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BizBeat: Hook’s sports bar returns from the ashes in a new location

Hook’s Double Play Sports Bar at 512 Ellis Blvd. is a throwback to Mark Schnieders’ father, Paul Schnieders, who was a pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.

BizBeat: New liquor store on tap

Tony and Victor’s Discount Liquors is set for a May 1 opening at 2121 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City.

Central Travel relocates to Merchant’s Bank Building

Central Travel is doing some traveling of its own. The newly restored Merchant’s Bank Building at 103 W. High St. (the former location of My Sentiments Exactly) is now home to Central Bank’s full-service travel agency.

Jefferson City food service inspections for March 2016

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

Learn before renting a storage unit

Tips from Better Business Bureau

If you have run out of storage space in the basement, office or attic, a self-storage unit can be a good solution. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to understand a storage facility’s policies before renting units.

US home rents up in March, but signs suggest an easing trend

Americans paid more to rent homes last month, but broader measures suggest the surging increases of prior years have moderated in much of the country.

Fiat Chrysler recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.1 million cars and midsize SUVs worldwide because their gear shifters may confuse drivers and allow them to exit their vehicles without placing them in “park.”

US stock indexes end mixed as investors size up earnings

A rebound in the price of oil and natural gas helped drive sharp gains for energy and financial companies, nudging U.S. stocks mostly higher Friday.

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Sears to close 68 Kmart, 10 Sears stores this summer

Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday it will close 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores as it struggles to restore profitability.

Microsoft reports weak results despite turnaround effort

In a sign Microsoft is still finding its way in the post-PC era, the tech giant reported a surprise drop in quarterly sales and profit.

US stock indexes close lower as market snaps 3-day rally

A steep slide in traditional safe-play stocks such as phone companies and utilities weighed Thursday on Wall Street, snapping a three-day winning streak for the market.

Missouri corn planting ahead of other states

Missouri farmers learned from last year’s planting season they are ahead of all other states in the nation for corn planting, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report. With rain predicted for the next two weeks, that’s a hopeful sign for the 2016 crop, according to University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold.

Source: VW to pay 1 billion dollars to diesel owners, buy back some cars

Volkswagen, the U.S. government and private lawyers have reached a deal for the automaker to buy back some of the nearly 600,000 diesel cars that cheat on emissions tests and spend just over $1 billion to compensate owners, according to a person briefed on the matter.

Firm suspends plans to build $3.3B natural gas pipeline

Plans to build a $3.3 billion natural gas pipeline from New York into New England through western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire have been suspended.

Wal-Mart shrinks board membership to 12 from 15

Wal-Mart is shrinking the number of board members to 12 from 15 as it looks to maximize its effectiveness amid an overhaul of its business.

US stocks end modestly higher as oil price recovers

Financial and energy companies led a modest increase in U.S. stocks Wednesday, giving the stock market its third gain in a row.

Yahoo deterioration deepens as company mulls possible sale

Yahoo has hung out a “for sale” sign without doing much to improve its curb appeal.

Intel to cut 12,000 jobs as it confronts decline in PCs

Intel says it will cut 12,000 jobs — about 11 percent of its workforce — as it reorganizes to confront a decline in sales of personal computers.

US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil price rebounds

U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Tuesday, led by gains in energy, mining and financial companies.

Amazon' stand-alone streaming service targets Netflix

Amazon.com Inc. is taking on Netflix and Hulu with its own stand-alone video streaming service, just weeks before Netflix raises prices for longtime subscribers.