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Be smart when booking your vacation

Published May. 15 2016

Summer vacation season is just around the corner, and many people already have their destinations in mind. Maybe you have...

Pfizer says it's blocking use of drugs for lethal injections

Published May. 14 2016

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers...

As fliers wait in security lines, gov't asks for patience

Published May. 13 2016

Facing a growing backlash over extremely long waits at airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked fliers "to be...

Hy-Vee issues voluntary recall on 2 products

Published May. 13 2016

Hy-Vee Inc. voluntarily recalled its frozen Hy-Vee Vegetable Fried Rice and frozen Hy-Vee Chicken Fried Rice products across its eight-state...

JC Penney adds to the misery in retail; sales fade

Published May. 13 2016

Shares of J.C. Penney tumbled 10 percent before the opening bell Friday after posting an unexpected sales drop, capping a...

What is TSA's PreCheck expedited screening program?

Published May. 13 2016

Fliers facing extremely long airport security lines this spring and summer might want to consider becoming members of the Transportation...

Grower recalls orange habanero peppers from Texas, Indiana

Published May. 13 2016

A South Texas grower has recalled shipments of orange habanero peppers shipped to Indianapolis and McAllen, Texas, since April 28...

Missouri Legislature upholds veto on changing union dues collection

Published May. 13 2016

The Missouri Legislature has upheld Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would have changed how public-sector union members...

Bias complaints on Facebook's 'trending' tool

Published May. 12 2016

What's behind the accusations Facebook is manipulating its "trending topics" feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives?

Google wants new emojis to represent professional women

Published May. 12 2016

Google wants professional women to be better represented in emoji form.

Callaway nuclear plant back on line

Published May. 12 2016

Refueling and maintenance activities at Callaway Energy Center are complete, and the 1,190-megawatt nuclear plant is back in service, according...

Pew study sees a shrinking middle class in major US cities

Published May. 12 2016

A widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher- or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer...

Storm at anti-counterfeiting group after Alibaba joins

Published May. 12 2016

A controversy over Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's admittance into a respected Washington-based anti-counterfeiting coalition intensified Wednesday when board members received...

Google to ban payday lending ads

Published May. 12 2016

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it will ban all ads from payday lenders, calling the industry "deceptive" and "harmful."

Residents fight wind farm in DeKalb, Clinton counties

Published May. 12 2016

Residents of DeKalb and Clinton counties who don't want a modern wind farm in their backyards say they don't plan...

Obama signs bill to deter theft of trade secrets

Published May. 11 2016

President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday a bill that gives employers a new tool in preventing the theft of...

Lake Regional celebrates Women's Health Week

Published May. 11 2016

In observance of National Women's Health Week May 814, Lake Regional Health System encourages women to get their recommended health...

Lake Regional nurses receive excellence awards

Published May. 11 2016

Lake Regional Health System selected seven outstanding nurses to honor during National Nurses' Week, May 612. The award committee received...

Around the Lake: Lake West Chamber encourages participants in annual golf tournament

Published May. 11 2016

The Lake West Chamber will host its annual Choose a Charity golf tournament June 12 at Rolling Hills Country Club...

Businesses invited to free marketing workshops Tuesday

Published May. 11 2016

Business professionals are invited to a free workshops from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 17 at the lower conference...

Deadline Friday to register for next Eggs & Issues

Published May. 11 2016

The next Eggs & Issues breakfast meeting on Thursday, May 19 will offer a panel on "Workforce 2016: Opportunities for...

Retailers lead broad decline in stocks as Macy's plunges

Published May. 11 2016

A rout in retail stocks pulled U.S. indexes down on Wednesday. Macy's, the largest U.S. department store chain, slashed its...

Missouri Legislature passes tax incentives for small businesses

Published May. 11 2016

The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill reviving a tax break for small businesses that add employees.