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Two 24/7 Wall St surveys on retiring in West Virginia

Yesterday, 24/7 Wall St, which does surveys on a number of economic topics, released a new survey:

The Best (And Worst) States for Older Americans, Ranked

Here is there methodology:

Using data from sources including the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24/7 Wall . . .

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February 18, 2020

So Much Winning!

Trump and West Virginia

West Virginia is forecast to have America’s worst performing economy over the next six months

As Bloomberg reported earlier today:

West Virginia, a state President Donald Trump campaigned on reviving, is forecast to have the worst-performing economy in the nation over the next six months, Federal Reserve Bank of . . .

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December 05, 2019

Some recent West Virginia stories you probably haven’t seen

A reaction to the Bransfield investigation, the proposed gas storage hub, and CNBC’s annual “worst states for business”

A Washington Post op-ed on West Virginia's former bishop

The religious section of this morning’s Washington Post has an op-ed by Michael J. Iafrate, who is co-coordinator of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia and a doctoral candidate in theology. Iafrate has been asking important questions of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese for . . .

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August 03, 2019

The Wheeling Intelligencer gives us a “bottom line” look at what President Trump has done for us

And just like our president, the Wheeling Intelligencer has no problem lying to us

On coal

From this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial:

We know for a fact that he kept the promises he made to West Virginians. The “war on coal” prosecuted with such vigor by the previous administration was reexamined under Trump. Environmental Protection Agency initiatives launched solely to close coal mines . . .

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July 24, 2019

Am I losing a country?

Trump comes to Wheeling

Saturday's speech in Wheeling -- pure Trump

Trump started his Saturday night speech with some coherence: he discussed the "booming" national and West Virginia economies:

Our economy is booming like never before. Remember, I told you. And by the way, your state is booming like never before. Poverty is . . .

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October 03, 2018

Trump is president and the Republicans control state government

The West Virginia economy: so much winning!

How's the West Virginia economy doing, Mr. President?

President Trump on July 6:

Do you know that West Virginia is second in the nation in the percentage increase of GDP? Think of what that means. And Jim just said, “Before we met Trump, that number was not good.” Pretty close to last, right?

. . . . But now, . . .

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July 11, 2018

Does Trump deserve credit for the improvement in West Virginia’s economy?

The Washington Post's fact checker looks at the evidence

Here’s President Trump three weeks ago with Sean Hannity:

“One thing that I am very proud of, the state of West Virginia. Last month, it was one of the highest percentage increases in GDP, the state of Texas beat it. And people are saying, wait a minute, West Virginia just came in second. Do you know what that is about? That is . . .

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November 01, 2017

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