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Fairmont Senior High School's Poling named West Virginia Teacher of the Year
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

2017 West Virginia Teacher of the Year Toni Poling, left, receives a ceremonial key to a Toyota Prius from Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia ...

P&G to host information event geared toward women
Herald-Mail Media

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Procter & Gamble will host an information session for women seeking manufacturing careers on Thursday, Feb. 16, from ...

Senator Smith says legislature will work on budget, broadband issues this session
The Parsons Advocate

Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Legislature Senator Randy Smith, ... of the issues facing the 2017 Legislature include the deficit budget, tax reform, ...

Steve Roberts: West Virginia saw job growth in 2016 (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

ManufacturingManufacturers tell us West Virginia's tax structure impedes job creation. The tax on equipment and inventory, which is not charged in ...

Carmichael: Legislature seeks to create atmosphere for jobs growth
The Inter-Mountain

He wants to see West Virginia do away with its income tax-based structure, and shift it toward a consumer sales tax. ... Other needed reforms include additional changes to the judicial system that will make the state's courts more ...

Ohio, W.Va. Senators Hope to Help Steel Industry in the Ohio Valley
Wheeling Intelligencer

“The steel industry is critical to American manufacturing, energy production and national security, and it employs thousands of people in West Virginia ...

W.Va. Legislators: Sales tax hike, no. Close exemptions, yes.
West Virginia MetroNews

The bill would have eliminating the sales tax exemptions on a number of ... Armstead expressed an overriding desire to broaden West Virginia's tax base. ... real way to solve our budgetary issue in the long run is tax reform,” he said.

Legislature expected to slash millions from West Virginia state budget
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

A legislative tax reform task force will look at this fundamental change to how West Virginia ... West Virginia's 1 cent tax generates $15 million, he said.

United States

API estimates awaited as crude settles down weaker in US
Investing.com

At 4:30PM ET (21:30GMT), the American Petroleum Institute will release its estimates of U.S. crude and refined product stockpiles. The figures are ...

Honda and Hitachi Are Forming an Electric Vehicle Motor Company
Fortune

"Producing motors is capital intensive, so rather than just manufacturing ... Hitachi Automotive Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi (hthif) ...

What Will It Take To Bring Back Domestic Manufacturing Jobs?
WUWM

Manufacturing employment has been dropping in the U.S. for nearly four decades. And solutions have been scarce. Scott Paul heads the Alliance for ...

Strong jump in US parts manufacturing jobs
Auto Service World

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association announced the results of a new study by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association that ...

Experts say US manufacturers should prepare for tariffs
Trade Only Today

Brian Murphy, national managing partner of State and Local Tax services for ... National Association of Manufacturers chief economist Chad Moutray ...


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