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BizBeat: Southbank to offer milk paints

Got milk? Southbank does — in paint form. The local shop will soon be selling milk paint by Miss Mustard Seed.

BizBeat: Locals team up to offer BoxDrops by SJP

Jefferson City natives Sarah Jane Shorthose and Elizabeth VanHoutan recently launched a national company highlighting their separate talents.

Lawmakers look to combat seafood fraud

When the weather warms and the South Carolina humidity hangs like a soggy blanket along the coast, you can often find an entrepreneur selling shrimp out of the back of a pickup truck by the road with a hand-scrawled sign promoting it as both fresh and local. There's a chance it's neither.

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High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts

It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

Once-soaring tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

The stock market’s laws of gravity are inflicting pain on its highest fliers.

No cause found yet for Washington 911 outage

CenturyLink says it’s still investigating the cause of a statewide, seven-hour outage in 911 service early Thursday in Washington.

GM stock drops 4 percent, hits 10-month low

Shares of General Motors Co. sank to a 10-month low Friday amid continuing fallout from a mishandled recall of 2.6 million small cars.

Tech stocks slide again; Nasdaq falls for 3rd week

Technology stocks are dropping for a second day in a row as investors flee highflying Internet and biotechnology companies.

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$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

General Motors has suspended two engineers in the first disciplinary action stemming from its mishandled recall of more than 2 million small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem. But the company also said a second ignition part in the cars must be fixed, boosting first-quarter recall costs above $1 billion.

Energy regulator: Steps underway to protect grid

The top federal energy regulator said Thursday that her agency is taking steps to improve handling of classified national security information, following a report that officials improperly allowed widespread access to a document that outlined specific physical threats to the nation's electric grid.

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Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?

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Panera CEO looks to fix 'mosh pit' ordering system

Panera CEO Ron Shaich realizes that ordering at his chain can be chaotic.

Russia rejects US warnings over oil deal with Iran

A senior Russian diplomat on Wednesday angrily rejected U.S. warnings against striking an oil-for-goods contract with Iran, saying that Moscow wouldn't be intimidated by threats.

Data brokers disciplined on consumer protections

It’s tough enough landing a job these days.

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Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

US stocks rally on Fed minutes, earnings news

Once again, it was the Federal Reserve to the rescue for the stock market.

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Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

Data brokers disciplined over consumer protections

It's tough enough landing a job these days. So imagine if that background check provided to your potential employer wrongly identified you as a possible sex offender.