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BizBeat: Dulle-Trimble plans for crematory to be operational in July

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home made a significant step this week toward opening Cole County’s only cremation center — bringing in the 31,000-pound cremation unit itself.

BizBeat: Centertown Antiques to close in June

Centertown Antiques will close shop this summer after five years in business. The store's last day of operation will be June 30.

Take steps to avoid data theft

Tips from Better Business Bureau

While consumers can’t control what happens in data breaches at big companies, there are many ways they can protect themselves from identity theft on their own. One place to start is with the passwords we use every day to access email, online banking, social media and more.

April home sales statistics

For Jefferson City and Missouri

Jefferson City and Missouri’s real estate markets continued their trend of higher selling prices and more units sold this April compared to a year before.

Deadline is near for USDA certification form

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is reminding farmers and ranchers seeking federal crop insurance they must have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, commonly called form AD-1026, on file with their local USDA service center by June 1.

Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.

Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.

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Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.

Learfield to represent Butler University athletics’ multimedia

Butler University in Indianapolis has named Learfield Sports to represent Bulldog Athletics’ multimedia rights through the 2024-25 collegiate athletic season, according to a Learfield news release.

Target settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support

A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer’s massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.

Wal-Mart’s push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

US stocks fall slightly on lower oil, mixed earnings news

The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note.

Yellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate.

US consumer prices ticking up as Fed weighs first rate hike

Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices. That could prompt the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates later this year.

Feds seek to manage Takata air bag recall, speed up repairs

Exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous U.S. safety regulators want to manage a massive recall so cars can be fixed faster.

McDonald’s CEO ‘proud’ of pay hike as protests continue

McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was “incredibly proud” of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder meeting.

Stocks notch record as rising oil boosts energy sector

The stock market eked out another record close on Thursday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks.

Not Your Ma’s Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones

The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone.

Fed minutes indicate June rate hike unlikely

Federal Reserve policymakers largely agreed when they met last month that it would be too early to start raising interest rates in June, as they debated whether the economy's winter weakness would fade or persist.

4 banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.

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