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College students, fighting identity theft

Published Aug. 14 2016
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For college freshmen leaving home for the first time, August can be a frenzied time of shopping for dorm room...

Heavy rains could dampen pumpkin crop

Published Aug. 13 2016
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Despite heavy rain during the first days of August, pumpkin growers are still hoping for a good crop.

Tepid retail sales lower expectations for US economic growth

Published Aug. 12 2016
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A sluggish month of retail spending has tempered expectations for the U.S. economy's growth in the coming months.

Feds predict record corn, soybean yield; lower prices likely

Published Aug. 12 2016
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Farm field surveys reflecting excellent spring planting conditions and favorable summer weather have prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to...

Toyota recalls older models with recurring suspension issues

Published Aug. 12 2016
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Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 337,000 vehicles for a third time.

Smiley faces at small company making popular emoji apps

Published Aug. 12 2016
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Mobile apps that allow users to create their own emojis or share the stylized images of NBA star Stephen Curry...

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to a low 266,000

Published Aug. 11 2016
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Slightly fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign layoffs are low and employers are probably adding new...

Arianna Huffington signs off at the Huffington Post

Published Aug. 11 2016
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The Huffington Post is going to be without a Huffington.

US employers advertised more jobs, boosted hiring in June

Published Aug. 10 2016
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U.S. employers advertised more openings and hired more people in June, adding to evidence the job market has rebounded from...

US stocks close modestly lower

Published Aug. 10 2016
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A sharp sell-off in energy companies pulled U.S. stock indexes modestly lower Wednesday, wiping out small gains from the day...

AT&T to pay nearly $7.8M in 'cramming' cases

Published Aug. 10 2016
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AT&T has agreed to pay nearly $7.8 million to settle government allegations of unauthorized third-party charges for directory assistance services...

Delta recovering after global outage delays, cancels flights

Published Aug. 9 2016
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At least half of all Delta Air Lines flights Monday were delayed or canceled after a power outage knocked out...

US stock indexes close slightly lower; oil rises

Published Aug. 9 2016
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A mostly listless day of trading left U.S. stock indexes little changed Monday, hovering just below the record highs they...

Wal-Mart buying online retailer Jet.com

Published Aug. 9 2016
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Wal-Mart is buying fast-growing online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock, scooping up a...

BBB issues warning about Olympics scams

Published Aug. 7 2016
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After this week's Olympic opening ceremonies, we can expect to hear daily reports of new record attempts, medals and offers...

Empire, Liberty file papers with Missouri regulators

Published Aug. 7 2016
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The proposed $2.4-billion merger of a Joplin-based utility with another utility may have moved a step forward.

Newfoundland death triggers air bag probes in US, Canada

Published Aug. 5 2016
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Auto safety regulators in two countries are investigating another deadly air bag problem that could affect up to 8...

Midwest economic survey points downward again

Published Aug. 2 2016
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Figures from a monthly survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states suggest slow or little economic growth...

Midwest economic survey points downward again

Published Aug. 2 2016
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Figures from a monthly survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states suggest slow or little economic growth...

Survey: US factories expanded for 5th straight month in July

Published Aug. 2 2016
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American factories expanded for a fifth straight month in July, another sign U.S. manufacturers are recovering from damage caused by...

US markets slip as oil prices punish energy stocks

Published Aug. 2 2016
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U.S. stocks wobbled and finished mostly lower Monday as the price of oil continued to nosedive thanks to the strong...

Reverse mortgages can be great, but be careful

Published Jul. 31 2016
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Commercials promoting reverse mortgages as the key to a happy retirement — or a way to finance home repairs —...

Retail analysis suggests room for growth

Published Jul. 29 2016
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Fulton officials have posted on the city's website conclusions drawn by The Retail Coach, a firm from Tupelo, Mississippi.