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Fed leaves rates alone but moves closer to selling off bonds

Published Jul. 26 2017

The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged at a time when inflation remains persistently low. But it...

Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees

Published Jul. 26 2017

By the Associated PressA Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their...

US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising

Published Jul. 26 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes returned to records Tuesday as corporate profits continue to come in better than...

IRS sees big drop in identity theft, stolen tax refunds

Published Jul. 26 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of tax refunds stolen by identity thieves...

Old Navy, BGC partnership gives teens retail experience

Published Jul. 26 2017

A summer partnership between Old Navy and the Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City immersed a dozen youths in...

US stock indexes mixed for busy earnings week

Published Jul. 25 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks mostly fell on Monday, and broad-market indexes inched modestly backward at the start of a...

Google vs. EU: $2.7B fine could just be the start

Published Jul. 25 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it's taking to cover a...

From #jcmo Inside Business: Side gig, financial appeal

Published Jul. 24 2017

Uber drivers are part of a labor market trend characterized by a prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work instead...

Theater begins fundraising for new projector

Published Jul. 23 2017

Exposed in a park, the darkness of night will be looming when the main event begins.Ellis-Porter Riverside Park Amphitheatre is...

Subway looking to update stores' not-so-fresh look

Published Jul. 23 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway wants to freshen up the look of its stores as it tries to stem a...

BizBeat: Villa Marie introduces expanded memory care center

Published Jul. 23 2017

Villa Marie StoneBridge Senior Living at 1030 Edmonds St. completed a 38-bed addition to its skilled nursing care facility last...

BizBeat: UPS Store packs up for move

Published Jul. 23 2017

Jefferson City's UPS store will move from its current location at 1709 Missouri Blvd. to a new one at 2208...

BizBeat: Jim Butler buys Beck Motors

Published Jul. 23 2017

St. Louis-based auto dealer Jim Butler Auto Group recently bought Beck Motors in Freeburg and will move that dealership's assets...

MRED seeks to initiate a business startup program

Published Jul. 23 2017

The Board of Directors of the Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) gave a go-ahead to a new business...

What drug-dealing 'darknet' sites have in common with eBay

Published Jul. 23 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities said traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods,...

Chances to win prizes might be scams

Published Jul. 23 2017

Who doesn't want to win something? But before you drop a quick entry or follow instructions to claim a sweepstakes,...

Ford says it will fight latest Takata recall

Published Jul. 22 2017

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recall.Earlier this month, Takata filed...

Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network

Published Jul. 22 2017

DETROIT (AP) — Lyft said Friday it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its...

Stocks waver as earnings, central banks dominate

Published Jul. 21 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes essentially hit the snooze bar Thursday as investors were relieved the European Central...

Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

Published Jul. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. showed "reckless disregard" for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

Published Jul. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over...

PETA accuses Fulton meat processor

Published Jul. 21 2017

Animal rights group PETA has made a complaint about a Fulton business.In a news release emailed Thursday, PETA spokesperson David...

Prominent digital drug marketplaces shut down

Published Jul. 21 2017

PARIS (AP) — Two of the world's most notorious darknet marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that...