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IF YOU USE AN OLDER iPHONE: What you need to know to speed it back up

(ABC NEWS) – Apple is taking action after coming under scrutiny for slowing down older iPhones as their batteries age. The company was hit with a lawsuit earlier...

Unemployment up slightly across the entire state

CHARLESTON, WV (NEWS RELEASE) – West Virginia’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5.0 percent in November 2017. Unemployment rates...

Resolutions 2018: Budgeting and sticking to it

Resolutions are full of ways improve our lives. All this week, money expert, Stacy Johnson, is showing us simple ways to accomplish those goals. One of the most common...

Video game addiction will become a mental health disorder

(WPVI) – Playing video games too much and too often will soon be recognized as a mental health disorder. Gaming Disorder will be added to the official list of...

Beckley area gas prices more in line with state averages this week

(NEWS RELEASE) – Average retail gasoline prices in West Virginia have risen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51/g yesterday, according to...

Suit: Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones

CHICAGO (AP) — IPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so...

Beckley area finally gets a break on gas prices

RALEIGH CO., WV (WOAY / NEWS RELEASE) – Just in time for Christmas, gasoline makers give area drivers the gift of lower gas prices. This week, on average, prices...

Poll: West Virginia is #1 state in country with the most smokers

NEW YORK (NEWS RELEASE) — How effective are cigarette taxes on lowering the rate of adults who smoke?  The five states charging the highest cigarette taxes — New...

FDA plans crackdown on homeopathic drugs

(BY: JOSH HAFNER, USA TODAY) – A booming homeopathic industry prompted the Food and Drug Administration to announce a crackdown on potentially risky alternative...

Gas prices continue to drop across state; But not in Beckley area

(NEWS RELEASE) – Average retail gasoline prices in West Virginia have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g yesterday, according to...

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