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West Virginia AG Says Bank Settles Debt Collection Case

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says 323 West Virginia consumers are entitled to $1.5 million in a debt collection settlement with a Virginia bank. Morrisey says in a news release Wednesday the settlement resolves allegations that First Sentinel Bank of Richlands, Virginia, engaged in unfair, deceptive or abusive practices in violation of… Read More

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Utility Says Power Plants Will Stay Open During Bankruptcy

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Attorneys for FirstEnergy Solutions say the company’s coal and nuclear power plants will keep producing electricity while the company undergoes reorganization under bankruptcy. The FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Akron that it should have enough money to remain operating and pay its employees during the reorganization…. Read More

Kentucky Ag Commissioner Touts Hemp Program’s Impact

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says a preliminary review of the state’s experimental hemp program shows it had a multi-million-dollar economic impact. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the review shows Kentucky licensed processors paid the state’s growers $7.5 million for harvested hemp. That’s according to an early analysis of 2017 processor production reports…. Read More