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  • In his first detailed budget submission to Congress on Tuesday, Trump requested major reductions to programs that help poor families afford groceries and poor and disabled people get healthcare. Some Republicans in Congress cheered Trump's budget. They're really deep, deep cuts, "said Republican Representative Hal Rogers, whose eastern Kentucky district...

  • In his first detailed budget submission to Congress on Tuesday, Trump requested major reductions to programs that help poor families afford groceries and poor and disabled people get healthcare. Some Republicans in Congress cheered Trump's budget. They're really deep, deep cuts, "said Republican Representative Hal Rogers, whose eastern Kentucky district...

  • A man pauses in an alley on May 18, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

    Call them the unrecovered—a handful of states where job markets, nine years later, are still struggling back to where they were before the recession.

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- A former coal executive who last week finished a yearlong prison sentence for conspiring to violate safety standards at a mine where a deadly blast occurred, has urged U.S. Donald Blankenship, who was chief executive officer of Massey Energy Co during the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 people at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West...

  • Scott Gottlieb, a health policy expert and venture capitalist, as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates everything from food and drugs to tobacco, cosmetics and dietary supplements. The Senate voted 57-42 in favor of Gottlieb, a conservative physician and former deputy FDA commissioner under George W. Bush, who supporters say is...

  • Pills pharmaceuticals

    West Virginia, which reportedly received a stunning 780 million painkiller pills in six years, led the nation in opioid overdoses in 2015.

  • Democrats on Sunday criticized the lack of women on a working group in the Republican-led Senate that will craft a plan to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. As the Senate begins to wrestle with a Republican healthcare bill narrowly approved by the House of Representatives last week, senators questioned why the 13- member working group put...

  • Democrats on Sunday criticized the lack of women on a working group in the Republican-led Senate tasked with crafting a plan to pass legislation that repeals and replaces Obamacare. As the Senate begins to wrestle with a Republican healthcare bill narrowly approved by the House of Representatives last week, senators questioned why the 13- member working...

  • May 2- U.S. oil and gas producer Noble Energy Inc said it would sell all its exploration and production assets in the Marcellus shale field in North West Virginia and South Pennsylvania for $1.23 billion.

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who sided with the previous administration's EPA to defend the Clean Power Plan, brushed off the court's move, saying it simply puts the litigation on hold for 60 days. Todays temporary pause in the litigation does not relieve EPA of its legal obligation to limit carbon pollution from its largest source:...

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who sided with the previous administration's EPA to defend the Clean Power Plan, brushed off the court's move, saying it simply puts the litigation on hold for 60 days. Todays temporary pause in the litigation does not relieve EPA of its legal obligation to limit carbon pollution from its largest source:...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo. A 10- judge panel of the U.S....

  • 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...

  • 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 "...