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Missouri income growth among tops in 2013

A new report ranks Missouri among the national leaders in the growth of household income, even though it remains below the national average.

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.

Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs

More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

Dow closes at record

The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.

US homebuilder confidence soars in September

U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years.

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US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending

Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter.

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Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time."

Why fund managers are sad you're not on vacation

Most mutual funds are failing to keep up with broad market indexes again. It's a trend that's gone on for years, and the most recent struggles for portfolio managers may be due to their preference for companies that sell coffee, make travel reservations and otherwise focus on non-essentials for consumers.

Senator skips override attempt, wants full tax reform next year

State Sen. Bob Dixon passed on the chance Wednesday to win an override vote on tax law changes he sponsored last spring.

Missouri lawmakers OK farmers market tax break

Products sold at farmers markets will be exempt from sales taxes as a result of a veto override by the Missouri Legislature.

T-Mobile to sell phones that call, text on Wi-Fi

T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models that tap into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can’t connect to the wireless carrier’s cellular network.

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US airlines improve their on-time performance

At the height of this summer’s travel season, airline flights were more likely to arrive on time and less likely to be canceled than they were last year.

US stocks end higher as Apple shares jump

U.S. stocks broke two days of losses on Wednesday as a jump in Apple shares helped push indexes higher.

For Europe's vast unemployed, hopes remain dim

For the struggling Spanish shopkeeper or the Portuguese restaurant owner, the European Central Bank's latest economic stimulus plans won't likely provide much relief anytime soon.

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