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AT&T buys DirecTV, now biggest traditional TV provider in US

Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.

Amazon’s value surpasses Wal-Mart after surprise 2Q profit

It’s official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart.

Stocks fall for 3rd straight day

Investors have been second-guessing the strength of company results this week and they found more reasons to do so on Thursday.

As sales fall in US, McDonald’s eyes variety of changes

McDonald’s is looking at variety of changes to win back customers in the U.S.: A new value message to replace the Dollar Menu, breakfast all day, and nips and tucks to improve the taste of its burgers.

Callaway nuclear plant shut down after 'non-emergency' leak

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system.

Coca-Cola: Diet Coke still struggling in US

Coca-Cola says sales of Diet Coke are still sliding as people continue gravitating toward foods they feel are fresh.

Technology shares lead a slump in US stocks

U.S. stocks notched their second decline in as many days Wednesday, pulled down by a technology stock slump headlined by Apple and Microsoft.

Dozens of expired tax breaks would get renewed under bill

Businesses big and small would get to keep claiming dozens of tax breaks that expired at the start of the year under a bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.

Feds say ID protector LifeLock is leaving consumers exposed

The U.S. government says identity theft protection company LifeLock is misleading consumers about the level of protection it provides, violating a $12 million settlement with regulators and 35 states.

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades.

Survey: US companies less optimistic about future sales

U.S. businesses’ outlook on sales in the coming months has darkened after sales growth slowed in the second quarter, according to a survey.

Citi to refund $700 million for deceptive card practices

Citigroup will refund $700 million to consumers and will pay $70 million in fines for illegal and deceptive credit card practices, the bank and federal regulators said Tuesday.

Weak showings from companies send stocks lower

Disappointing earnings from several big U.S. companies put investors in a selling mood Tuesday, giving the stock market its first broad decline in four days.

Fe orders 8 biggest US banks to hold extra capital

Federal regulators are directing the eight biggest U.S. banks to hold capital at levels above industry requirements to cushion against unexpected losses and reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts.

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Gulf oil wells lingering with temporary seals

Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing, an investigation by The Associated Press shows.

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BizBeat: Carrie’s Hallmark to expand next-door after April fire

An April 12 fire that could have fueled disaster for a downtown Jefferson City gift shop ended up offering the business an opportunity for growth.

BizBeat: Panera plans drive-thru restaurant at old Yen Ching property

Panera Bread plans to move its Jefferson City location within the next year or so — but only a few doors down.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for June 2015

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

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Nuclear deal has companies eyeing Iranian opportunities anew

The nuclear deal is done. Now it's time to talk business.