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FAA: Southwest for now can use planes that missed inspection

Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days.

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House votes to expand college accounts Obama wanted to scrap

The House voted Wednesday to expand the benefits of popular college savings plans that President Barack Obama failed to scale back.

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Morgan Stanley to pay $2.6B to settle charges over mortgages

Morgan Stanley said Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle with the federal government over its role in the mortgage bubble and subsequent financial crisis.

Dow ekes out another record close even as other indexes slip

The Dow Jones industrial average notched its third record high close in a row Wednesday, even as other market indexes ended lower.

Target reports 4Q loss on Canada pullout; outlook cautious

Target Corp. delivered a cautious profit outlook for the first quarter and reported a loss in its fourth quarter, dragged down by costs to end its money-losing foray in Canada.

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Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

It’s a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences.

Fewer sellers pushes up US house prices in December

U.S. home prices rose in December at a faster pace than the previous month, likely because of a much smaller number of homes for sale.

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

Slight gains push US stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week.

Home Depot beats Street 4Q forecasts

The Home Depot Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $1.38 billion.

US Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday’s auction with rates on three-month bills rising to the highest level in five weeks while rates on six-month bills were unchanged.

2015 MADE In Missouri Competition announced

The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced the launch of the 2015 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition in a recent news release.

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BizBeat: Harbor Freight projects April grand opening

Harbor Freight Tools is set to open in Jefferson City in just over a month.

BizBeat: New eatery to serve soups, salads at Capital Mall

Business owner John Fernandes is optimistic about Capital Mall’s future — so optimistic he’s opening a third business in Jefferson City’s Country Club Drive retail hub.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for January 2015

Jefferson City’s Food Code requires food-service establishments be inspected at least once every six months. The inspections note critical and non-critical violations.

Learfield Sports unveils new brand

Learfield Sports announced Feb. 16 that it has completed the integration of its licensing, merchandising and trademark services and the new name for the business will be Learfield Licensing Partners, according to a news release.

With deal, West Coast seaports tackle huge cargo backlog

Dockworkers along the West Coast began the monthslong task Saturday of clearing seaports of cargo that was caught up in a contract feud between their union and employers.

YouTube to release kids app to ease parents’ worries

YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet.

FAA says American Airlines ‘may have’ violated maintenance rules

Federal officials say American Airlines “may have” violated maintenance rules and they are continuing to investigate a union group’s allegations that mechanics were pressured to clear planes for flying before it was safe.

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US to fine air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day

The U.S. government will fine Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in a long-running investigation of faulty and potentially dangerous air bag inflators.