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Stars no more: Twitter ditches stars, adds hearts for likes

You’ll no longer see stars on Twitter: The messaging service has removed the star icon found under every tweet and replaced it with a heart.

Automakers post big Oct. sales gains; record year in sight

The U.S. is speeding toward what could be a record year for auto sales.

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She's 'Plenty Ladylike'

Senator’s book paints ‘raw, brutally honest’ picture of her personal, professional life

Women in business are getting more recognition these days, surpassing historical challenges to their advancement success. Claire McCaskill is in the business of politics, and she has plenty to say about women’s advancement in that realm.

Dow Jones industrial average turns positive for the year

Stocks posted solid gains Monday, adding to last month’s big advances and pushing the Dow Jones industrial average into positive territory for 2015.

US factories grow at slowest pace in 2½ years; hiring falls

U.S. factory activity grew last month at its slowest pace since May 2013 as manufacturers pared their stockpiles and cut jobs.

BizBeat: Jefferson City couple revives Centertown event venue

The former Braykley’s Hall in Centertown had been publicizing its pending closing for months when Jefferson City couple Michael and Denise Barnes purchased the venue to revive it as West Ridge Event Center.

BizBeat: Xtreme Trends turns to Capital Mall

Capital Mall in Jefferson City welcomed another new tenant last week when Xtreme Trendz opened its relocated store there on Tuesday.

BizBeat: Show Me Health Solutions open for enrollment season

Local Farmers Insurance agents Travis LePage and Scott Amos have teamed up with Midwest Benefits to open Show Me Health Solutions in a temporary Capital Mall location to help Jefferson City area residents through the health insurance enrollment process.

BizBeat: Central Bank renovating West High building

The former downtown Jefferson City location of My Sentiments Exactly at 103 W. High St. is being converted into office space for Central Bank use.

Building permits issued in October 2015

Jefferson City issued 52 building permits during October 2015, as follows.

Payday loans not always the best option

Tips from Better Business Bureau

When your bills exceed your income, you can easily find yourself strapped for cash. Borrowing to pay off your bills may seem like your only option, but it’s a strategy that can just put you further behind, especially if you opt for a payday or title loan.

EPA may ban common pesticide used on fruits and vegetables

A common pesticide used on citrus fruits, almonds and other crops would be banned under a proposal announced Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Fed looks at way to shift big-bank losses to investors

In their latest bid to reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts, federal regulators are proposing the eight biggest U.S. banks build new cushions against losses that would shift the burden to investors.

HP, a Silicon Valley icon, is ready for its break-up

One of the nation’s most storied tech companies will split in two this weekend, another casualty of seismic shifts in the way people use technology — and big-company sluggishness in responding.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News to consolidate, cut jobs

The Philadelphia Inquirer and its tabloid partner, the Philadelphia Daily News, will merge newsrooms but continue to put out two separate newspapers, leading to an unknown number of job cuts, the owner announced Friday.

CVS, Express Scripts cut ties with Valeant-linked pharmacy

The nation's two largest pharmacy benefit providers said Thursday they are severing ties with a mail-order pharmacy affiliated with embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals after a review of the pharmacy's business practices.

Joe Machens dealerships sold to McLarty Automotive Group

The Drewing family announced Wednesday the sale of the local Joe Machens automotive dealership group to McLarty Automotive Group of Little Rock, Arkansas. Under the terms of the agreement, the dealerships will continue to operate under the Joe Machens brand name.

Fed keeps record low rate, but eyes December hike

The Federal Reserve is keeping its key short-term interest rate at a record low in the face of a weak global economy, slower U.S. job growth and subpar inflation. But it suggested the possibility of a rate hike in December.

Walgreens, Rite Aid combo to spread drugstore health kick

Walgreens will use its $9.41 billion takeover of rival Rite Aid to spread its philosophy on making drugstores destinations for customers looking to stay healthy or buy beauty products.

Drug prices top Americans’ list of health care concerns

Americans from across the political spectrum are worried about the cost of prescription drugs for serious diseases, following weeks of news coverage about companies hiking prices for critical medicines.