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NY Fed chief: Rate hike likely this year but hinges on data

The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Friday that a Fed rate hike remains likely this year but a final decision will depend on how the economy performs.

US stocks waver, still on track for best week this year

Stocks are little changed late-afternoon trading Friday, but the market is still on track to close out its best week this year.

GM recalls SUVs, tells owners not to use windshield wipers

General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the wiper motor to catch fire.

Stocks gain as signs point to Fed keeping interest rates low

Signs that the Federal Reserve would keep interest rates low for several more months pushed stocks broadly higher on Thursday, adding to what has been a near eight-day rally. Energy stocks advanced with the price of oil.

Battery fires: FAA to back ban on passenger planes

The risk of unstoppable fires is prompting U.S. officials to back a proposed international ban on rechargeable lithium battery shipments as cargo on passenger airlines.

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Yanis Coffee Zone named Small Business of the Year

'Hala, hala'

The 12-year anniversary of Taisir and Christina Yanis’ downtown Jefferson City coffee shop may have been the best one yet.

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‘SchmoozaPalooza’ boosts businesses, networking

Where can you earn $100, get a massage, grab lunch and dessert, and touch up your lipstick? Wednesday’s “SchmoozaPalooza” Business Showcase hosted by the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce at Capitol Plaza Hotel.

An up-and-down day for stock market ends with a solid gain

Stocks posted solid gains in a quiet session Wednesday, helped by advances in health-care and industrial companies.

VW emissions fixes could take until end of next year

Volkswagen said a recall of cars with software that can be used to evade emissions tests could start in Germany in January and last until the end of next year.

European data sharing pact with US ruled invalid

Facebook and thousands of other companies could find it vastly more complicated to do business in Europe after a court ruled that personal data sent to U.S. servers is potentially unsafe from government spying.

IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies

China’s slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push global economic growth this year to the lowest level since the recession year 2009, the International Monetary Fund predicted Tuesday.

Feds, states announce settlement with BP over Gulf oil spill

The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

US stocks end sharply higher

Stocks rallied in the U.S. and overseas Monday after last week’s gloomy jobs report led investors to expect that the Federal Reserve will wait even longer before making its first interest rate increase since the financial crisis.

BC settlement agreement set in July to be filed today

The public is about to get a look at details of an $18 billion settlement agreement announced in July to resolve years of legal fighting over damage done by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.

Bernanke: Wall St. execs should have gone to jail for crisis

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says some Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in the financial crisis that gripped the country in 2008 and triggered the Great Recession.

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Homemade barbecue sauce hits area markets

Ronnie Childs’ barbecue sauce recipe took 10 years to perfect. It took more than 35 years to make it to tables outside the circle of his family and friends.

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BizBeat: Summit Villa nursing home doubling in size

The Guthrie family has owned and managed Summit Villa Assisted Living for five years, and decided this year to add a second 46-bed assisted living facility to make its full capacity 92 beds.

BizBeat: Freeman Mortuary to renovate chapel

A complete renovation of Freeman Mortuary’s second-floor chapel will keep the funeral home from hosting funerals on site for four to six weeks, but it will remain open for family consultations and operations.

Building permits issued in September 2015

Jefferson City issued 33 building permits during September 2015, as follows.