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  • NORFOLK, Va.— A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain's first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers— four nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty— are set to rise to help meet Virginia's growing energy appetite. The project calls for stringing power lines across the muddy James River, an undertaking the...

  • "I've never seen any single hashtag that has had this amount of activity behind it," said Bret Schafer, an analyst who helps runs the Hamilton 68 dashboard, a project with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund. Peter King, a New York Republican, revealed a brief report produced by Republican staff dealing with Trump's wiretapping...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— New utility-backed legislation in Virginia would mean lower monthly bills in the short term but would still allow electric monopolies to charge rates that currently produce excessive yearly profits of hundreds of millions of dollars. The state's second largest utility, Appalachian Power, would forgo $10 million of incurred fuel costs.

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted a high-profile announcement by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke's announcement about keeping Florida off the table, made during a...

  • Unreleased full-year coal employment data from the Mining Health and Safety Administration shows total U.S. coal mining jobs grew by 771 to 54,819 during Trumps first year in office, led by Central Appalachian states like West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania- where coal companies have opened a handful of new mining areas for shipment overseas.

  • Unreleased full-year coal employment data from the Mining Health and Safety Administration shows total U.S. coal mining jobs grew by 771 to 54,819 during Trumps first year in office, led by Central Appalachian states like West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania- where coal companies have opened a handful of new mining areas. But the industry also lost jobs in...

  • Cities such as Detroit, Memphis, Tennessee; and Gary, Indiana, failed to make Amazon's first cut as the online giant narrowed its list to 20 prospective sites for the $5 billion project that could employ up to 50,000 people. Larry Hogan floated an incentive package of more than $5 billion to lure the second headquarters to Montgomery County. New Jersey's pitch...

  • DANVILLE, Va. _ American National Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $2.1 million. The Danville, Virginia- based bank said it had earnings of 24 cents per share. American National Bankshares shares have increased 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where it promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. As it reviews Toronto, Amazon must weigh whether advantages including Canada's open immigration policy, top technical schools and universal healthcare outweigh any potential...

  • Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where it promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. As it reviews Toronto, Amazon must weigh whether advantages including Canada's open immigration policy, top technical schools and universal healthcare outweigh any potential...

  • "We would have loved to have made it into the next round for Amazon's second headquarters but everyone here is incredibly proud of the proposal we submitted," Mayor Mike Duggan said. "I can understand that some Kansas Citians may be disappointed, but it's important to remember that as a result of this very collaborative effort, more people today know more great...

  • Preparations for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol, December 08, 2016.

    Three bids from the Washington, D.C., area made it to the final list for Amazon's second headquarters, the highest representation among all regions.

  • Jan 18- Amazon.com Inc has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Canada's Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment. Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. also made it onto the list announced on Thursday, and smaller...

  • LOMBARD, Ill., Jan 18- Norfolk Southern Corp is working toward a "more stable, resilient" network for 2018 following service issues in recent months, the No. 4 U.S. railroad's top executive said on Thursday. Asked at a rail shipper conference outside Chicago when the railroad's service environment and network will stabilize after experiencing volatility in 2017,...

  • Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. were on the list announced on Thursday, along with Toronto and smaller cities such as Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio. The others that met the company's criteria were Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Miami, Montgomery County in Maryland,...

  • Here's a list of the 20 places still in contention for Amazon's second headquarters:.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. The 20 picks, narrowed down from 238 proposals, are concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest and include several of the biggest metro areas in the country, such as Chicago, Washington and Los Angeles, the only West Coast city on the list.

  • BASSETT, Va. _ Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $5 million. The Bassett, Virginia- based company said it had profit of 46 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $18.3 million, or $1.70 per share.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, amid a steep decline in the construction of single-family housing units following two months of hefty gains. The decline in claims for jobless benefits, however, probably exaggerated the health of the labor market as data for seven states,...

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    First-time claims for benefits were expected to total 250,000 in the most recent week, down from the 261,000 claims reported for the prior week.