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Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli

A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

AT&T president elected to Missouri Chamber board

AT&T President John Sondag was elected by the Board of Directors of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry as its new chairman.

More optimism among middle class buoys US consumer sentiment

Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers’ outlook.

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Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival’s version sells well

After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine’s price more than 50-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.

Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.

AP Interview: Coke exec on 'adversarial' ties with critics

Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks.

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Small Business Saturday keeps growing

Small Business Saturday — the local, annual effort to encourage holiday gift-givers to shop at small, independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — packs a participation of 31 Jefferson City area business this year, up from last year’s 22 participating businesses.

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19 people ill in E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

The strain of E. Coli linked to Costco chicken salad that has sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent foodborne illness that led to the closure of some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving but expect to be busy

Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

Everyone loves same-day delivery, until they have to pay

Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. However, who wants to pay for it?

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Utilities see drone potential

U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers but strict regulations have so far slowed adoption of the technology.

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Ground delays at US airports on the rise

On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip.

US economy grew at 2.1 percent rate in 3rd quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because businesses restocked their goods at a stronger pace than first thought.

Wal-Mart, Target stretching their Cyber Monday deals

Get ready for the stretched version of the Cyber Monday online sales wars.

Outcry of $160B merger of drug giants

A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world’s biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over “inversions,” in which U.S. corporations combine with companies overseas to lower their tax bill.

BizBeat: Bon voyage to Everest Cafe and Bar

Everest Cafe and Bar cleaned up after its last dinner at 2403 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City on Friday.

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BizBeat: Golden LivingCenter tunes up therapy area

Jefferson City’s Golden LivingCenter reintroduced its new and improved therapy services area last week.

Plan ahead for wise holiday shopping

The official kickoff to holiday shopping is almost here — Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving — and shoppers face an array of choices for pleasing everyone on their lists.

SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain

Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.

Ford workers narrowly approve new contract with UAW

Ford workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, wrapping up five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers.