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Missouri unemployment rate falls again, hits 4.3 percent

Missouri's unemployment rate has fallen again to its lowest point since 2001.

State Senate approves 'paycheck protection' with changes

Bill now goes back to House, which can take the changes or seek a conference committee to find a compromise.

DISH, KMIZ reach ‘multi-year agreement’

After several weeks of negotiations, a deal was announced Friday evening allowing KMIZ and its sister stations to be aired on DISH Satellite service.

Ag economist: Bleak outlook for farming

In the last few years, farmers have seen record prices and high profitability, but that may not be the case in 2016, according to a University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist.

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Time to invest?

Know the 5 C's of credit before applying for commercial loans

A comprehensive business plan — the kind a business owner should be able to summarize when requesting a loan — includes a range of research, projections and so forth. For the sake of simplicity, commercial loan officers will say they look at a short list of general criteria, known as the “5 C’s of Credit.”

Candidates for governor make pitches to state chamber

Mixing politics and business

Missouri’s five gubernatorial candidates sounded off on a variety of economic issues facing the state during the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s 2016 State of Missouri Business event Thursday in Jefferson City.

Ameren, Noranda now working together

Missouri customers could see jump in electric rates

Noranda Aluminum’s bankruptcy filing last week likely means higher electric rates for Ameren Missouri’s customers throughout central and eastern Missouri.

LGBT advocates push for non-discrimination act

Missouri is one of 28 states that do not include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals within their non-discrimination policies. For the second consecutive year, a state Democratic senator is trying to change that.

Be cautious about college scholarship search services

By now, many high school seniors have finished their college applications and are waiting for results. It’s time to start thinking about how a family or individual is going to pay for it.

Tips for working with cleaning services

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Coming home to a clean house is a pleasure that’s worth paying for, especially if you work or have a very busy life. But there are risks when you hire a cleaning service.

Missouri business groups divided on LGBT-discrimination ban

Missouri businesses are divided over a proposed ban on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, with some companies during a Wednesday hearing backing the measure as needed to recruit top candidates and some powerful business groups countering it could lead to more lawsuits.

Tips for tax season

Tips from Better Business Bureau

The tax filing deadline isn’t until April 15, but consumers who expect a refund often rush to file their taxes as soon as they get a W-2 form from their employers.

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.

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New shop champions local products, investing in youth

A new meat shop in Fulton is gaining popularity throughout Callaway County for its emphasis on preserving community roots and supporting local farmers, according to one of the store owners.

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Kingdom City hotel creates a Victorian parlor for holiday visitors

Guests at Super 8 in Kingdom City will be celebrating Christmas in Victorian style.