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US stocks drop as investors assess earnings, deals

U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday for the first day in five as investors assessed company earnings and the latest corporate deal news. More evidence of weakness in China’s economy also unsettled the market.

Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges

The world’s biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers’ most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.

Dell buying EMC in $65 billion bet on data storage

Dell is buying data storage company EMC for $67 billion in a huge bet on a segment of technology that has proven to be more profitable than the slumping personal computer market.

US stocks edge higher

U.S. stocks edged higher Monday on a quiet day for the market ahead of a busy weak for corporate earnings.

Economists still expect rate hike before end of 2015

A survey of business economists finds that a majority still expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates before the end of the year, with the broader economy expected to grow at a slightly faster pace in 2015 than previously forecast.

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BizBeat: Becky’s Cupcakes & More fills larger space

Becky’s Cupcakes & More, which opened in the Capital Mall food court in August 2014, closed its original location Sept. 25 to reopen Oct. 1 at 1406 Missouri Blvd., Suite C, in Jefferson Plaza in late September.

BizBeat: Carroll-Rehma Motors sold to St. Louis dealer

St. Louis area car dealer Jim Butler Auto Group announced last week it had purchased Chevrolet dealership Carroll-Rehma Motors in Linn.

BizBeat: Railwood golf course scaling back to 9 holes

Railwood Golf Club in Holts Summit will scale back from 18 holes to nine at the end of this year, said General Manager Jim Johnson.

BizBeat: Nspire Nutrition closed

Nspire Nutrition, a nutritional supplement store in downtown Jefferson City, closed last week.

Jefferson City business licenses issued in September 2015

Jefferson City issued the following 26 business licenses during September.

Study cites cybercrime’s rising costs to corporations

Cybercrime costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas amid a slew of high-profile breaches, according to research released last week.

Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent, slower than last year

Americans will spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays because of sluggish wage growth and other factors, the largest U.S. retail trade group says.

Holiday job season looming

Tips from Better Business Bureau

With holiday decorations going up before Halloween in some stores, now is the time to apply for seasonal jobs.

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.