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Building permits issued in January 2015

Jefferson City issued 25 building permits during January 2015.

FAA seeking drone rules favorable to commercial operators

The government is readying rules largely favorable to companies that want to use small drones for commercial purposes, according to a federal analysis, potentially leading to the widespread flights by unmanned aircraft performing aerial photography, crop monitoring, inspections of cell towers and bridges and other work.

Insurer Anthem offers layers of identity theft protection

Anthem Inc. is offering several levels of free identity theft protection to current and former customers after hackers broke into a database storing information for about 80 million people.

To combat fraud, Visa wants to track your smartphone

Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end.

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Postal Service: Some services down due to network outage

A network outage disrupted some services late Thursday and through Friday at the U.S. Postal Service, including package handling at some local post offices, the agency said.

US regulators close small Georgia bank

Regulators have closed a small lender in Georgia, making it the third U.S. bank failure of 2015 following 18 closures last year.

S&P 500 closes at a record high as energy sector recovers

A key U.S. stock index is back at a record high as the energy sector recovers along with the price of oil.

Johnson & Johnson projects aim to spot who'll get a disease

Imagine being able to identify who is likely to develop a particular disease — and then stop the disorder before it starts.

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Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

The world's biggest online social network said Thursday that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log in.

Expedia to buy Orbitz, further shift in online travel space

A wave of deals in the online travel industry has increasingly put some familiar names under two corporate umbrellas: Expedia and Priceline.

US stocks approach record as technology, energy stocks gain

U.S. stocks climbed back close to record levels on Thursday as technology, materials and energy companies all notched big gains.

Missouri Senate OKs bill to require sales tax notification

Missouri senators have approved legislation to require the state to notify businesses of changes in sales tax policies.

Missouri House gives final approval to 'right-to-work' bill

The Missouri House approved a full 'right-to-work' measure Thursday that would bar unions statewide from collecting fees from non-members.

IRS apologizes for seizing bank accounts of small businesses

Pressured by Congress, the IRS said Wednesday it is changing its policies and apologizing for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because they structured bank transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.

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Fires, deaths continue after Jeep fuel tank recall

As Kayla White slowed her SUV behind two other cars to exit a suburban Detroit freeway on Veterans Day, it was rammed from behind by a Cadillac STS. Her red 2003 Jeep Liberty bounced off a Nissan in front of it, rolled onto its side and exploded in flames.

Greek debt talks with eurozone end without breakthrough

Debt talks between Greece and its creditors in the 19-country eurozone broke down Thursday without agreement or even a plan of action before next week's follow-up meeting.

Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

The Republican-controlled Congress cleared a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

US stocks end little changed as Greek debt meeting begins

U.S. stocks closed effectively flat in quiet trading Wednesday as investors waited to see what the outcome would be of an emergency meeting between Greece and the rest of the eurozone to discuss the country's finances.

Babies R Us, furniture maker sued in sisters’ dresser deaths

A dresser that fell on two toddler sisters, killing them, had been sold without a strap designed to keep it from tipping over, according to a lawsuit filed against the retailer that sold it and the company that manufactured it.

Your info has been hacked. Here’s what you should do

Hackers have stolen personal information from tens of millions of people with Anthem health insurance.