in-possession financing during its bankruptcy. Wyoming can receive $127 million cash if Peabody were to walk away from reclamation in that state while in bankruptcy, New Mexico $32 million and Indiana $17 million.

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ City Holding Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $12.5 million. City Holding shares have risen slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: City Holding, Earnings Report.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and others promises to ban the sale and possession of shark fins to ensure U.S....

  • MOOREFIELD, W.Va. _ Summit Financial Group Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.2 million. Summit Financial shares have increased 63 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Summit Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 371 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 15, California was up by two and New Mexico gained one. Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, FNB has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000 customers, has assets of $7.4 billion, and operates over 100 branches in North and South Carolina. FNB's financial adviser was RBC Capital Markets LLC and Reed...

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, F.N.B. has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. It provides commercial and consumer banking and wealth management solutions led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000...

  • WHEELING, W.Va. _ WesBanco Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $22.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. WesBanco shares have increased 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Acquisition-hungry energy companies are back on the prowl. Dealmakers have recovered from the shock of Britain's "Brexit" vote last month to leave the European Union and have resumed buying oil and gas fields in choice locations in Canada and the United States, restocking their inventories on a bet that a two-year slump in the price of oil has...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy Corp.' s purchase of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. will create a company with the financial resources to expand the distribution of natural gas across the country as utilities shift further away from coal to the cleaner-burning fuel, the chief executive of the country's largest electric company said Monday. Duke Energy is spending $5...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Acquisition-hungry energy companies are back on the prowl. Dealmakers have recovered from the shock of Britain's "Brexit" vote last month to leave the European Union and have resumed buying oil and gas fields in choice locations in Canada and the United States, restocking their inventories on a bet that a two-year slump in the price of oil has...

  • LOGAN, W.Va.— Mike Kirk leans across the counter of the pawnshop where he works for $11 an hour. It's less than half what he made in the mines, but the best he can do these days. He and two customers ponder what this city might look like in 10 years if nothing changes.

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A West Virginia Republican lawmaker said Sunday his comments made on Twitter calling for Democrat Hillary Clinton's public execution weren't meant to be taken literally. House of Delegates member Mike Folk said that his tweet Friday over Clinton's use of a private email system while she served as secretary of state was "hyperbole."

  • To win approval, they agreed to sell 13 bank branches in northeastern Ohio, two in Ashtabula county and 11 in Stark County, the department said in a statement. The deal, estimated to be worth about $3.4 billion, must still be approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Ohio- based Huntington is in...

  • NEW YORK, July 8- U.S. jurors ordered DuPont on Friday to pay an additional $500,000 in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical used to make Teflon at one of its plants, according to a lawyer for the plaintiff. The same jury in Ohio federal court had awarded $5.1 million in compensatory damages on Wednesday...

  • NEW YORK, July 8- U.S. jurors ordered DuPont on Friday to pay an additional $500,000 in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical used to make Teflon at one of its plants, according to a lawyer for the plaintiff. The same jury in Ohio federal court had awarded $5.1 million in compensatory damages on Wednesday...

  • NEW YORK, July 8- U.S. jurors ordered DuPont on Friday to pay an additional $500,000 in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical used to make Teflon at one of its plants, according to a lawyer for the plaintiff. The same jury in Ohio federal court had awarded plaintiff David Freeman $5.1 million in...

  • July 7- The U.S. government agreed to a mine clean-up deal that allows coal producer Alpha Natural Resources to exit bankruptcy, despite concerns that Alpha will be unable to fund $400 million in commitments, a government lawyer told a court on Thursday. Alpha had about $676 million in self-bonded mine clean-up costs, mostly in Wyoming and West Virginia, when weak...