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BizBeat: Stores shift at Capital Mall

The retail lineup at Capital Mall in Jefferson City continues to shift as construction on a building expansion for the new Ross department store progresses.

Building permits issued in May 2015

In Jefferson City

Jefferson City issued 51 building permits during May 2015.

Building a budget to relieve financial distress

Tips from Better Business Bureau

If you’re out of money before your next paycheck arrives, it’s probably time to set up a budget.

Government subsidizes discounted phone rates for needy

CenturyLink is participating in a government benefit program called Lifeline to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible, low-income individuals and families.

Google will make monthly reports on self-driving cars

Google will release monthly reports on the performance of its self-driving cars, and it disclosed summaries of the 12 accidents involving the vehicles.

Appeals court upholds temporary hike in postal rate

A federal appeals court has upheld a temporary rate hike in the price of sending mail, but said the U.S. Postal Service can’t make the increase permanent.

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Fast-food worker praised for feeding disabled customer

Dr. David Jones is still impressed by the sight of it: A smiling fast-food worker taking the time to feed a disabled woman her favorite meal, a steak burrito.

Wal-Mart keeps it all in the family, chair passed to Penner

Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation.

Southwest says website recovering from slowdown during sale

Southwest says customers are able to get back on the airline website after a slowdown caused by heavy traffic during a fare sale.

Burst of hiring drives US bonds lower; stocks slip

A burst of hiring last month led to a drop in the bond market Friday as traders placed bets that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year. Despite the good economic news, the stock market drifted to another loss, finishing lower for the second week in a row.

Strong jobs report jolts bond market, pushing yields higher

Bonds extended their slump on Friday, after a report showed the U.S. employers added 280,000 workers to their payrolls in May. That was more jobs than forecast and suggests that the economy is back on track after starting the year in a slump.

Plans to build shingle plant in Moberly called off

A New Jersey-based company has called off plans to build a shingle manufacturing plant in Missouri.

State Farm CEO, who’s led company since 1985, stepping down

State Farm Insurance Cos. announced Thursday Chief Operating Officer Michael Tipsord will become its next chief executive, succeeding Ed Rust Jr., who has led the private company since the mid-1980s.

US stocks head lower as Greece talks remain stuck

Uncertainty surrounding Greece's debts helped knock the U.S. stock market lower Thursday as an impasse between Greece and its creditors dragged on. The drop put major indexes on track for a weekly loss. Oil and gas stocks had some of the biggest losses as the price of crude sank 3 percent.

Greece to bundle its June IMF payments together

Desperate for time, Greece is taking an unusual step in talks over its bailout program: It will bundle four payments due this month to the International Monetary Fund into one payment on June 30.

Southwest’s website struggles for 2nd straight day

Heavy traffic spurred by a fare sale has swamped Southwest Airlines’ website for a second day, leaving many customers unable to book flights.

Google founder defends accident records of self-driving cars

Google co-founder Sergey Brin said the Internet company isn’t releasing the accident reports involving its self-driving cars to protect the privacy of the other motorists in the crashes.

AA retirees complain about downgrade in free-travel perk

American Airlines’ CEO is facing heat from retirees who are angry the company reduced their travel perks.

Greek leader defends bailout plan in talks with creditors

Greece's prime minister Alexis Tsipras said early Thursday he found a constructive approach during a showdown with creditors in Brussels and all sides insisted talks to unlock crucial bailout loans and save the country from financial disaster would continue within days.

Encouraging economic news gives US stocks a modest bump

Encouraging economic news pushed stocks higher Wednesday, although a slump in energy companies and utilities kept broader gains in check.