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Nestle selling US candy biz to Italian company

NEW YORK (AP) — Swiss food and drink giant Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy’s Ferrero for about $2.8 billion in cash. Ferrero will take over iconic...

Sam's Club closing dozens of stores; Beckley store not on the list

WASHINGTON (USA TODAY / WOAY) – Sam’s Club, the membership warehouse owned by retail giant Walmart, is shutting down or converting 63 stores, a Walmart...

Fayette Co. Property Owners: Throw out your 2018 property assessment

FAYETTE CO., WV (WOAY) – If you own property in Fayette County, and it’s value increased in 2017, you probably got a property assessment card in the mail...

Walmart raising starting pay to $11 an hour; Handing out $1,000 bonuses

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash...

Big changes coming to Diet Coke with 4 new flavors

(BY: ZLATI MEYER, USA TODAY) – As the soda industry continues to take heat from public-health critics, Coca-Cola is launching four new flavors of Diet Coke aimed...

Beckley area gas prices within $0.05 of state average

(NEWS RELEASE) – Average retail gasoline prices in West Virginia have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.54/g yesterday, according to...

WV gasoline company suing Circle K in Bridgeport for offering cheaper gas

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNews.com) — West Virginia’s Supreme Court justices are set to hear an appeal today in a pricing dispute involving Bridgeport gas stations. West...

Typical kid gets average of $454 in allowance in 2017

(FROM USA TODAY / ANNIE NOVA, CNBC) – Piggy banks might be on the endangered species list, yet your kids still need to learn about money. They’re handling a...

Lewisburg's Hawk Knob Cidery wins People's Choice Award Monday night

NASHVILLE, TN – Hawk Knob Cider and Mead of Lewisburg, WV won the People’s Choice Award in the American Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The award...

H&M slammed for black boy modeling ‘Coolest Monkey In The Jungle’ shirt

(TMZ.com) – It’s early, but H&M just grabbed the title for MOST OUT OF TOUCH company of 2018 … after this racist ad popped up on its UK website....