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Microsoft results show company's shift, but is it enough?

Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough.

Google's 1Q reassures investors despite earnings miss

Google is still flexing its moneymaking muscle even as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search and European antitrust regulators question some of the company's practices.

Nasdaq closes at record high of 5,056, beating dot-com mark

The Nasdaq composite has closed at a record high for the first time since the dot-com bubble of 2000.

McDonald’s plots turnaround as sales continue to slide

McDonald’s plans to unwrap a plan next month it said will help turn around sales declines around the world.

Can government squeeze raisin growers? Justices have doubts

A post-World War II-era program that forces raisin producers to give part of their annual crop to the government could soon be a relic of history.

After a sluggish start, US stocks finish higher

Investors cheered moves by Google and credit-card companies on Wednesday and sent the stock market to a solid gain. Google helped set off a surge in technology stocks after it unveiled a low-cost wireless phone service.

Futures trader charged for alleged role in ‘Flash Crash’

A futures trader was arrested in Great Britain Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the “Flash Crash” of 2010 in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points in five minutes.

Verizon defends new cable deals as media companies complain

Verizon is defending its new, cheaper cable packages that let customers choose groups of channels as media companies protest.

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.