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Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close

Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the “roar” of the floor, the excitement of “4,000 people yelling, ‘Buy! Buy! Buy!’” and decided no more classroom for him.

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote

Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy.

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BizBeat: Waddup Dawg debuts

Kate Kuse debuted Waddup Dawg, a travelling hot dog stand, in early June and has been wheeling it around Jefferson City at least once a week throughout the past month.

BizBeat: New signs looming at Capital Mall

Capital Mall is making progress in Jefferson City with plans for new signage both in front of the mall and along the highway.

BizBeat: JC’s Chicken closed

JC’s Chicken, the former KFC restaurant at 1923 Christy Drive, has closed; and the property is under new ownership.

Building permits issued in June 2015

In Jefferson City

Jefferson City issued 53 building permits during June 2015.

Advice for online shopping

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Online shopping amounts to billions of dollars every year, and it’s expected to grow to $414 billion by 2018, according to Forrester Research Inc., a leading research firm.

MFA Oil purchases Big O Tires interest in BORE/MPC

BORE/MPC LLC, the joint venture between MFA Oil Company and Big O Tires, recently announced MFA Oil had purchased Big O Tires’ interest in the partnership, according to a news release.

Government: Accounting exec earned leniency in Madoff case

A 79-year-old former New York accounting firm executive who did work for some of Bernard Madoff's most important clients has earned leniency at sentencing because his cooperation provided new insights into history's largest financial fraud, prosecutors said.

Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to American-made goods.

BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill

More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions.

US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fears

Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend.

$18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion.

June economic report echoes previous signs for Midwest

Data from a June survey echo previous signs that slower economic growth likely lays ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report released Wednesday.

US stocks gain as Greece appears willing to negotiate

U.S. stocks closed higher as investors hoped a deal can be struck on Greece’s debt issues.

US probing airline collusion on high fares

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press.

JBS USA to buy Cargill pork business for $1.45 billion

The U.S. subsidiary of a Brazilian-based international meat processor is buying the pork division of Cargill Inc.

US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday.

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Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund.

US stocks notch worst day of year

Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year.

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