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Dozens of expired tax breaks would get renewed under bill

Businesses big and small would get to keep claiming dozens of tax breaks that expired at the start of the year under a bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.

Feds say ID protector LifeLock is leaving consumers exposed

The U.S. government says identity theft protection company LifeLock is misleading consumers about the level of protection it provides, violating a $12 million settlement with regulators and 35 states.

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades.

Survey: US companies less optimistic about future sales

U.S. businesses’ outlook on sales in the coming months has darkened after sales growth slowed in the second quarter, according to a survey.

Citi to refund $700 million for deceptive card practices

Citigroup will refund $700 million to consumers and will pay $70 million in fines for illegal and deceptive credit card practices, the bank and federal regulators said Tuesday.

Weak showings from companies send stocks lower

Disappointing earnings from several big U.S. companies put investors in a selling mood Tuesday, giving the stock market its first broad decline in four days.

Fe orders 8 biggest US banks to hold extra capital

Federal regulators are directing the eight biggest U.S. banks to hold capital at levels above industry requirements to cushion against unexpected losses and reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts.

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Gulf oil wells lingering with temporary seals

Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing, an investigation by The Associated Press shows.

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BizBeat: Carrie’s Hallmark to expand next-door after April fire

An April 12 fire that could have fueled disaster for a downtown Jefferson City gift shop ended up offering the business an opportunity for growth.

BizBeat: Panera plans drive-thru restaurant at old Yen Ching property

Panera Bread plans to move its Jefferson City location within the next year or so — but only a few doors down.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for June 2015

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

Choosing the right financial adviser

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Saving for retirement, college and other life events is more important than ever.

Nuclear deal has companies eyeing Iranian opportunities anew

The nuclear deal is done. Now it's time to talk business.

Rising gas prices push inflation up modestly in June

Rising gasoline prices pushed inflation up modestly in June, leaving overall consumer prices higher than they were a year earlier for the first time since December.

Blue Bell: $125M investment necessary to remain operational

Blue Bell’s chief executive told shareholders this week that Texas billionaire Sid Bass will lend the company up to $125 million, and that the investment is essential for the popular ice-cream maker to remain in business, according to a published report.

Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B

Google's stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the Internet company for promising to curb its spending on risky projects.

Greek banks to reopen after cash pledge

Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in Athens said the painful austerity measures demanded in return were likely to force an election within months.

US homebuilder sentiment hits highest level since 2005

U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the market for new homes is back up to levels not seen since the height of the housing boom a decade ago.

Amazon: 'Prime Day' annual event

Amazon says its “Prime Day” sale led to a sales surge and “hundreds of thousands” of new signups for its $99 annual Prime loyalty program. The company said it plans to make the sale an annual event.

Obama unveils high-speed Internet help for low-income homes

Calling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.