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Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 7 items )  

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Estimating the Trend Unemployment Rate in the Fourth Federal Reserve District
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 3 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland issued the following white paper by senior vice president Bruce Fallick and senior research economist Murat Tasci entitled "Estimating the Trend Unemployment Rate in the Fourth Federal Reserve District": Abstract We estimate trend unemployment rates for Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia, states that span parts of the Fourth District of the Federal Reserve System. Our estimated unemployment rate trend for the Distric  more

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Observing Recent Trends in Hours Worked by Hourly Employees
RICHMOND, Virginia, July 2 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond issued the following article by research analyst Jacob Crouse: Introduction As states ease restrictions established during the COVID-19 pandemic, questions remain about the rate at which businesses are reopening and people are returning to work. According to the most recent employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, payroll employment showed some preliminary signs of recovery in May after significant declines t  more

NASS - West Virginia Field Office: May Red Meat Production
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - West Virginia Field Office issued the following news release: Commercial red meat production during May 2020 totaled 1,300,000 pounds. This was up 153 percent from May 2019. Commercial red meat production is the carcass weight after slaughter including beef, veal, pork, lamb and mutton. Individual commodity production is total live weight of commercial slaughter. Commercial catt  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory's Commitment to Central Appalachia Runs Deep
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: An NETL-supported project has provided researchers with core samples and other valuable subsurface data to assess natural gas resources in deep untapped reservoirs in Central Appalachia and evaluate potential extraction methods that would leave a light environmental footprint while creating needed jobs in a region significantly impacted by the downturn in the coal  more

Transportation Security Administration: Loaded Handgun Stopped at Yeager Airport Checkpoint
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, June 30 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release: A Barbour County, West Virginia, man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Yeager Airport on Sunday, June 28, when they detected a .22 caliber revolver loaded with 13 bullets, including one in the chamber along with an additional 21 loose bullets in his carry-on bag. TSA officials notified the Yeager Airport Polic  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $4.4 Million in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping West Virginia Respond to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release on July 2: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $4.4 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to West Virginia's 11 Regional Planning and Development organizations to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. "The Trump Administration i  more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney: Charleston Doctor Sentenced to Over Five Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Distribution of Methadone
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, June 30 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, issued the following news release: A Charleston doctor who practiced at Neurology & Pain Center, PLLC was sentenced to prison for illegal distribution of controlled substances that were not for legitimate medical purposes, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Muhammed Samer Nasher-Alneam, 48, was sentenced to 63 months in prison for writing prescriptions in July 2014 for met  more