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US stock indices slide

The stock market couldn’t shake off a case of the jitters from last week and closed sharply lower again on Monday.

Downside of drop in oil prices for US economy

If you’re a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice. But there are downsides to the recent plunge in oil prices — for the oil industry and for the economy.

St. Mary’s schedules open houses for new hospital

The new St. Mary’s hospital in Jefferson City is scheduled to have its first business day on Nov. 16. But it plans to give the public a sneak peek at the new hospital with open house events Nov. 1 and 2.

BizBeat: Displaced stylist opens new chapter in the bar business

Katherine Wakefield, former co-owner of Backstage Barbers, partnered together with Dino Cubilla, owner of Hoxton Tavern and Grill, to open Kat-A-Tonic.

BizBeat: The Cutting Room finds new location

Another displaced Downtown Mall business found its new Jefferson City home just down the street at the end of July.

BizBeat: Capital Mall begins “Trade Days”

Once a month, the Capital Mall in Jefferson City will offer home-based businesses, arts and crafts vendors, and direct sale businesses the opportunity to set up shop.

Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers' efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs' numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease.

Hussman named to UNC journalism hall of fame

Jefferson City News Tribune and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter E. Hussman Jr. was inducted into the North Carolina Halls of Fame in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations in a ceremony Friday in Chapel Hill.

Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there

Men are eight times more likely than women to negotiate salary when taking a job, according to a study by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever for their 2007 book Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation and Positive Strategies for Change.

Kmart becomes latest retailer hit by data theft

Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers' credit and debit cards.

Refinery switching to newer rail cars for crude

A refinery in northwest Washington state says it will no longer accept any volatile North Dakota crude oil unless it arrives on newer-model tank cars.

Bag makers launch push to overturn California ban

Plastic bag manufacturers on Friday passed their first hurdle in their effort to delay and eventually repeal California’s new ban on single-use plastic shopping bags before it takes effect.

US investigates failures in Michelin truck tires

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that some Michelin heavy truck tires can fail and cause crashes.

Nissan recalls 2013 Altimas for hood latch problem

Nissan is recalling more than 238,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion.

US stocks close out worst week since May 2012

U.S. stocks are closing out a turbulent week with another loss, giving the market its worst week since May 2012.

Report: Record Missouri corn crop possible

A new government forecast says Missouri farmers could harvest record crops of corn and soybeans this year.

Amazon to open brick-and-mortar store

Amazon is planning to open its first physical store.

Smart Spending: A spin with Wal-Mart’s savings app

Price-matching at the grocery store has always promised to save some money — and create a lot of work.

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As market sinks, investors brace for turbulence

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 334 points as falling energy stocks and worries about the global economy sent investors fleeing out of the market. The blue-chip index rose 275 points the day before.

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Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in federal court Thursday that insurance giant American International Group Inc. had to be rescued by the government in 2008 to avert global catastrophe.