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Challenge accepted: Recycling company takes on K-Cups

With industry-leader Keurig Green Mountain estimating it sold 9.8 billion K-Cup portion packs sold last year, that has sparked environmental concerns. There's even a Kill the K-Cup video.

Learfield Sports aligns with Snapchat

Collegiate rights holder Learfield Sports announced Wednesday an innovative partnership with Snapchat, bringing sports fans closer to the college teams and events they love, according to a news release.

US stocks jump the most since March following hiring gains

The U.S. stock market had its best day in two months Friday following good news about the job market.

US economy rebounding with solid if unspectacular job gains

Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery.

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Daimler’s self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada

Its name is “Inspiration” and Daimler Trucks says it’s the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada’s highways — not only for testing, but business, too.

Airline trade group wants more uniform rules on child seats

So you’re headed off to a foreign destination with your family, hauling a car seat or similar device for your infant to occupy for the hours-long flight. But once abroad, the corresponding airline says the device isn’t authorized in that country and must be checked, making for a frustrating connection.

McDonald’s embracing Kale

McDonald’s may be developing a taste for a new ingredient as it fights to reinvent itself: Kale.

US stock indexes close slightly higher after drop

Stocks rose moderately Thursday in relatively quiet trading, a contrast to the heavy selling that occurred a day earlier when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that stock prices might be too high.

US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday.

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Whole Foods plans new chain to court millennials

Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.

Stocks drop on weak jobs data, jitters over Yellen comments

U.S. stocks fell across industries on Wednesday as investors worried over stock valuations, economic growth and rising interest rates.

Fed Chair Yellen: stock market prices ‘quite high’

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability.

Growth in US services firms picked up speed last month

U.S. service firms’ growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring. The figures provide solid evidence the economy is recovering from its first-quarter stumble.

US stocks sink as oil price jumps above $60

A combination of concerns knocked the U.S. stock market lower Tuesday, snapping a two-day run.

Stocks pushing market close to record levels

The stock market closed just short of a record on Monday as investors assessed some positive earnings reports.

Dow Chemical to trim 3 percent of global workforce

Dow Chemical will cut about 3 percent of its global workforce as it prepares to break off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal announced earlier this year with Olin Corp.

GM planning to invest $174 million in Kansas plant

General Motors will invest $174 million in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, to pay for new equipment and technology to produce the 2016 Malibu, company officials announced Monday.

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BizBeat: Sam’s Club announces tentative July 23 opening

Sam’s Club is tentatively set to open its Jefferson City store July 23.

BizBeat: Shrunken Head under new ownership

Popular Jefferson City nightlife spot Shrunken Head Tropic Lounge is under a new head when it comes to ownership.

BizBeat: Hot Spot diversifies with convenience store

Hot Spot Tanning & Hardware in Holts Summit dropped the video-rental portion of its business in April, but this month the business will replace it something new.