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US stocks eke out tiny gains

Stocks ended the day mostly flat on Thursday, recovering from broad losses earlier in the day. Investors continue to focus on corporate earnings, and Thursday’s batch brought mostly disappointing results from Procter & Gamble, Facebook and others.

US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2

The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year.

Hercules recalling 90,000 SUV tires

An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash.

Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

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Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.

Stocks end higher after Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers voted to keep interest rates unchanged and gave no indication that a rate rise was imminent. A modest rebound in Chinese stocks also helped push the market higher.

Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.

From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

US indexes advance on strong earnings

Global stocks steadied and U.S. markets advanced Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies.

Fed meets, edges toward its first rate hike since 2006

The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don’t expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement. For now, the Fed wants to keep its options open.

Fiat Chrysler settlement could prove costly

Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls.

State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.

Fiat Chrysler to buy back 500,000 pickups in recall

Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls.

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BizBeat: Sam’s Club now open in Jefferson City

Sam’s Club celebrated its grand opening in Jefferson City on Thursday.

BizBeat: Gas Plus station closed

Gas Plus, located in Jefferson City at 501 E. McCarty St., has closed for business.

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BizBeat: Knockerball rolls in new entertainment option

The Knockerball company has 115 U.S. affiliates, and now the equipment is available to rent locally through Knockerball Mid-Missouri.

Schnucks now to accept Apple Pay

St. Louis-based Schnucks now accepts Apple Pay at all 98 supermarket locations across five states, according to a news release.

June 2015 home sales statistics

Jefferson City and Missouri’s real estate markets remain steady, with June’s numbers of homes sold and average selling prices on pace with the same month last year and the year-to-date number of residential units sold surpassing last year’s.

Fiat Chrysler to recall more than 1.6 million vehicles in US

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix two separate issues affecting its Ram pickup trucks.

Manhattan College to outsource with Learfield Sports

Manhattan College will outsource its comprehensive athletic multimedia rights in a multi-year agreement with Jefferson City-based Learfield Sports, a rightsholder to more than 100 collegiate properties nationwide with a deep concentration in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions.