Rebecca Martin

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News Tribune staff reporter

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End of the Rainbow

Fire ravages area bowling alley, nightspot; patrons lament loss of Osage County landmark

The cause of an early Monday morning fire that destroyed a longtime nightspot in Central Missouri may never be known.

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Malfunctioning heater suspected in Cohen Auto fire

Fire investigators do not believe there was anything suspicious about a fire Sunday night that destroyed a Jefferson City auto business.

BizBeat: Trappers Too closes amid rent dispute

Restaurant and bar Trappers Too has closed permanently at 306 E. High St., not long after the building’s owner sued business owner Sam Trapp claiming he owed back rent on the property.

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BizBeat: West Main Pizza perfecting recipe

West Main Pizza in Jefferson City continues adding new options and finishing touches.

BizBeat: JC Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins coming in 2017

Dunkin’ Donuts confirmed this week that a Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination restaurant is set to open in 2017 in Jefferson City.

Missouri Chamber offers long-term plan to rev up economy

Plan seeks to reverse the state's slide

Missouri is falling behind, according to research from the past year.

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BizBeat: Harbor Freight projects April grand opening

Harbor Freight Tools is set to open in Jefferson City in just over a month.

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Jefferson City area businesses, customers feeling more confident about economy

Is the future looking a little brighter?

Missouri’s consumer sentiment index rose to 77.4 in October 2014 from a level of 68.6 last June, according to the results of a twice-annual Arvest Bank-sponsored survey founded last year to calculate a nationally comparable measure for the Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma region. Based on sales tax revenues, which grow as consumers purchase more merchandise, Jefferson City consumers are more confident as well.

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‘Social enterprise’ begins to percolate

At Cafe Via Roma, it's more than a cup of joe

Central Missouri Community Action officially purchased Cafe Via Roma in November, intending to operate it as a “social enterprise” offering qualifying employees a living wage while they gain work skills to qualify them for higher-paying jobs.

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Tax season comes with array of changes

Affordable Care Act, expired tax breaks among 240 code changes

“This will be the most difficult tax season we’ve ever been through,” says tax consultant Jeff Krieger. Likely the most significant changes involve health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.

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