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BizBeat: Texas-based company purchases Corwin dealerships

RFJ Auto Partners announced last week that it purchased the auto dealerships of the Corwin Automotive Group in Jefferson City.

BizBeat: I Love This Look boutique folds

I Love This Look, a women’s fashion boutique in downtown Jefferson City, will close its doors March 13. The shop, located at 122 E. High St., offered women’s clothing and accessories and opened in September 2013.

BizBeat: Sami Beauty Supply consolidates to new, smaller store

Jefferson City’s Sami Beauty Supply store, formerly located at 1704 Missouri Blvd., has consolidated and relocated to a smaller store — Beauty Supply Xpress at 901 Missouri Blvd.

Jefferson City JCPenney receives company’s highest distinction

Jefferson City’s JCPenney is one of approximately 100 stores nationwide that received the company’s top honor last week, according to a news release.

February home sales statistics

More homes sold for higher average prices and more new listings entered the Jefferson City real-estate market in February 2015 than in February 2014.

Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously damage the industry.

In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals

From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms.

Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached

Some British Airways frequent flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline says that most personal information is safe.

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Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.

RadioShack bankruptcy hearing drags on, Salus plans new bid

A lender who failed to win an auction this week for RadioShack’s assets is planning to submit a new bid as a bankruptcy court hearing on the fate of the electronics retailer drags on.

Google, Johnson & Johnson team up to build robot surgeons

Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room.

Keurig coffee share grows — so does environmental controversy

One measure of how heated the environmental battle has become over coffee giant Keurig Green Mountain’s $5 billion-a-year, single-serve plastic pods is how often the company’s opponents resort to galactic comparisons.

Review: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung’s best yet

A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer.

From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

It was a tempest in a coffee cup.

Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency

The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes.

Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate

A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.

Altera stock soars on report of sales talks with Intel

Altera's stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel.

Stocks close with slight gains, but still end the week lower

A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday.

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Obama praises payday lender rules, vows veto of limitations

Embracing proposed new rules aimed at payday lenders, President Barack Obama on Thursday said working families need protections from heavy debt burdens and warned Republicans that he would veto attempts to unravel regulations that govern the financial industry.

Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.

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