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Stocks fall as crude oil prices drop 4 percent; banks climb

Published Jul. 17 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. indexes closed mostly lower Monday as investors bought banks but sold most other types...

Amazon’s Prime Day runs into early snags

Published Jul. 17 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for...

Medical company moving to Independence, adds up to 125 jobs

Published Jul. 16 2018

INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Healthy Plus, a medical service start-up in Lee's Summit, plans to relocate to Independence and add up...

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

Published Jul. 16 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to...

US agency urges automakers to speed up Takata recalls

Published Jul. 15 2018

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is urging automakers to speed up replacement of potentially dangerous Takata...

Microsoft raises alarms about face recognition

Published Jul. 15 2018

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people’s...

Selecting the best kennel to board Fido

Published Jul. 15 2018

When you go on vacation, does your pet go along for the ride? It’s fairly common that your dog, cat...

TransCanada to move prep sites, materials for Keystone XL

Published Jul. 15 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Keystone XL oil pipeline developer said in a letter this week to a Native American...

Jefferson City restaurant inspections from June 2018

Published Jul. 15 2018

Jefferson City’s food code requires food-service establishments to be inspected at least once every six months.

BizBeat: Local wine lover to open wine bar

Published Jul. 15 2018

While kneeling on the top level of his dream wine bar on High Street, Matt Green could see his vision...

BizBeat: Modern Litho acquires KC printer

Published Jul. 15 2018

Jefferson City-based commercial printer Modern Litho acquired Kansas City printer James Printing on Monday.

US expected to become world’s top oil producer next year

Published Jul. 14 2018

The U.S. has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia to become the world’s biggest...

FDA warns of fake gov’t warning letters sent to consumers

Published Jul. 14 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities are alerting consumers to a new scam involving fake government warning letters sent to...

Papa John's is pulling founder's image from its marketing

Published Jul. 14 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which has featured founder John Schnatter as the face of the company in logos...

McDonald's removing salads from 3,000 stores after illness

Published Jul. 13 2018

McDonald's is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness.

Build-a-Bear halts too-popular “Pay Your Age” deal

Published Jul. 13 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Build-A-Bear Workshop’s “Pay Your Age” promotion proved too popular. The chain known for its customizable teddy...

Fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies

Published Jul. 13 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches — limiting...

Stocks rebound; technology rally leads Nasdaq to record high

Published Jul. 13 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies soared Thursday as major U.S. stock indexes recovered the ground they lost a day...

DED task force aims to improve workplace conditions

Published Jul. 13 2018

The Missouri Department of Economic Development is seeking public input as work by a task force designed to improve conditions...

US soon to leapfrog Saudis, Russia as top oil producer

Published Jul. 12 2018

The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog Saudi Arabia and Russia and reclaim the title of the world’s biggest oil...

BBC list shows men dominate top jobs despite pay promises

Published Jul. 12 2018

LONDON (AP) — A list of top earners at the BBC released Wednesday shows men still dominate the highest-paid jobs...

US stocks climb again as Pepsi leads household goods rally

Published Jul. 11 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shook off some midday doldrums and rose for the fourth day in a row...

Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

Published Jul. 11 2018

BEIJING (AP) — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai under an...