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Sugar, corn industries settle sweetener spat; terms secret

The sugar and corn industries ended their billion-dollar bitter battle over sweeteners Friday in a secret out-of-court settlement.

EPA says VW cheating software is on more vehicles

Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the automaker used software to cheat on pollution tests on more six-cylinder diesel vehicles than originally thought.

UAW approves contract with General Motors

The United Auto Workers union has approved its contract with General Motors Co. after addressing the objections of some workers.

Deal-seeking investors push retail stocks higher

Investors are snatching up shares of retailers as a more complex picture of the U.S. consumer emerges, one in which some brands may emerge as winners this year.

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E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle expands to 6 states

An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states.An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states.

Bankers predict weak economy in rural parts of 10 states

Bankers continue to predict the economy will slow in the months ahead in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states.

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.