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IRS resolves computer problems after outage

The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns.

5M vehicles recalled for another air bag problem

Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, and this one will bring recalls of up to 5 million vehicles worldwide.

Peabody coal clean-up protections questioned in Illinois

A Midwest environmental group is questioning the ability of the country's largest coal producer to guarantee it has enough money for future cleanup of its Illinois mines, and it's threatening to sue the state if regulators don't change their approach.

Growth at US services firms slowed in January

A private survey says U.S. services companies grew in January at the slowest rate in nearly two years, as global economic challenges are showing some signs of spreading to consumers.

US stocks stage late turnaround

Stocks staged a rapid comeback in late-afternoon trading to close solidly higher Wednesday, helped by a surge in the price of oil and a decline in the U.S. dollar.

Toyota recalls 320,000 trucks, SUVs

Toyota is recalling about 320,000 trucks and SUVs because the roof-mounted air bags can inflate without a crash.

Lawsuit challenges St. Louis payroll tax paid by employers

A St. Louis business is suing to halt the city's payroll tax paid by employers, arguing that it's unconstitutional.

Hellmann’s gives vegan a go after suing eggless spread maker

Hellmann’s has figured out that if you can’t beat them, you might as well join them.

Super Bowl ads this year might be a snooze

No GoDaddy. Not a bikini in sight.

Companies release Super Bowl ads to maximize exposure

With Super Bowl Sunday less than a week away, a flurry of advertisers including Budweiser and LG Electronics have already released their game-day ads in the hopes of stoking excitement and building up shares on social media.

Congress: drugmakers planned price hikes to boost profits

Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according to excerpts from thousands of documents released by federal lawmakers.

Shkreli wants to ‘berate’ Congress, but will take the Fifth

Former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli says he’d like to “berate” and “insult” Congress — but instead will take the Fifth Amendment during questioning on Thursday.

Stocks sink, weighed down by another drop in price of oil

Another steep drop in the price of oil weighed on global markets Tuesday.

US stocks edge mostly lower as energy prices plunge again

Stocks are closing mostly lower after another steep drop in oil and natural gas prices pulled energy companies down.

CDC says Chipotle-linked outbreak of E. coli appears over

Looks like it’s safe to bite into that burrito.

Google parent tops Apple as world’s most valuable company

Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, topped Apple as the world’s most valuable business in after-hours trading Monday after reporting surging earnings.

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Another big year of improvements in store for Capital Mall

Mall officials call timing of three stores’ departure coincidental

Doing business in a construction zone has become business as usual at Capital Mall in Jefferson City.

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BizBeat: LabSpace Robotics offers engineering classes for kids

LabSpace Robotics opened at the beginning of January in a permanent space in Capital Mall. It now offers robotics classes for children in second through seventh grade.

BizBeat: Data Comm under new ownership

Marco, a technology services provider with offices in eight Midwestern states, announced it purchased local information technology company Data Comm Inc. earlier this month.

BizBeat: Mobile ultrasound unit appears at mall

First Flutters Elective Ultrasound, a mobile business based in Laurie that provides keepsake ultrasounds for pregnant women, will be at Capital Mall on Feb. 6-7.