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IRS does business with tax delinquents despite ban

The IRS is doing business with tax delinquent contractors despite a federal law that bars the tax agency from awarding contracts to these businesses, a government watchdog said Wednesday.

High court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a 66-year-old program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional.

Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock market

Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.

Stocks make slight gains amid optimism on Greek debt deal

Stocks edged higher Tuesday as investors waited for a deal between Greece and its creditors.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for May 2015

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

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BizBeat: Gerbes Super Store completes remodel

Gerbes Super Store has completed the full-store renovation it began early this year at 2101 Schotthill Woods Drive on Jefferson City’s east end.

BizBeat: Zaxby’s coming to Jefferson City next year

Zaxby’s, a fast-food restaurant chain known for its chicken-dominated menu, plans to open a Jefferson City franchise location by the end of summer 2016.

BizBeat: Spirit Bar to replace Kat-A-Tonic

A new bar is set to open soon in the old Budweiser Inn building at 1102 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City.

Tips for booking vacations online

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Whether your ideal vacation is relaxing at the beach or mountain biking in the mountains, the keys to a successful trip are advance planning and avoiding scams.

Learfield adds another Atlantic 10 client

Learfield Sports was selected by VCU Athletics to represent the Rams’ media and sponsorship sales efforts through the 2024-25 collegiate athletic season.

Italian prosecutors seek to indict Bank of China, 297 people

Italian prosecutors are seeking to indict 297 people and the Bank of China in connection with a massive money-laundering investigation reported by The Associated Press earlier this month.

Google cracks down on ‘revenge porn’ under new nudity policy

Google will start to censor unauthorized nude photos from its Internet search engine in a policy change aimed at cracking down on a malicious practice known as “revenge porn.”

EBay sells stake back to Craigslist

E-commerce company eBay has sold its 28.4 percent stake in Craigslist back to the online classified advertising site, ending years of legal wrangling between the two companies.

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GM adds more than 243,000 cars to Takata air bag recall

General Motors is adding more than 243,000 compact hatchbacks in the U.S. and Canada to the growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force.

McDonald’s to shrink in US

1st time in decades

The burger chain that put “supersize” into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald’s says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking.

US stocks rise sharply on Fed relief

Nasdaq sets record

U.S. stocks notched their biggest gains in a week Thursday, pushing the Nasdaq composite index to an all-time high.

Fed is moving toward rate hike, but just when still unclear

The Federal Reserve took note Wednesday of a strengthening U.S. economy and appears on track to raise interest rates this year for the first time in nearly a decade.

Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it’s coming

Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy.

US stocks rise after Fed stands pat on rates

Stocks are closing higher after the Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at historic lows.

AT&T hit with $100 million fine

AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers “unlimited” data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. The company says it will fight the charges.