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Mizzou to SEC
9:27 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

MU Celebrates Move to SEC

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, left, and Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton celebrate the announcement of Missouri's entrance into the SEC, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Student Center at MU in Columbia, Mo.
Karen Mitchell

The University of Missouri has announced it will join the Southeast Conference next July.

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KBIA Sports Extra
8:59 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

KBIA Sports Extra Special Coverage of MU-SEC Announcement

A Mizzou helmet and an SEC helmet were on display at the announcement. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Announcer Mike Kelly was unable to find the white helmet for the official presentation to Brady Deaton earlier in the press conference. Photo by KAREN MITCHELL
Karen Mitchell University of Missouri

Follow this link to KBIA Sports Extra's special online coverage of the University of Missouri's move to the Southeastern Conference.

Business
10:38 am
Sun November 6, 2011

University of Missouri Joins SEC

University of Missouri to join the Southeastern Conference beginning July 2012
SEC Sports

The Southeastern Conference has officially announced that Missouri will join the league effective July 1, 2012

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Business
5:05 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Boonville Organizations Seeking City Money May Have Stricter Guidelines

Boonville City Council members work toward tightening up the way organizations receive city funding.

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Business
4:50 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Columbia Nightclub Shut Down After Shooting

After a fatal weekend shooting, Peppers nightclub in Columbia was forced to close for at least one year.

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Business Beat
3:51 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Business Beat: Nov. 2, 2011

Jefferson City Corn Field
Adventurer Dustin Holmes Flickr

This week: Special Session ended last week with many questions still unanswered, and farmers are doing everything they can to hold on to government subsidies for crop insurance.

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Business
2:21 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

La Russa Announces Retirement

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa with the championship trophy this season.
Bill Greenblatt UPI

After 33 years in the major leagues, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is calling it a career.

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Business Beat
6:14 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Business Beat: October 26, 2011

MacKenzie Lewis, 15, pulls weed-control plastic up from a watermelon field on Julie and Scott Wilber's farm near Boone, Iowa.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

This week: Missouri could gain over two hundred thousand jobs by the 2025, and the Department of Labor proposed new regulations on kids working on the farm who are under 16. 

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Business
4:31 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

Business Beat: October 19, 2011

This week: a Missouri auctioneer tries to prove his worth in the competitive business of auctioneering and a 106 year-old community sees the end of an institution.

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Business
5:49 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Business Beat: October 12, 2011

Flags of the European Union and Greece

We’ll see how the next couple weeks are vital for the European Union, and how this will affect Mid-Missouri. Plus, we’ll dig a little deeper into the ongoing story about Mamtek and how this affects other cities in Missouri.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Business
3:26 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Business Beat October: 7th, 2011

Our first story deals with rural hospitals in Missouri.  Two weeks ago, President Obama told the nation, Washington has to live within its means. As Democrats and Republicans continue to scour the federal budget for over a trillion dollars in possible cuts, one group very likely to be affected is rural hospitals in the Midwest and across the nation. KBIA’s Jacob Fenston reports.

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Business
6:35 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Under the Microscope: October 6th, 2011

Rep. Bill White (R., Joplin) is introducing the end-of-life bill.

This week, we look at a bill that could take some of the uncertainty out of end-of-life decisions. Plus, will funding woes doom agricultural research?

Hosted by Kyle Deas

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Business
5:50 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Business Beat: October 5, 2011

Teenagers come together on Saturday to help clean up Columbia
Kelly Gehringer

This week: President Obama’s budget tax could effect Missouri Hospitals.  Another company cuts jobs from Moberly.  The Columbia Regional Airport is approved to have major renovations.

Hosted by Nick Adams

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Business
12:00 am
Tue October 4, 2011

Zweifel Holds Unclaimed Property Auction

Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel held his second annual Unclaimed Property Auction today.

By Josh Lander (Columbia, Mo.)

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Business
12:00 am
Thu September 29, 2011

New Company, Same Building for Former Mamtek CEO

Mamtek’s former CEO has a new company that owes the city of Moberly $250,000 by Monday and over $3 million more by next month.

by Tom Martin (Columbia, Mo.)

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Business
5:54 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

Business Beat: September 28, 2011

This week:  Direct payments for farmers could be coming to a halt.  … And a business incubator built in Sedalia could have a positive impact lined up for the city.  Hosted by Nick Adams

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Business
12:00 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Columbia Postal Workers Push to Save Mail Service

Postal workers staged a rally outside U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer’s office Tuesday in Columbia, in an attempt to gain support for legislation making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives.

By Ryan Schmidt (Columbia, Mo.)

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Business
12:00 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Health Care Premiums Reach a Record High

Health care premiums are at a record high – up nine percent since last year. A survey released Tuesday shows the average family is now paying over 15 thousand dollars a year on health care premiums. KBIA’s Jacob Fenston reports the rising costs are affecting Missourians as well.

By Jacob Fenston (Columbia, Mo.)

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Business
6:01 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Business Beat: September 21, 2011

This week: Yogurt businesses are booming in Columbia, but is it because of a preconceived notion? Mamtek International, based in Moberly, was suppose to bring 600 more jobs to the city but is now having financial difficulty.  And Monday’s City Council meeting left Columbians unhappy with a new price increase.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Business
12:00 am
Wed September 21, 2011

State Auditor Releases Two Audits

State Auditor Tom Schweich has released two audits Wednesday – one dealing with the merger of the Missouri State Water Patrol with the Highway Patrol, and the other with the now-defunct Tour of Missouri bicycle race.�

By Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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Business
12:00 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Legal Experts Reach Out to Regency Mobile Home Park Tenants

Legal experts are reaching out to tenants of the Regency of Columbia Mobile Home Park who could be affected by the possible rezoning and shutdown of the trailer court.  KBIA’s Ryan Schmidt spoke with organizations and tenants about how they are coming to terms with this potential setback.

By Ryan Schmidt (Columbia, Mo.)

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Business
12:00 am
Tue September 20, 2011

Zweifel Awards Local Company $1.5 Million

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel visited his hometown of Columbia Tuesday to announce how he has invested in the growth of a local business.

By Emily Giffin (Columbia, Mo.)

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Business
6:08 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Business Beat: September 14, 2011

Austin Bruns, 25, watches as harvesters bring in corn crops in fields near his hometown of Beaver Crossing, Neb.
Clay Masters Harvest Public Media

This week: Young farmers are finding it harder to start a farm.  And, federal cuts have been proposed to cut state Amtrak Lines.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Business
12:00 am
Fri September 9, 2011

P&Z Approves Early Plans for Southern Columbia

A preliminary development plan for 144 acres of land east of Philips Lake may be the first step in further developing the southern outskirts of Columbia.

By Eric Staszczak (Columbia, Mo.)

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Business
6:13 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Business Beat: September 7, 2011

In southwest Kansas, baled hay sits in an open field.
Eric Durban Harvest Public Media

This week: the deficit may affect the Farm Bill in 2012. We have an update on the progress of Missouri’s special legislative session. And, an MU business professor explains that two CEO’s are better than one.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Business
6:17 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Business Beat: August 31, 2011

The Missouri Theatre
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

This week: more on the impact of the University of Missouri’s agreement with the Missouri Theatre. Plus, young adults are having a hard time finding work.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Business
6:21 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Business Beat: August 24, 2011

This week: corn production is way down this year, and it’s affecting the prices of other commodities, too. Plus, an update on the special session of the state legislature, and the state’s credit rating.

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