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Return on investment: Does abating local tax dollars for businesses pay off for #jcmo?

Some of Jefferson City’s largest companies aren’t paying thousands of dollars in taxes. And local officials are okay with it. Actually, it was their idea.

US stocks eke out gains on solid earnings news

The latest batch of corporate results helped nudge the stock market to a slight gain Wednesday, snapping a three-day slump. Another drop in oil prices held indexes back.

Solar deals are hot, but investors cool

A string of deals involving rooftop solar companies has shown both the appeal and potential of the business — and limits to investor enthusiasm.

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Companies exploit live-streaming apps Periscope, Meerkat

Companies have learned to use Facebook, Instagram and other social media to drum up business and now they’re finding ways to exploit two new apps, Periscope and Meerkat.

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You still use a landline? FCC voting on new phone rules

The copper network behind landline phones, a communications mainstay for more than a century, is going away, as cable and fiber-optics lines come along with faster Internet speeds.

Will your boss match Netflix’s yearlong paid leave?

Netflix stirred envy in sleep-deprived parents nationwide by saying it will give its employees up to a year of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child.

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Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year.

US factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June

Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, and a key category that reflects business investment plans posted a modest rise.

Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.

Deere recalls more than 2,000 lawn tractors for crash risk

Deere is recalling more than 2,000 lawn tractors because the brake arm can fail and cause a crash. There have been no reports of injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

Kraft recalls cheese slices for choking risk

The Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese products because some of the packaging film may stick to the slices and pose a choking hazard.

US stocks move lower as earnings disappoint

U.S. stocks fell for a third straight day Tuesday as investors assessed some disappointing earnings reports.

Delta banning shipment of hunting 'trophies'

Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.

US stocks drop with energy sector

Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday.

US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

More Americans are buying cars that say “look at me.”

Hy-Vee extends ‘helpful smiles’ to home delivery, in-store clinic

Hy-Vee in Jefferson City began offering free same-day delivery or in-store pickup for $100 online shopping orders over the last couple of weeks.

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Metro Business College marks 30 years in Jefferson City

Metro Business College began its first semester in Jefferson City 30 years ago in August 1985.

Building permits issued in July 2015

In Jefferson City

Jefferson City issued 45 building permits during July 2015.

Stone Hill wins 48 awards at Missouri wine competition

Stone Hill Winery in Hermann had another successful competition bringing home seven out of 12 Best of Class Awards at the 2015 Missouri Wine Competition.

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Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grain.