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Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers

A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company’s latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.

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BizBeat: New entertainment, event venue open on Industrial

Jefferson City has a new option for venues to host weddings, meetings and events in Windstone Entertainment.

BizBeat: Scene One preparing for new location

When Scene One crew members set up for the East High Street black-box theater’s production of “Talking Things Over with Chekhov” at May 12, it will be for the last time.

BizBeat: Five Below to open Friday

National chain Five Below is set to open its Jefferson City store Friday.

March 2016 home sales statistics

March 2016 home sales statistics from the Jefferson City Area Board of REALTORS and Missouri REALTORS are as follows.

Be wary of itinerant contractors

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Good weather often brings out itinerant contractors offering to give homeowners a price break on work around their homes.

Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm unique

Berkshire Hathaway's idiosyncrasies were on display this weekend, as tens of thousands of people filled an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for several hours Saturday at the conglomerate's annual meeting.

Uber, blind riders reach settlement over service dogs

Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals, an advocacy group announced Saturday.

Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.

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Executive Q&A — Faye Edwards: Keeping things moving forward

From #jcmo Inside Business

Faye Edwards loves the role she plays in helping get books into the hands of young readers. But, as she’s quick to point out, her role as senior vice president of operations and general manager at Scholastic really is to guide the many employees she oversees to complete their goals and missions in the best, most efficient way possible.

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Court: Amtrak can’t have regulatory role

A federal appeals court has once again ruled Congress can’t give Amtrak power to impose rail standards on other private railroads.

US employment costs up modest 0.6 percent in first quarter

Employment costs paid to U.S. civilian workers rose at a slightly faster pace in the first three months of the year compared to the previous quarter, as wages and salaries gained steam.

US stocks hit by health care woes but avoid bigger losses

U.S. stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses.

US stocks skid as Apple pulls tech companies lower

U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in three weeks on Thursday after a late sell-off. Apple, which is mired in a slump, fell to its lowest price in about two months and dragged the tech sector sharply lower.

Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55B

Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children’s entertainment.

House GOP seeks to block stricter rule on retirement savings

The GOP-controlled House has voted to overturn new Obama administration rules requiring stricter standards for brokers regarding retirement investments.

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Ban the box: Would dropping criminal history from job applications reduce recidivism?

From #jcmo Inside Business

Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order April 11 prohibiting state agencies from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history on an initial job application. But statewide legislation to ban the box for the state's public-sector businesses has stalled over the past two years.

US stocks rise, shaking off tech slump, after Fed stands pat

U.S. stocks rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged, as investors expected.

Fed keeps key rate unchanged; no hint on timing of next hike

The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate unchanged Wednesday against the backdrop of a slowdown in U.S. and global growth and provided no hint of when its next rate hike may occur.

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Help wanted: Hiring potential in three industry sectors has evolved, expanded Nichols programs

From #jcmo Inside Business

Nichols Career Center, established as part of Jefferson City Public Schools in 1976, offers a dozen programs in fields relevant to local industry needs.