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Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn’t complete.

Chrysler gives in to gov’t, expands air bag recall

After resisting for several weeks, Chrysler is bowing to government demands to expand a recall of driver’s side air bag inflators across the entire nation.

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Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

Lockheed Martin pays $27.5M in billing allegation

A subsidiary of defense contractor Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it overbilled the government, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

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T-Mobile paying at least $90M for unwanted services

T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators.

US stocks edge higher after a big two-day rally

U.S. stocks are edging higher as the market comes off a massive two-day rally. The market closed out its second-best week of the year Friday.

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Callaway nuclear plant fired up three decades ago today

Generating watts of power for 30 years

Thirty years ago today, the Callaway Energy Center was declared fully operational and started contributing power to Ameren Missouri’s grid.

Holiday hoops bring economic benefit

Annual tournament generates hotel room stays, dollars

The 2014 Capital City Holiday Hoops Showcase brings more than athletes to Jefferson City — it also brings added dollars to the community.

How will US respond to Sony hack?

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.

Sony film took aim at North Korea’s biggest taboo

If the U.S. government’s claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen’s latest comedy, no one can say they weren’t warned. The movie, “The Interview,” pushed all of North Korea’s buttons.

Nixon announces Missouri cattle summit next month

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is planning to hold a summit in Columbia to brainstorm ways to beef up the state's cattle industry.

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Constantly changing online prices frustrate shoppers

'It's like high speed trading'

Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

Dow industrials have their best day in three years

The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal Reserve's reassurance that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.

NRC puts Callaway’s license renewal decision on hold

Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center won’t have a final decision regarding its license renewal application from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) this month as it originally expected, according to an NRC spokesperson.

Boeing breaks ground on new St. Louis venture

Boeing’s latest venture in St. Louis opens up new possibilities for the region, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and a Boeing vice president said this week.

Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike

The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be “patient” in deciding when to do so.

Stocks gain most in more than a year on Fed, oil

A pledge from the Federal Reserve to remain “patient” when deciding when to lift interest rates gave the stock market its biggest gain in more than a year.

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Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.

Early rally fizzles, leaving US indexes lower

Sudden twists in the price of oil and currency trading turned the stock market into a roller-coaster ride on Tuesday.

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