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Consumer sentiment falls to lowest level in nearly a year

Worries about the global economy pushed American consumers’ spirits to the lowest level in almost a year, the University of Michigan reported Friday.

Hyundai recalls 470,000 Sonatas to replace engines

Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace the engines because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail.

Sprint offering to lease new iPhone 6s for as little as $1

A new iPhone for $1 a month?

US stocks drop on worries over global growth

More evidence that global economic growth is slowing pushed the U.S. stock market down for a third straight day on Thursday.

US new-home sales surge 5.7% in August to 7-year high

Buoyed by steady job gains and low mortgage rates, Americans purchased new homes in August at the fastest pace in more than seven years.

Tech firm Square to open St. Louis office, hire 200

The tech company Square has opened an office in St. Louis and plans to hire more than 200 people over the next five years, boosting the city's effort to become a Midwest hub for high-tech businesses.

Anheuser-Busch to acquire popular Los Angeles craft brewery

Anheuser-Busch has announced that it's acquiring a popular Los Angeles craft brewery.

Ad blockers rise as ads annoy, bog down websites

When you visit a website, you often find yourself waiting and waiting for advertisements to load. Video starts playing automatically, and animated ads jump in front of what you were there to see. The seconds tick by. It doesn’t have to be this way.

China inks deal to buy 300 Boeing jets

Chinese companies have agreed with Boeing to buy 300 jets and build an aircraft assembly plant in China in deals signed during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States, the official Xinhua news agency said Wednesday.

Materials, energy stocks slide on China growth worries

Another slide in raw-material producers and oil companies tugged the stock market to a slight loss on Wednesday, amid heightened concerns about global economic growth. Dow Chemical and Chevron each lost 2 percent.

Company will ‘cut’ price of drug after gouging accusations

Single pill cost jumped from $13.50 to $750

The company that sparked an angry backlash after it raised the price of a drug for treating a deadly parasitic infection by more than 5,000 percent says it will roll back some of the increase.

Coca-Cola spent $118.6M on health efforts in 5 years

Coca-Cola disclosed Tuesday it spent $118.6 million on health research and partnerships in the U.S. over the past five years, including funding for a group that was criticized for downplaying the role of sugary drinks in fueling obesity.

CEOs of Aetna, Anthem make case for mergers

Leaders of two major health insurers planning multibillion dollar acquisitions made their case to Congress that bigger can mean better in their industry, but concerns are being raised in Washington about how these deals will affect consumers and competition.

Study: Employers shifting more medical costs to workers

Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.

United Express flight was delayed by pilots’ tiff

A weekend flight on United Express was delayed for five hours in Lubbock, Texas, after the pilots got into a “disagreement” and were unavailable to fly the plane, according to the airline.

Stocks end higher, financial shares lead

tocks rose broadly on Monday, recouping some losses from a sell-off last week, as investors tried to look beyond uncertainty about the outlook for interest rates.

Apple withdraws some China apps after malware found

Apple Inc. has removed some applications from its App Store after developers in China were tricked into using software tools that added malicious code in an unusual security breach.

VW chief 'sorry after EPA says firm skirted clean air laws

he CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker skirted clean air rules by rigging emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars.

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Cemeteries get creative to steady finances, stay independent

Forget the old joke about people dying to get in. Cemeteries are getting more interested in attracting the living.

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7 win money as 14 small businesses pitch their ideas at Chamber event

14 business ideas were highlighted during Saturday’s fourth-annual Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce “Pitch It and Win It” program.