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Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Published Sep. 20 2018

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate’s...

State unemployment rate drops slightly in August

Published Sep. 20 2018

Missouri’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percent to 3.3 percent in August, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reported Wednesday.

City environmental commission tours local landfill

Published Sep. 20 2018

To better understand how Republic Services operates its landfill, the Jefferson City Environmental Quality Commission toured Republic Services' facility Wednesday.

McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

Published Sep. 19 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — McDonald's workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate...

Some Lyft drivers at Disney World put brakes on union

Published Sep. 19 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Some drivers who transport Walt Disney World visitors around the theme park resort after being summoned...

SeaWorld, ex-execs must pay $5M to settle ‘Blackfish’ claim

Published Sep. 19 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and two former executives on Tuesday agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle...

Papa John's new ads: John's out, diverse franchisees are in

Published Sep. 19 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday...

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

Published Sep. 19 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era rule Tuesday meant to curb climate-changing pollution, easing restrictions...

Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

Published Sep. 19 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like...

Cole County hires new economic development consultant

Published Sep. 18 2018

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce will not handle economic development efforts for Cole County next year.

Central Missouri Newspapers staff takes home 31 awards

Published Sep. 18 2018

Central Missouri Newspapers staff earned 31 awards in the Missouri Press Association's 2018 Better Newspaper Contest, announced Sept.

Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs

Published Sep. 16 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion of...

An old problem: Aging pipelines lead to deadly explosions

Published Sep. 16 2018

The natural gas pipeline in the United States is vast, sprawling across 2.5 million miles in a complex pressurized system...

Exec pushes back against drug hike ‘moral requirement’ quote

Published Sep. 16 2018

KANSAS CITY (AP) — The head of a small Kansas City pharmaceutical company is defending himself after a financial publication...

BBB Tips: Be careful with hurricane-related donations

Published Sep. 16 2018

In the wake of natural disasters like the destructive hurricanes currently dominating the news, many people are sympathetic to the...

Jefferson City business licenses for August 2018

Published Sep. 16 2018

Jefferson City issued 42 business licenses in August 2018, as follows:Missouri Farm Bureau Federation, 701 S.

Cole County merchant’s licenses for August 2018

Published Sep. 16 2018

Cole County issued four merchant’s licenses in August 2018, as follows:Amber Scholl Photography, 136 Circle Drive, Jefferson City.

BizBeat: Quilt shop prepares for grand re-opening

Published Sep. 16 2018

Linda Foulk stepped into a back room at Specialty Quilts on Sept. 7 and prepared for a long night of...

Federal court ponders next steps in DeVos for-profit suit

Published Sep. 15 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday asked the court for another chance to delay an Obama-era policy meant...

Small-company stocks shine on an otherwise ho-hum day

Published Sep. 15 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hardly moved Friday as the market wrapped up a solid week. Smaller companies rose...

Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking

Published Sep. 15 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you.

KC pharma CEO under fire after asserting 'moral requirement' to raise drug price 400 percent

Published Sep. 14 2018

The head of a small pharmaceutical company in Kansas City is under fire after defending a 400 percent price increase...

VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

Published Sep. 14 2018

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen said it will stop making its iconic Beetle in July of next year.Volkswagen of America on...