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Energy leads way as US stocks keep rising

Published May. 25 2016

U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors continued to recover some confidence in the health of the global economy. That sent...

Most American households doing better financially

Published May. 25 2016

Most American households say their finances have strengthened slightly, but nearly half report that they would struggle to meet $400...

EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger

Published May. 25 2016

The European Union's regulator has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, clearing another hurdle...

Monsanto rejects $62B Bayer bid, but still open to talks

Published May. 24 2016

Monsanto rejected Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate."

Fares are cheap; airlines don't want them to stay that way

Published May. 24 2016

Enjoy lower airfares while you can. Airlines are taking steps to push prices higher by next year.

Bayer makes $62 billion offer for Monsanto

Published May. 23 2016

German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based...

BizBeat: Bakery is sweet addition to Holts Summit

Published May. 22 2016

When Melisa Stone started culinary school, she had no idea her own bakery would be rising so quickly.

Battle over Redstone's media empire takes another turn

Published May. 22 2016

The battle over the fortune of ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has taken another turn. Lawyers for Redstone are seeking...

Businesses, beware of email scams

Published May. 22 2016

Businesses and nonprofits have enough to worry about without losing thousands of dollars to scammers. Yet the Internal Revenue Service...

Biotech firm to pay $3.5M fine to settle animal-abuse case

Published May. 22 2016

One of the world's largest suppliers of antibodies used in research has agreed to pay a $3.5 million fine and...

Bondholders sue over Puerto Rico debt-moratorium law

Published May. 22 2016

Holders of bonds from Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank are suing to challenge aspects of a debt-moratorium law that island...

Privacy fears: Panel has advice for drone operators

Published May. 21 2016

A panel of privacy experts and technology companies organized by the Obama administration has issued guidelines for using drones without...

Program changes encourage diversity in state projects

Published May. 21 2016

Proposed changes to Missouri's Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program could make it easier for businesses to apply for the certification,...

US home sales growth driven mostly by Midwest

Published May. 21 2016

Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains...

GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case

Published May. 20 2016

People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting...

Hy-Vee recalls trail mix for possible Listeria

Published May. 20 2016

Hy-Vee Inc. is voluntarily recalling six trail mix products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Listeria.

Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highways

Published May. 20 2016

Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at...

More work, more pay? New rule extends overtime to millions

Published May. 19 2016

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama...

Genetically altered food safe but not curing hunger

Published May. 19 2016

Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report...

New Google products, services take aim at its biggest rivals

Published May. 19 2016

From virtual reality to a new smart-home speaker, Google is showing off just how pervasive it has become even...

Business expo to add job fair this year

Published May. 18 2016

With a new executive director, the Callaway Chamber of Commerce is hoping this year's business expo will help local businesses...

Mertens held liable for assets in company it bought

Published May. 18 2016

Fulton-based Mertens Construction Co. is liable for the employment security issues of a Tipton company it bought, an appeals court...

Justices give narrow win to Internet site in false data case

Published May. 17 2016

The Supreme Court on Monday handed a narrow victory to an Internet search firm sued for posting false information about...