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China gets US tariff delay but movement on tech unclear

Published Dec. 4 2018

BEIJING (AP) — Buy more U.S. exports? Done. Tinker with technology tactics that irk Washington and other trading partners? Maybe.

Economist: Skilled worker shortage hurts Midwestern economy

Published Dec. 4 2018

The economy continued to expand in nine Midwestern and Plains states last month but was hampered by shortages of skilled...

Trump and Xi buy time in trade war

Published Dec. 3 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The dinner-table diplomacy that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced...

Oklahoma agency helps people with disabilities find jobs

Published Dec. 3 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's state agency that works with individuals who have disabilities said it has taken more than...

Espionage, ID theft? Myriad risks from stolen Marriott data

Published Dec. 2 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The data stolen from the Marriott hotel empire in a massive breach is so rich and...

BBB TIPS: Scammers can steal your holiday cheer

Published Dec. 2 2018

The holidays are all about celebrating what’s good, but that doesn’t mean scammers are taking a vacation.

BizBeat: Wine and conversation on the menu at new bar

Published Dec. 2 2018

Matt Green sat on the top level of his new wine bar Nov. 20, sipping a glass of red Cannonball...

Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M guests

Published Dec. 1 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers stole information on as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel empire over...

Area nonprofits get final NAIFA donations

Published Dec. 1 2018

When Greg Russell gave Debbie Hamler, Special Learning Center executive director, a check Friday morning, the clock on the local...

Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety

Published Nov. 30 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure...

Port Authority hires chamber for work

Published Nov. 29 2018

The Heartland Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a professional services contract Wednesday morning with the Jefferson City Area Chamber...

Powell: US economy healthy and rate hikes aren’t automatic

Published Nov. 29 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to...

Ford shuffling workers to increase production of big SUVs

Published Nov. 29 2018

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is shuffling workers at several factories so it can make more hot-selling full-size SUVs.

With an eye on past problems, Facebook expands local feature

Published Nov. 29 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is cautiously expanding a feature that shows people local news and information, including missing-person alerts,...

US home prices rise more slowly amid weaker sales

Published Nov. 28 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices increased more slowly in September from a year ago as higher mortgage rates weighed...

Retail group says holiday season off to a strong start

Published Nov. 28 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday shopping season has gotten off to a “very strong” start, according to the largest...

As online shopping surges, so too does Cyber Monday’s riches

Published Nov. 27 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Like Black Friday, Cyber Monday is spreading out into a week-long shopping fest, with Amazon, Walmart...

Mitsubishi Motors fires Ghosn, CEO to be interim chairman

Published Nov. 27 2018

TOKYO (AP) — The board of Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, which is allied with Renault and Nissan, voted unanimously Monday...

Group opposes proposed sale of SSM hospitals

Published Nov. 27 2018

A group of "concerned Mid-Missouri citizens" last week announced the formation of a new, nonprofit organization "dedicated to the protection...