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BizBeat: Cricket Wireless leaps into Jefferson City

Cricket Wireless plans to open a Jefferson City store in early April at 1412 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson Plaza.

Building permits issued in February 2015

In Jefferson City

Jefferson City issued 25 building permits during February 2015.

Say what? Social Security data says 6.5M in US reach age 112

Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

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Officials: Listeriosis not cause of 3 deaths, but factor

Kansas health officials say a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products may have been a contributing factor in the deaths of three hospital patients.

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Oil is on its way down again; will gasoline prices follow?

The price of oil is tumbling again, rattling an already-shaken oil industry and heralding lower prices for consumers.

Lew provides details of emergency debt limit measures

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is telling Congress the steps he will be taking once the federal government hits the debt limit on Monday.

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Autonomous car prepares for 3,500-mile road trip

Call it a preview of the cross-country road trip of the future.

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Energy agency sees more oil declines, potential for conflict

Oil prices have further to drop with few signs of slowing production in the U.S., according to a global energy agency.

Swiss bank UBS settles currency-rigging claims for $135M

Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, has agreed to pay $135 million to settle claims that it helped rig currency-exchange rates in a scheme involving some of the world's biggest banks.

FDA: 3 people die from foodborne illness linked to ice cream

Officials say three people have died after developing a foodborne illness linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

US at odds with Google on computer search-warrant proposal

A Justice Department proposal that could make locating and hacking into computers that are part of criminal investigations easier is raising constitutional concerns from privacy groups and Google, who fear the plan could have broad implications.

Stocks decline for third week; interest rate worries persist

The stock market was hit hard Friday, capping a third week of declines, as investors reacted to a steep drop in oil prices and a jump in the value of the dollar.

Ford Claycomo plant begins F-150 production after upgrades

After years of preparation and more than $1 billion in upgrades, the Ford Motor Co.'s Claycomo plant has begun producing the new F-150 pickup truck.

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Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.

Déjà vu? Winter chills US economy, but slowdown should thaw

For a second year, harsh winter weather has kept Americans away from shopping centers, slowed home sales and weighed on U.S. economic growth.

Commerzbank paying $1.45B to settle cases on US sanctions

Germany's Commerzbank AG is paying $1.45 billion in agreements with U.S. and New York authorities for alleged violations of U.S. sanctions against countries including Iran and lapses in prevention of money laundering.

US stocks gain as dollar rally wanes; Banks jump

A sharp rally in the dollar relented on Thursday, helping push the stock market to its best day in five weeks.

Average Wall Street bonus rises to nearly $173K

The average bonus paid to securities industry employees in New York City grew 2 percent last year to nearly $173,000, New York’s state comptroller reported Wednesday.

BoA must revise dividend, buyback plans

Bank of America must revise its plans for increasing dividends or buying back its own stock, the Federal Reserve has ordered, citing gaps in the bank’s risk planning.

US stocks slip at close, stabilizing a day after sell-off

U.S. stock indexes closed slightly lower Wednesday, stabilizing a day after their biggest sell-off in two months.