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Stocks end week lower following disappointing economic data

Stocks sank Friday following news the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year.

Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 cities stack up

Renters are on the rise in America’s biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study released Thursday.

Greece could use 'Zambia' option as progress on deal unclear

Greece and rescue lenders remained at odds over whether the two sides are close to a breakthrough in negotiations, as the International Monetary Fund confirmed Thursday that Athens had the right to ask for "bundled" repayments next month.

FCC head unveils proposal to narrow ‘digital divide’

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.

US stocks end modestly lower

U.S. stocks fell slightly Thursday, following a sell-off in the Chinese market and continued worries about the approaching debt payment deadline for cash-starved Greece.

Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash

A newly-discovered glitch in Apple’s software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message.

GM to offer Android, Apple systems in 016 models

By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car’s dashboard screen into a smartphone.

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Greece says deal close, Schaeuble quashes optimism

Greece's cash-strapped government insisted Wednesday it was "very close" to reaching a vital deal with bailout lenders, but the optimism in Athens was swiftly shot down by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

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US stocks recover from a slump the day before

Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering the most of their losses from the day before, as Greece appeared closer to resolving its latest debt issues.

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IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.

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Greek debt, dollar lead a broad sell-off in US stocks

The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece’s debt crisis and a surge in the U.S. dollar.

Media CEOs are highest-paid American executives

They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.

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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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