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Taxi service adapting in response to ride-hailing industry

Published Jan. 21 2018

Only a few weeks after ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft moved into Jefferson City last spring, Checker Cab owner Tom...

Los Angeles Times gets union, loses publisher

Published Jan. 21 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Times journalists have voted to unionize for the first time in the newspaper’s 136-year...

Crunch time: What Amazon wants for its new HQ

Published Jan. 21 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 20 cities are left standing in the competition for Amazon’s second headquarters and the 50,000 jobs...

Small-town budgets hurting from loss of mini Walmarts

Published Jan. 21 2018

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — Luther sold its youth football field to Walmart about three years ago so the company could...

Trump claims credit for economic growth

Published Jan. 21 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.

Avoiding wedding planning hitches

Published Jan. 21 2018

While January is when wedding show season enters full swing, planning your perfect wedding can seem like an insurmountable task.

BizBeat: New cupcakery opens in Eastland Plaza

Published Jan. 21 2018

A new cupcake franchise opened Tuesday in Jefferson City's Eastland Plaza shopping complex.Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery at 905 Eastland Drive,...

BizBeat: KFC to open Jefferson City restaurant in summer

Published Jan. 21 2018

The nation's largest KFC franchisee plans to open a Jefferson City location as early as this summer.

BizBeat: Capital Mall loses kitchen store

Published Jan. 21 2018

Kitchen Collection closed its Capital Mall store recently, mall General Manager Adam Addison confirmed.

BizBeat: Zales closes Capital Mall store

Published Jan. 21 2018

The Zales jewelry store at Capital Mall in Jefferson City closed Jan. 13, a spokesman for Zales' parent company confirmed...

Facebook to emphasize ‘trustworthy’ news via user surveys

Published Jan. 20 2018

Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that...

In historical vote, LA Times newsroom will form union

Published Jan. 20 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Times journalists have voted to unionize for the first time in the paper’s 136-year...

US stocks close higher; market sets latest record high

Published Jan. 20 2018

Investors shrugged off the potential for a federal government shutdown Friday, driving U.S. stocks higher and setting new milestones for...

Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

Published Jan. 20 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent.

Coke aims to recycle a bottle for each it sells by 2030

Published Jan. 20 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola announced long-term recycling goals Friday, including attempting to recycle a bottle or can for every...

Tax law gives unintended break to farmers

Published Jan. 19 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that...

P&Z approves new Missouri Soybean offices

Published Jan. 19 2018

The Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new office building for the Missouri Soybean Association.

Meetings on tap to discuss raising sewer, water rates

Published Jan. 19 2018

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold public hearings this month about Missouri American Water's request to increase water and...

Owners look ahead after Eldon Philly Diner fire

Published Jan. 19 2018

The Eldon Philly Diner is a scorched shell of its former self, but the owners of Randles Court said they...

St. Louis, Kansas City fail to make final list for Amazon HQ

Published Jan. 18 2018

Bids by Kansas City and St. Louis to build Amazon's second headquarters failed to make a list of 20 finalists...

Driver died because of faulty air bag, report says

Published Jan. 18 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol said a woman died because a faulty air bag ruptured and...

US stock rally lifts Dow to first close above 26,000 points

Published Jan. 18 2018

A broad rally on Wall Street propelled the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first...

Uber close to scrapping human backups in self-driving cars

Published Jan. 18 2018

DETROIT (AP) — Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time...