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Leadership awards established for manufacturers

The Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) has developed the Made in Missouri Leadership Awards (MMLA) to honor manufacturing companies and individual leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing in Missouri.

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Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government’s largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history.

Hacking ring accused of making $100M on stolen news releases

An international web of hackers and traders made $100 million on Wall Street by stealing a look at corporate press releases before they went out and then trading on that information ahead of the pack, federal authorities charged Tuesday.

Iran carpet industry seeks revival with lifting of sanctions

Iran’s famed carpet weavers are busy at work following the country’s historic nuclear deal with world powers, anticipating a boost in exports as sanctions are set to be lifted in the months ahead.

Google forms a new holding company, ‘Alphabet’

Google is creating a new company to oversee its highly lucrative Internet business and a growing flock of other ventures, including some — like building self-driving cars and researching ways to prolong human life — that are known more for their ambition than for turning an immediate profit.

Air controller study shows chronic fatigue

Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government has kept secret for nearly four years.

Controllers complain errors caused by tiring work schedules

NASA researchers warned the Federal Aviation Administration nearly four years ago that air traffic controllers’ schedules lead to chronic fatigue and undermine safety.

US stocks, oil prices sink

A move by China’s government to devalue its currency set off a sharp sell-off in global financial markets Tuesday as investors worried about the health of the world’s second-largest economy.

After Netflix, Adobe extends parental leave policy

Adobe is the latest tech company to extend its paid parental leave policy after Netflix said it would offer corporate employees up to a year of paid leave to care for new babies.

US stocks jump as oil’s bounce boosts energy stocks

A resurgent energy sector and another big acquisition by Warren Buffett propelled the stock market to its best day in three months on Monday.

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Steady US job gains likely foretell a new era: Higher rates

A new era of higher rates on home and car loans, steeper borrowing costs for businesses and the government — maybe even a bit more return for savers — is about to arrive.

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BizBeat: October to bring two national retailers to mall

Two national retailers — Ross Dress for Less and rue21 — are slated for October openings at Capital Mall in Jefferson City.

BizBeat: Two Jefferson City restaurants close

Jefferson City is down two international dining options — one Mexican and one Chinese.

BizBeat: Root Cellar now serving lunch

A lunch trip to downtown Jefferson City last week may have produced surprising new options, like the tomato basil gazpacho, roasted veggie polenta bowl or andouille sausage served at Root Cellar Cafe on Wednesday.

Jefferson City business licenses issued in July 2015

Jefferson City issued 40 business licenses during July 2015.

Back to campus means identity theft warnings in order

Tips from Better Business Bureau

As college students head back to campus, parents would be well-advised to have a talk about money along with furnishing dorm rooms, buying books and settling that tuition bill.

Uber admits mistake in accepting sex assault suspect

Uber says an internal investigation found it mistakenly granted driver status to a man now accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger.

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Local low jobless rates posing challenges

‘It’s a double-edged sword’

Cole County continues posting some of its lowest unemployment rates since the recession, at 4.7 percent in June, more than a full percentage point lower than Missouri’s statewide unemployment rate.

US stocks drop after jobs report suggests higher rates

U.S. stocks fell Friday after a solid jobs report kept alive the possibly that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates as soon as next month.

Economy adds 215K jobs, moves Fed closer to rate hike

The U.S. job market just demonstrated that it may be nearing full health more than six years after the Great Recession — and showed why the Federal Reserve may be about to raise interest rates from record lows.