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In boon for farmers, Trump to lift restrictions on ethanol

Published Oct. 10 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a...

Facebook wants people to invite its cameras into their homes

Published Oct. 10 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget...

Netflix assembles new US production hub in New Mexico

Published Oct. 9 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix has chosen New Mexico as the site of a new U.S. production hub and is...

Facebook wants people to invite its cameras into their homes

Published Oct. 9 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget...

No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

Published Oct. 8 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation's temperatures, a new study out...

FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

Published Oct. 7 2018

U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck’s cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45.

Nation’s largest mattress retailer files for bankruptcy

Published Oct. 7 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — Mattress Firm, Inc., the nation’s largest mattress retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying its rapid...

As joblessness falls, skilled workers hard to find

Published Oct. 7 2018

Are America’s employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire?The U.S. economy has become a seemingly perpetual...

BBB Tips: Don't get tricked on Halloween costumes

Published Oct. 7 2018

Halloween is a time for tricks and treats, but shopping for decorations and costumes shouldn't be a scary experience.

August, September Cole County building permits

Published Oct. 7 2018

Cole County issued 20 construction permits in August 2018, as follows:Nicholas/Natasha Pendleton, 209 Winery Road, accessory — machine shed.

September Jefferson City building permits

Published Oct. 7 2018

Jefferson City issued 45 building permits in September 2018, as follows:Loethen Construction, 1310 E.

BizBeat: Mall's Hibbett Sports getting facelift

Published Oct. 7 2018

Hibbett Sports' Capital Mall store recently began extensive renovations.Store Manager Ty Austin said Hibbett Sports wants to expand options for...

BizBeat: Dollar General considering Wardsville store

Published Oct. 7 2018

Discount retailer Dollar General confirmed this week it's considering opening a store in Wardsville.

BizBeat: Alcobacco open for business

Published Oct. 7 2018

Alcohol and tobacco accessory shop Alcobacco held a grand opening Friday at 1904 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City.

US unemployment falls to 3.7 percent — lowest since 1969

Published Oct. 6 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969, when young men...

US consumer borrowing up strong $20.1 billion in August

Published Oct. 6 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their borrowing in August with the category that covers auto and student loans rising by...

Musk takes swipe at SEC on heels of fraud settlement

Published Oct. 5 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk is taunting the government regulators who threatened to oust him as CEO of electric...

Amazon's $15 an hour a win? Not so, some veteran workers say

Published Oct. 5 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's announcement that it would raise its hourly minimum wage to $15 has been seen as...

Toys R Us … not dead yet

Published Oct. 4 2018

There may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that turned out the lights...

Strong economic signs lift US stocks; bond prices drop

Published Oct. 4 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging reports on hiring and growth in the service sector sent small companies and banks higher...

Amazon jumps out ahead of its rivals and raises wages to $15

Published Oct. 3 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, the business that upended the retailing industry and transformed the way we shop for just...

Lawsuit accuses Facebook of enabling human traffickers

Published Oct. 3 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — A human trafficking survivor from Texas sued Facebook this week, alleging the social media platform provides human...

Poll: Half of young Americans see better financial future

Published Oct. 3 2018

About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a...