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Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers’ efforts to sterilize their operations.

Huber expansion will mean more jobs in next 5 years

Huber and Associates celebrated an expansion of the company’s Mid-Missouri headquarters last week.

BizBeat: Victoria’s Bridal to close at end of October

Victoria’s Bridal and Formal Wear will close its Jefferson City store at the end of the month after more than 20 years in business.

BizBeat: Wilson’s Fitness gears up for big move

Wilson’s Fitness has found its Jefferson City home in the Capital Mall for approximately 14 years. It has grown significantly over the years, expanding and making use of the space around it.

BizBeat: Entrepreneurs test their ideas Saturday

The third annual Pitch It & Win It contest will be held Saturday morning. The event, hosted by StartUp JC and the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is designed to let entrepreneurs test their ideas for a new business venture to local business professionals.

Jefferson City business licenses issued in September 2014

Jefferson City issued 47 business licenses in September.

Fear-gauge flashes wild week on Wall Street

Europe’s economy sputters, oil prices plunge and stocks start swinging wildly. Wall Street’s long dormant “fear index” now predicts more turbulence ahead.

Soggy weather still crimping Illinois corn harvest

Amid growing expectations of record U.S. corn and soybean yields this year, farmers in Illinois and other Midwestern states are struggling to bring the crops in from the fields.

Fed survey finds moderate growth nationwide

The U.S. economy was strengthening in most regions of the country in September to early October, helped by gains in consumer spending, manufacturing and commercial construction, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest survey of business conditions.

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Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook amid tough economy

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations.

Stock swoon brings S&P 500 closer to ‘correction’

The downturn in the U.S. stock market has brought it closer to what professional investors refer to as a “correction.”

Next step for potential downtown CID

A survey for all downtown property owners and businesses is out today and likely will decide whether Jefferson City’s downtown will look to start a new taxing district to help cover costs of beautification and maintenance.

US stocks stablize after 3-day sell-off

A slump in energy stocks stymied a rebound in U.S. indexes Tuesday as the price of oil plunged the most in two years.

Ailing global economy could lead Fed to delay hike

Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global economy that’s spooked investors across the world.

US stock indices slide

The stock market couldn’t shake off a case of the jitters from last week and closed sharply lower again on Monday.

Downside of drop in oil prices for US economy

If you’re a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice. But there are downsides to the recent plunge in oil prices — for the oil industry and for the economy.

St. Mary’s schedules open houses for new hospital

The new St. Mary’s hospital in Jefferson City is scheduled to have its first business day on Nov. 16. But it plans to give the public a sneak peek at the new hospital with open house events Nov. 1 and 2.

BizBeat: Displaced stylist opens new chapter in the bar business

Katherine Wakefield, former co-owner of Backstage Barbers, partnered together with Dino Cubilla, owner of Hoxton Tavern and Grill, to open Kat-A-Tonic.

BizBeat: The Cutting Room finds new location

Another displaced Downtown Mall business found its new Jefferson City home just down the street at the end of July.

BizBeat: Capital Mall begins “Trade Days”

Once a month, the Capital Mall in Jefferson City will offer home-based businesses, arts and crafts vendors, and direct sale businesses the opportunity to set up shop.

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