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Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike

The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be “patient” in deciding when to do so.

Stocks gain most in more than a year on Fed, oil

A pledge from the Federal Reserve to remain “patient” when deciding when to lift interest rates gave the stock market its biggest gain in more than a year.

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Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.

Early rally fizzles, leaving US indexes lower

Sudden twists in the price of oil and currency trading turned the stock market into a roller-coaster ride on Tuesday.

Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPad prices

A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn’t compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.

Stocks fall after biggest weekly loss since 2012

Falling oil prices pushed U.S. stocks down broadly on Monday, extending losses into a second week.

Factory output eclipses pre-recession high

U.S. manufacturing output in November surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production kicked into a higher gear.

T-shirt kiosk raises eyebrows for some shoppers

Capital Mall’s level of family-friendliness has been called into question by some customers recently, but mall management say no merchandise on display is inappropriate.

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Heisinger Bluffs renovates Riverview assisted living center

Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph’s Bluffs senior living center on West Main Street in Jefferson City recently began a $200,000 renovation to its Riverview assisted living neighborhood.

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BizBeat: Calvary’s Gift expands to larger location

Resale shop Calvary’s Gift will start the new year at a new location, moving about a block from its current Jefferson City store.

BizBeat: Technology repair shop migrates across mall

Jefferson City Computer Services, a computer, tablet and cell-phone troubleshooting business, moved to a new location in Capital Mall last week.

BizBeat: Tolson Drug renovation continues

The gradual renovation process at Tolson Drug Store now has made its way to the pharmacy.

Building permits issued in November 2014

Jefferson City issued 30 building permits during November.

Congress sends Obama $1.1 T spending bill

Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration's new immigration policy.

Bass Pro to acquire Ranger Boats

Bass Pro of Missouri plans to acquire the Arkansas company that manufactures well-known bass boats.

Wealth gap widens between whites, minorities

The economic recovery has not been equal among the races, according to a Pew Research Center study released Friday.

French court says Uber may infringe on taxi law

A French court ruled Friday that Uber's ride-hailing service may infringe French law and ordered the company to make changes to its popular mobile app-based service.

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Oil plunges again, reaches recession-level depths

A 6-month rout in the price of oil accelerated this week, culminating in a 4 percent drop Friday — its third such drop in 5 days — to its lowest level since May of 2009, when the U.S. was still in recession. Friday's trigger was a lowered expectation for oil consumption from the International Energy Agency.

US stocks plunge as oil rout continues

A rout in oil prices shook financial markets Friday, pushing stocks to their worst weekly loss in two and a half years.

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