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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.

Stock market hits new high after Greece gets loan extension

A deal giving Greece more time to repay its debts swung the U.S. stock market higher Friday and drove the stock market to a record high.

Greece and eurozone settle their differences for now

Following weeks of recrimination and distrust, Greece and its creditors in the 19-nation eurozone reached an agreement Friday on extending the country's rescue loans, a move that should dramatically ease concerns it was heading for the euro exit as soon as next month.

Nasdaq gains for eighth straight day, nearing dot-com high

The Nasdaq composite rose for an eighth straight day Friday, pushing the index closer to its all-time closing high.

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Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses

For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing. But it still won't be enough for many of them to afford housing and transportation and feed and raise children without government aid, according to economists and researchers.

Groups seek electronic collision alert devices on big trucks

Four highway safety groups have asked U.S. safety regulators to require tractor-trailers and big buses to have devices that alert drivers to stopped traffic and brake the trucks if drivers don’t respond.

California refinery unit was down with problems before blast

A California oil refinery unit that was damaged by an explosion was already offline for unplanned maintenance when the fire occurred, industry analysts said Thursday.

Judge rules against American Express in antitrust suit

American Express violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Attorney general nominee defends British bank investigation

President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general is defending her office's handling of a money-laundering investigation involving British bank HSBC, saying the deal carried stern penalties even though no individual executives were prosecuted.