The Times West Virginian


  • traffic-commute-cars.jpg Super-commuters: How far would you travel for a paycheck?

    A growing number of workers are now traveling long distances every day to earn a dollar, and we're not talking about commuting just an hour or so. A report conducted by the NYU Wagner Rudin Center showed that Manhattan had the highest number of extreme commuters in the country.

    August 22, 2012 1 Photo

  • TV REALITY202.jpg TLC's gamble: Sticking to reality

    Reality TV is at the heart of TLC's formula, as it is with much of cable television's, but a sea change may be occurring: Competing networks such as Bravo and History are turning to scripted programming to appeal to an increasingly fragmented audience and to attract ad dollars.

    August 22, 2012 2 Photos

  • simpsons-stampsb.jpg D'oh! Postal Service stuck with 682 million 'Simpsons' stamps

    In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the U.S. Postal Service produced 1 billion of "The Simpsons" stamps and sold 318 million.

    August 22, 2012 1 Photo

  • shark.jpg 10 things that kill more people than sharks

    You're more likely to be crushed by the vending machine while trying to shake free your Snickers bar than killed by a shark.

    August 14, 2012 1 Photo

  • DROUGHT111.jpg Record heat, drought point to longer-term climate issues

    Under the most wide-reaching drought since 1956, and torched by the hottest July on record dating from 1895, the United States has been under the kind of weather stress that climatologists say will be more common if the long-standing trend toward higher U.S. temperatures continues. Most immediately affected are the nation's water sources and the people and crops that rely on them.

    August 14, 2012 4 Photos

  • Misty Poe It takes everyone to put an end to bullying

    As an Army brat, I always considered myself a professional “new kid.” New schools. New neighborhoods. New friends.

    July 10, 2012 1 Photo

  • Mortgage rates: How low can they go?

    For consumers who want to buy a home and can't qualify for a mortgage, it has to be agony. Mortgage interest rates continue to fall, making homes even more affordable. The decline in rates, coupled with rising home values, just might improve your chances.

    July 9, 2012

  • helping-hands.jpg For one week, good triumphs over evil online

    Last week was a jubilant one for the Internet, the triumphant victory of good over evil, the temporary defeat of the trolls.

    July 9, 2012 1 Photo

  • storm-damage.jpg Developing a survival plan for power outages

    Last week's storms that devastated parts of the Mid-Atlantic region underscore the need for individual consumers to be prepared when disaster strikes.

    July 5, 2012 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Snoop Dogg busted for weed ... again

    Norwegian media are reporting that Snoop Dogg was briefly detained in Norway after entering the country with marijuana and a large amount of cash.

    June 29, 2012

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