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Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

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Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

Mixed earnings news leaves US stocks mostly lower

Tepid corporate results and another drop in the price of crude oil pulled stocks mostly lower on Tuesday.

US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.

Running out of time: Limited-time deals can be limiting

Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting.

BizBeat: MVC Laser & MedSpa offers fresh, full-time services

MVC Laser & MedSpa, formerly a part-time service of Missouri Vein Care, began operating full-time in a newly-renovated space on March 9, and held a grand opening April 9.

BizBeat: Busch’s Florist sprouts third location

Longtime Jefferson City business Busch’s Florist will open its third Mid-Missouri location Monday in Linn.

BizBeat: Day Solutions serves as habilitation resource

Speech therapist Danielle Schwartz opened Day Solutions Inc. in Jefferson City to serve local individuals with developmental disabilities in a new way.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for March 2015

Jefferson City’s Food Code requires food-service establishments be inspected at least once every six months. Here are the March 2015 inspections.

Environmental remediation work to mark 30th anniversary for ARSI

ARSI, an environmental and demolition contractor based in Central Missouri, recently announced in a news release that the firm will handle several high-profile environmental remediation projects during 2015.

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Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plots comeback

Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned makeover of the brand, including Barbie dolls with different skin tones, eye colors and nose shapes to better relate to multicultural girls and their mothers.

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No. 1 egg-producing state aims to keep bird flu out

The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and rapidly decimate flocks that provide the U.S. with its breakfast staple.

Why banks made more money last quarter

Wall Street and Main Street gave banks a boost last quarter.

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Senator: Decade-old Gulf oil leak is 'unacceptable'

A U.S. senator from Florida is pressing federal officials to disclose technical data and other information about a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed evidence that the spill is far worse than a company or government regulators have publicly reported.

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Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact

President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo."

Yahoo chooses to stay with Microsoft in updated search deal

Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented.

Top US lawmakers strike deal to fast-track trade deals

Top lawmakers struck a bipartisan agreement Thursday to allow President Barack Obama to negotiate trade deals subject to a yes-or-no vote from Congress without the possibility of changes.

Farmer names calf born with heart in neck ‘Cardio Brisket’

A calf born with its heart in its neck is thriving on a western Pennsylvania farm despite the unusual deformity.

Spain: Ex-IMF chief Rato probed by authorities in tax case

Former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato was taken away by police Thursday night after tax officials spent hours searching his apartment in one of Madrid's wealthiest neighborhoods.

House passes bill to repeal estate tax

The House voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances.