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Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close

Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the “roar” of the floor, the excitement of “4,000 people yelling, ‘Buy! Buy! Buy!’” and decided no more classroom for him.

By The Associated Press | Share | July 5, 2015

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote

Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy.

By ELENA BECATOROS and DEMETRIS NELLAS, Associated Press Share | July 5, 2015

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BizBeat: Waddup Dawg debuts

Kate Kuse debuted Waddup Dawg, a travelling hot dog stand, in early June and has been wheeling it around Jefferson City at least once a week throughout the past month.

Share | July 5, 2015

BizBeat: New signs looming at Capital Mall

Capital Mall is making progress in Jefferson City with plans for new signage both in front of the mall and along the highway.

By Rebecca Martin | Share | July 5, 2015

BizBeat: JC’s Chicken closed

JC’s Chicken, the former KFC restaurant at 1923 Christy Drive, has closed; and the property is under new ownership.

By Rebecca Martin | Share | July 5, 2015


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Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to American-made goods.

By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press Share | July 4, 2015

BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill

More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions.

By The Associated Press | Share | July 3, 2015

June economic report echoes previous signs for Midwest

Data from a June survey echo previous signs that slower economic growth likely lays ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report released Wednesday.

By The Associated Press | Share | July 2, 2015

JBS USA to buy Cargill pork business for $1.45 billion

The U.S. subsidiary of a Brazilian-based international meat processor is buying the pork division of Cargill Inc.

By The Associated Press | Share | July 1, 2015

Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name

Bikinis, Texas, is no more. The privately owned town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith, the name it had before it was bought by an Austin restaurateur whose chain requires waitresses to wear bikinis.

By The Associated Press | Share | June 28, 2015


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