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Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts

Published Aug. 20 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by...

Lawsuit seeks to halt new Missouri CAFO law

Published Aug. 20 2019

A lawsuit was filed Monday in Cole County Circuit Court, asking Presiding Judge Pat Joyce to grant a temporary restraining...

Work week doesn't end at 40 hours or one job for some workers

Published Aug. 18 2019

For 40 hours a week, Gabby Jahr is a business analyst for the Missouri Office of Administration.But for another 10-20...

Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism

Published Aug. 18 2019

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests...

Illinois sues company after lead found in village’s water

Published Aug. 18 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois alleges a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission...

Leader of largest US organic food fraud gets 10-year term

Published Aug. 18 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme...

BBB Tips: Be cautious with auto service contracts

Published Aug. 18 2019

No matter where you turn these days, you're bound to read or hear about extended auto service contracts.

Jefferson City July 2019 restaurant inspections

Published Aug. 18 2019

Jefferson City’s food code requires food-service establishments to be inspected at least once every six months.

BizBeat: Dollar General coming to Wardsville

Published Aug. 18 2019

Residents of Wardsville will soon have a new place to get low-priced items.

BizBeat: Party City closing in November

Published Aug. 18 2019

The party is ending at the Capital Mall in November when Party City closes its doors.On Nov. 30, the store...

Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020

Published Aug. 17 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing even voters who...

Five months on, state unemployment still at 3.3%

Published Aug. 17 2019

Missouri’s unemployment rate has been holding steady at 3.3 percent for the last five months, and more jobs were added...

US stock indexes end mostly higher after volatile day

Published Aug. 16 2019

Investors rode out another turbulent day Thursday on Wall Street that kept stock indexes flipping between gains and losses until...

US retail sales rise strongly in sign of consumer optimism

Published Aug. 16 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more at retail stores and restaurants in July, a sign concerns over weakening economic growth...

Dow slumps 800 points after bonds flash recession warning

Published Aug. 15 2019

The threat of a recession doesn’t seem so remote anymore for investors in financial markets.The yield on the closely watched...

Hy-Vee investigating payment card fraud

Published Aug. 15 2019

Hy-Vee announced Wednesday that the company is investigating a data incident involving its payment processing systems.

Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese goods until December

Published Aug. 14 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.

CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up for streaming

Published Aug. 14 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly combined ViacomCBS will invest in more movies and TV shows and try to sell...

Cole County asked to regulate CAFOs

Published Aug. 14 2019

A dozen Mid-Missouri residents encouraged the Cole County Commission on Tuesday to consider quickly passing an ordinance regulating concentrated animal...

Kansas City officials pledge to help keep 'border war' truce

Published Aug. 13 2019

Local officials are helping Kansas and Missouri preserve a truce in an economic "border war" that had seen the states...

US-China trade war leaves Europe as collateral damage

Published Aug. 13 2019

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Like a sleek Mercedes crunched between two freight trucks, Europe’s economy is being knocked off course...

BlackRock takes huge stake in parent of Sports Illustrated

Published Aug. 13 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — BlackRock is taking a sizeable stake in the parent of Sports Illustrated and the retail chains...

Callaway business owners still unclear on disaster assistance

Published Aug. 13 2019

Following Callaway County's approval for FEMA individual assistance last week, confusion looms for some Callaway business owners as to where...