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US stocks fall broadly a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 mark

U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago.

US consumer spending rose in Jan. after inflation adjustment

U.S. consumers spent less for a second consecutive month in January, but the weakness came from a big decline in gas prices. Excluding price changes, consumer spending was up in January and analysts expect strong income gains will fuel further solid increases in spending in the months ahead.

NASDAQ 5,000: Index passes milestone

The Nasdaq composite closed above 5,000 for the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago after merger news and an encouraging economic report helped push U.S. stocks broadly higher on Monday.

BizBeat: Trappers Too closes amid rent dispute

Restaurant and bar Trappers Too has closed permanently at 306 E. High St., not long after the building’s owner sued business owner Sam Trapp claiming he owed back rent on the property.

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BizBeat: West Main Pizza perfecting recipe

West Main Pizza in Jefferson City continues adding new options and finishing touches.

BizBeat: JC Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins coming in 2017

Dunkin’ Donuts confirmed this week that a Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination restaurant is set to open in 2017 in Jefferson City.

News Tribune staff garners 11 APME awards

The Jefferson City News Tribune earned 11 awards from the Associated Press Managing Editors 2014 News Contest announced recently.

January 2015 home sales statistics

Fewer homes were sold in Jefferson City, but their average sales price was roughly $10,000 higher in January 2015 than in January 2014.

Annual report offers new clues about Buffett's successor

Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he's built as Berkshire Hathaway's CEO over the past 50 years, but he's also willing to admit making a few costly mistakes along the way.

Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities.

Rally against Wisconsin anti-union measure smaller than 2011

Thousands of Wisconsin union workers rallied at the Capitol Saturday to protest a "right-to-work" proposal that would outlaw the mandatory payment of union dues, but the crowd was much smaller than those in 2011 against Gov. Scott Walker's law stripping public sector unions of much of their power.

Signed contracts to buy US homes rise to 18-month high

The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year.

US economic growth in Q4 revised down to 2.2 percent

The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.

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As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos in favor of more hipster guises: PepsiCo, for instance, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's last year and McDonald's opened a cafe that lists lentils and eggplant on its menu.

Google's Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down.

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Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.

Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011

February proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion.

Pew study: Americans still stressed despite improved economy

Nearly six years after the Great Recession, a clear majority of American families say they feel unprepared for a financial emergency.

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Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability

Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert.

German consumer groups warn Facebook over data protection

German consumer groups said Thursday they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service.

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