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Executive Q&A — Faye Edwards: Keeping things moving forward

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Faye Edwards loves the role she plays in helping get books into the hands of young readers. But, as she’s quick to point out, her role as senior vice president of operations and general manager at Scholastic really is to guide the many employees she oversees to complete their goals and missions in the best, most efficient way possible.

By Madeleine Leroux | Share | April 30, 2016

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Court: Amtrak can’t have regulatory role

A federal appeals court has once again ruled Congress can’t give Amtrak power to impose rail standards on other private railroads.

Share | April 30, 2016

US employment costs up modest 0.6 percent in first quarter

Employment costs paid to U.S. civilian workers rose at a slightly faster pace in the first three months of the year compared to the previous quarter, as wages and salaries gained steam.

Share | April 30, 2016

US stocks hit by health care woes but avoid bigger losses

U.S. stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses.

Share | April 29, 2016

US stocks skid as Apple pulls tech companies lower

U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in three weeks on Thursday after a late sell-off. Apple, which is mired in a slump, fell to its lowest price in about two months and dragged the tech sector sharply lower.

By The Associated Press | Share | April 28, 2016

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US stocks rise as energy stocks rally

Stocks rose Thursday and recovered some of their steep losses from the day before. The price of oil also recovered from a big decline.

By The Associated Press | Share | January 21, 2016

Falling oil prices could lead consumers to spend more later

Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market.

By The Associated Press | Share | January 21, 2016

Sedalia company fined, ordered to reinstate technician

A Sedalia-based transportation company was fined and ordered to reinstate an employee who was fired after he reported a work-related injury.

By The Associated Press | Share | December 10, 2015

Grocery chains leave food deserts barren, AP analysis finds

As part of Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative, some of the nation's largest food retailers promised more than four years ago to open or expand 1,500 stores in neighborhoods with no supermarkets by 2016. But an analysis of federal food stamp data by The Associated Press reveals that the nation's largest chains — not just the handful involved in the first lady's group — have since built new supermarkets in only a fraction of the neighborhoods where they're needed most.

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Share | December 7, 2015

Nielsen: Smartphones and the Internet are eating TV time

The use of Internet-ready devices like smartphones appears to have seriously cut into the time Americans spend watching traditional TV, new Nielsen data show, potentially undermining the notion that mobile devices merely serve as “second screens” while people are plopped in front of the set.

By The Associated Press | Share | December 3, 2015

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