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S&P 500 at record high on manufacturing pickup

New signs of life in the U.S. manufacturing sector helped push the stock market to a record high Tuesday.

GM recall: Many victims were young drivers

As the deaths are tallied from General Motors’ delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those killed, the majority were young.

Utility, aluminum maker continue to battle for support

Noranda wants lower Ameren electric rates for its plant

Last month, in separate filings, Noranda asked the commission to reduce the rates it pays Ameren — and also asked the PSC to reduce Ameren’s overall rates because, the company said, Ameren has taken in more revenue than is allowed by its RoE (return on equity).

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Former mercantile finds new life as restaurant

At the turn of the 20th century, Peter Kaullen was proud of opening his mercantile at 900 E. High St. At the turn of the 21st century, Juanita Donehue was determined to restore that three-story, German vernacular as home to her restaurant.

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BizBeat: Local business shows power of pillows

Jefferson City already has been named “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town,” but with the help of Debi Leon, she hopes another title will be bestowed upon the Capital City — America’s most well-rested.

BizBeat: Modern Litho honored for ‘green’ award

Modern Litho has been awarded the Kodak SONORA Green Leaf Award, the first company in the United States to receive the award.

BizBeat: Mid America Bank celebrates 100 years

April is Community Bank Month, and one such bank is celebrating 100 years of serving the Mid-Missouri community.

American farmers confront 'big data' revolution

Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.

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Government safety agency missed Cobalt clues

Drivers reported cars stalled without warning

For years, the U.S. government's auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other General Motors small cars, saying it didn't have enough information about problems with unexpected stalling to establish a trend or open an investigation.

Smart Spending: Snack delivery services

Americans really love their snacks, but will they pay to have them delivered to their mailboxes?

Sally Beauty's security breach grows in scope

Sally Beauty says a security breach in March may have affected more of its customers than it earlier estimated.

FDA Oks new therapy to prevent hemophilia bleeding

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first hemophilia B treatment designed to decrease frequency of injections to prevent the excessive bleeding the clotting disorder causes.

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GM adding 971,000 vehicles to ignition recall

General Motors is boosting by 971,000 the number of small cars being recalled worldwide for a defective ignition switch, saying cars from the model years 2008-2011 may have gotten the part as a replacement.

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Duke Energy seeks to keep records from regulators

Worried about negative publicity, Duke Energy is asking a judge to shield its records from North Carolina regulators and environmental groups while a federal criminal investigation is ongoing.

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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

Amazon says no plans to offer free video service

Amazon says it has no plans to offer a free streaming media service, addressing speculation ahead of a media event in New York next Wednesday.

Microsoft's Office apps for iPad usher in new era

Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company’s lucrative Windows franchise.

2014 could prove breakout year

Once this year’s harsh weather has faded, the U.S. economy could be poised for a breakout year — its strongest annual growth in nearly a decade.

Weight-loss drug recalled after foreign pills found in bottles

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling the weight loss drug Alli after receiving reports of unknown pills and tablets in the bottles.

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Missouri unions rally against 'right-to-work' bill

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s condemnation of so-called right-to-work legislation as unnecessary and misguided drew applause from about a thousand Missouri union members who gathered Wednesday at the state Capitol.