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How does Apple Watch stack up vs rival watches?

Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition.

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Target lays off 1,700, won't fill another 1,400 vacancies

Target Corp. said Tuesday that it is laying off 1,700 workers and eliminating another 1,400 unfilled positions as part of a restructuring aimed at saving $2 billion over the next two years.

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US stocks fall sharply on fears Fed may soon raise rates

The seventh year of the U.S. bull market is off to a rocky start.

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Montel Williams out as payday loan pitchman in New York

An online company is losing Montel Williams as its celebrity pitchman in New York while agreeing to stop generating leads in the state for payday loans with interest rates sometimes topping 1,000 percent, regulators said Tuesday.

US stock indexes climb

The stock market’s bull run turned six on Monday. The anniversary was marked with modest gains.

Obama: boost high-tech training, hiring

Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama on Monday called on employers, educational institutions and local governments to develop a home grown high technology workforce that could help drive up higher-income employment.

Farmers find unique ways to defraud federal insurance programs

A handful of farmers have found creative ways to defraud federal farm programs in recent years.

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BizBeat: CJ’s Pet Corral reopens gates

A longtime Jefferson City pet supply staple, CJ’s Pet Corral, has reopened with limited retail hours after a year in the kennel.

BizBeat: Dog grooming options abound

Marsha Nichols and fellow dog groomer Amber DeWitt are available to serve clients at Crago Veterinary Clinic, 2402 E. McCarty St., joining the clinic’s other groomer.

BizBeat: Here comes the bridal shop

Wendy Gladbach is saying yes to a lot of dresses — enough to fill her new bridal shop, Ana Marie’s Bridal, set to open in Jefferson City on May 1.

BizBeat: Missouri Furniture debuting specialty mattress stores

Missouri Furniture is expanding its bedding business by opening three America’s Mattress stores in Central Missouri.

Jefferson City business licenses issued in February 2015

During the month of February, 33 business licenses were issued in Jefferson City.

William Woods, Grantham universities renew articulation agreement

Grantham University and William Woods University signed their first articulation agreement on Feb. 13, 2007. Eight years later, they renewed this partnership to continue offering equivalent course-to-course transfers.

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Prison tours turn $82,000 profit to be reinvested in MSP

Tours at the old Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) are continuing to grow and, despite a shortened season and fewer tour offerings, 2014 turned out to have the highest attendance yet.

Feds: Hackers stole 1 billion email addresses in spam scheme

Computer hackers stole a whopping 1 billion email addresses from U.S. marketing companies in what federal authorities Friday described as a massive spam scheme.

US consumers increased January borrowing by $11.6 billion

Consumers increased their borrowing in January at the slowest pace in more than a year with borrowing on credit cards actually declining for the second time in the last three months.

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Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, according to railroad officials.

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Dow reshuffle: Apple joins blue-chip index, AT&T gets booted

In another milestone for the popular and profitable iPhone giant, Apple will replace AT&T in the venerable Dow Jones industrial average on March 19, the manager of the index announced Friday.

Chrysler recalls minivans, SUVs to fix ignition switches

Chrysler is recalling nearly 703,000 minivans and SUVs to replace faulty ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall unexpectedly.

US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect

U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs last month, the government said. That was more than economists were expecting and, combined with a drop in the unemployment rate, raised the likelihood of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates sooner than had previously been expected.