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US stocks edge lower

U.S. stocks closed slightly lower Thursday after spending much of the day wavering between small gains and losses.

House approves GOP-led bill to boost Fed oversight

The Republican-controlled House approved a bill Thursday that supporters said would make the Federal Reserve more transparent and accountable, defying a veto threat.

Corporate America’s problem: Falling profit, revenue

Corporate America has a profit problem. U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession.

UAW leaders make push for Ford contract

The United Auto Workers union is making a last-ditch push for the union's proposed contract with Ford, which is heading for defeat in votes at Ford's plants.

Environmental group sues Kansas City amusement park, owner

An environmental group alleges in a lawsuit that a Kansas City amusement park is discharging polluted water into Missouri River tributaries.

Deal news and bank gains send stock market solidly higher

U.S. stocks notched their best day in nearly four weeks on Wednesday as investors welcomed new hints pointing to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in coming weeks. Traders were also encouraged by more corporate deal news.

AMA backs ban on prescription drug ads

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs and implantable medical devices, saying they contribute to rising costs and patients’ demands for inappropriate treatment.

Starwood takeover lets Marriott become world's biggst hotelier

Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger, taking over rival chain Starwood in a $12.2 billion deal that will catapult it to become the world’s largest hotelier by a wide margin.

Energy stocks lead a rally as the price of oil climbs

U.S. stocks mounted a broad rally on Monday, snapping a three-day losing streak as investors moved past concerns that the terrorist attacks in Paris could spell big trouble for the global economy.

Short-term market drop likely after Paris terror

The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency will likely fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the global economy.

BizBeat: Expanded business makes aging easier

Aging Made Easy, an in-home service provider based in St. James, expanded to a Jefferson City office at the beginning of November.

BizBeat: Second Burger King delays opening

Jefferson City’s soon-to-be second Burger King has delayed its opening slightly, with the fast-food restaurant projected to open a month from today.

Jefferson City food service inspections for October 2015

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

Layaway offers seasonal saving alternative

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Layaway may seem like a throwback to the last century. But for consumers who don’t have access to a credit card, buying gifts through layaway can be a money-saving alternative to short-term installment loans.

Hershey kisses artificial flavors goodbye in some chocolates

Hershey wants to keep the ingredients list on two of its famous chocolates short and sweet.

JC Penney reports loss, sales growth, but shares skid

J.C. Penny reported stronger-than-expected sales for the third-quarter, but the department store operator’s failure to raise its forecast for the year appeared to add to worries that upcoming holiday shopping season could turn out to be a dud for retailers.

Campbell Soup recalls 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs

Campbell Soup is recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs Original in the U.S. due to a possible choking hazard.

Federal Reserve says region's farm income fell sharply in 3Q

The Federal Reserve says farm income fell sharply during the third quarter in Midwestern and Western states, so farmers cut back on major purchases.

November stock slide continues

A deepening slump in prices for oil, metals and other commodities sent stock prices lower on Thursday.

Wal-Mart syncs Black Friday deals online and in store

Wal-Mart Stores says it is offering most of the same Black Friday “doorbuster” deals online and in stores for the first time and giving online shoppers an early jump on the sales.