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FBI continues to debate sharing iPhone hack with Apple

The FBI has not decided whether to share with Apple Inc. details about how the bureau hacked into an iPhone linked to a California terrorism investigation, the bureau’s director says.

USDA proposes stricter animal welfare rules for organic meat

The Agriculture Department on Thursday proposed stricter animal welfare standards for organic chicken and meat in a multibillion-dollar market that is rapidly expanding each year.

US stocks take biggest loss in six weeks, led by banks

U.S. stocks sunk to their biggest loss in a month and a half Thursday as banks and technology companies tumbled. Interest rates moved lower, hurting financial stocks.

Draghi: ECB will do ‘whatever is needed’ to raise inflation

Pushing back against critics who argue he has backed too much stimulus, European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the top monetary authority for the eurozone will do “whatever is needed” to lift dangerously low inflation.

Missouri truck tanker plant to close, affecting 245 workers

A Minnesota-based maker of truck tanker trailers says it is closing its plant in southwest Missouri's Springfield, affecting roughly 245 workers.

A top haven for tax cheats that may surprise you: the US

The U.S. lambasts and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should look closer to home.

US stocks rise, breaking two-day streak

U.S. stocks broke a two-day losing streak Wednesday as investors bought up drugmakers and other health care companies. Energy companies also jumped as the price of oil surged.

Fiat Chrysler to lay off 1,300 workers

Tumbling sales of Fiat Chrysler’s main midsize car have driven the company to indefinitely lay off 1,300 employees at a Detroit-area factory.

Allergan, Pfizer call off proposed $160B merger

Top U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Irish rival Allergan are charting independent futures after scrapping a record $160 billion deal torpedoed by new Treasury Department rules meant to block American companies from moving their corporate addresses overseas — on paper — to avoid U.S. taxes.

Ford to build small-car factory in Mexico, adding 2,800 jobs

Ford Motor Co. plans to build a new $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Mexico, creating approximately 2,800 jobs and shifting small-car production from the U.S. at a time when moving jobs south of the border has become a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.

TransCanada says spill forces shut down of Keystone pipeline

The Keystone pipeline will likely remain shut down for the rest of the week while officials investigate an apparent oil spill in southeastern South Dakota.

Alaska Air buys Virgin America

Alaska Air Group Inc. is buying Virgin America in a deal worth $2.6 billion, making Alaska the biggest carrier on the West Coast and reigniting the debate over airline consolidation.

California, New York enact US-highest $15 minimum wages

California and New York acted Monday to gradually push their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation — as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders again seized on wage disparity and the plight of the working poor in their taut fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Move to OK commercial drone flights over people

A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas and help speed the introduction of package delivery drones and other uses not yet possible, the Associated Press has learned.

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BizBeat: New Panera Bread rising on Missouri Boulevard

Jefferson City’s new and improved Panera Bread is rising, with a projected opening date of July 18.

BizBeat: IHOP targets Jefferson City location

IHOP could be flipping pancakes in Jefferson City soon, as the national chain has submitted plans to the city for a proposed restaurant on Missouri Boulevard.

BizBeat: Mid-Missouri businesses to benefit from enhanced fiber network

Work crews digging up and down U.S. 54 south of Jefferson City for the past few months are making way for a new route of high-speed commerical Internet access.

Building permits issued in March 2016

Jefferson City issued 67 building permits during March 2016, as follows.

Take care when hiring lawn and landscape contractors

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Winter has probably left your yard with some sticks or unsightly leaf litter, and grass already is turning green. Neighbors already may be mowing their lawns, disturbing your afternoon nap.

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Car headlights are keeping drivers in the dark, study finds

Are your car’s headlights keeping you in the dark?