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Blue Bell says ice cream safe despite potential concern

Blue Bell Creameries sought to reassure customers Monday that its ice cream in safe, even as the Texas company tries to determine whether listeria has again been found at one of its plants.

Lumosity to pay $2M to settle deceptive ad allegations

The developer of Lumosity “brain training” games will pay $2 million to settle federal allegations that it misled customers about the cognitive benefits of its online apps and programs.

Oil keeps falling. How low can it go?

The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

Are unlimited cellphone data plans on their way back?

AT&T is once again experimenting with offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers while promoting its DirecTV service, signaling a potential reversal of industry trends toward data caps and charges for big video watchers.

US stocks end mostly higher, but energy sector hit by oil slump

The U.S. stock market mounted a last-minute comeback to close slightly higher on Monday, snapping a three-day losing streak.

Tesla software update allows self-parking, limits speed

Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend.

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BizBeat: Hair and skin care, massage businesses team up in new venture

Two new Jefferson City businesses are offering a variety of combined services for customers to pamper themselves — all in one place.

BizBeat: Capital Mall losing two retailers

Just a week after Kirlin’s Hallmark announced plans to close its Capital Mall store after 37 years in business there, two more stores have confirmed they will be leaving Jefferson City’s largest retail hub.

BizBeat: Indian cuisine returns to Jefferson City

Curry House, a partial reincarnation of recently closed Everest Cafe and Bar, is reintroducing Jefferson City to Indian cuisine after opening Dec. 28.

Jefferson City business licenses issued in December 2015

Jefferson City issued 31 business licenses during December 2015, as follows.

Do your research before joining a gym

Resolving to get in shape in the new year is an admirable goal, but it takes commitment to exercise regularly, and you need to do your homework to make sure your gym or health club is the best place to keep you on track.

Tax error complicates financial help for some with Obamacare

About 1.4 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law failed to properly account for it on their tax returns last year, putting their subsidies at risk if they want to keep coverage.

Feds: Non-Jeep car radios aren’t vulnerable to hacking

U.S. safety regulators have determined that only Fiat Chrysler radios have a security flaw that allowed friendly hackers to take control of a Jeep last year.

US employers hire at robust pace, defying global trends

The U.S. economy is motoring ahead despite slowing global growth that caused upheavals in financial markets around the world this week.

US coal production falls to lowest level in nearly 30 years

U.S. coal production has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 30 years as cheaper sources of power and stricter environmental regulations reduce demand, according to preliminary government figures.

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US stock market drops, ending its worst week since 2011

A wave of late selling pummeled U.S. stocks Friday and pushed the market to its worst week in four years.

Growth of firm leads to project in Holts Summit

Pro Food Systems recently celebrated a company milestone and will undergo changes in the upcoming year.

China’s market turmoil: Worry, but don’t panic

There’s no reason for panic. Worry, yes, but not panic.

Trying to right itself, a criminal investigation at Chipotle

Chipotle reported a sales plunge of 30 percent for December after a series of food scares at its restaurants and disclosed a federal criminal investigation tied to the sickening of customers has begun.

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Stocks slump on new China worries; oil falls to 12-year low

Stocks and oil prices plunged again Thursday on spreading fears that China's economy, a major engine of global growth, is sputtering.