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10:00 am
Fri March 8, 2013

True False Fest is like Christmas for CoMo businesses

Credit True False Film Festival

Some downtown Columbia business owners are saying their businesses saw some of the biggest crowds they've ever had during last weekend's True False Film Fest. And some business owners are already considering advertising and promotion plans for next year’s festival.

This year’s festival sold a record 40,000 tickets. 

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Business
8:11 am
Tue March 5, 2013

CoMo officials consider airport changes, improvements

Columbia city officials are considering upcoming improvements and funding for the Columbia Regional Airport.  The airport was a focal point for discussion at last night's (Monday) city council meeting in Columbia. Council members heard from Mayor Bob McDavid on proposed improvements to the airport and what those changes might mean for the city.  A possible new terminal and funding for the air traffic control tower are under consideration. 

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Business
4:43 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

True/False Film Festival expects more than 37,000 attendees

File Photo KBIa

From today through Sunday, True/False Film Fest will be taking over downtown Columbia.

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Business
3:08 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Sequestration may close Columbia airport control tower

File Photo KBIA

Listen to KBIA's Sydney Miller report on the possible closure of Columbia Regional Airport's control tower.

The F-A-A says that if budget talks in Washington fail, 168 air traffic control towers across the country could be forced to close.

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Business
12:16 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Snow affects True Life Run race and events

New UM System President Tim Wolfe spoke with reporters on his first official day in charge.
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The city of Columbia and the True/False team are working to ensure minimum influence from the snow on Festival.

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Business
7:55 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Save your money, is the message to Missourians from Mo. Extension effort

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A state and national campaign to encourage Missourians to save their money is wrapping up a month-long awareness campaign. America Saves started in 2001; it’s designed to help raise awareness about the importance of saving but this year Missouri Extension has dedicated a month to helping Missourians, in a camping called Missouri Saves. 

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Business Beat
10:10 am
Thu February 28, 2013

How sequestration leads to cuts in research, Medicare

Credit Andrew Magill

Coming up we’ll tackle sequestration which is set to occur March 1. But first, when a large group of farmers in the Southeast banded together to sue a powerful dairy cooperative a few years ago, many hoped that the case would bring big changes to the industry. But as Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media reports, the recent settlement of the case involving Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America has resulted in some money for small farmers in the short term but little long-term reform.

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Business
8:53 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Columbia homes regain power

The power has come back on for thousands of people in Columbia, allowing many happy residents to return to their warmer homes.

Joe Statts lives on Bearfield Road. He said after riding around in his truck just to keep warm on Tuesday night, he and his family decided to spend the night at a hotel.

“We didn’t know when it was going to come back on,” Statts said. “We didn’t want to be spending the night here.”

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Business
9:24 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Postal Service studies Columbia processing center

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The U.S. Postal Service is looking into moving some or all operations at the Columbia mail processing center to facilities in St. Louis and Kansas City.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports a study of how consolidation would affect service could take four to six months.

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Business
9:04 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Study: 65 Percent Of Mo. Salons Would Allow A 10-Year-Old To Use A Tanning Bed

(via Flickr/theogeo)

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 6:31 am

First things first, Washington University Dermatologist, Lynn Cornelius, said anyone under 18 years old has no business using a tanning bed.  In fact, she really doesn’t like tanning beds at all, and said they’re directly linked to higher rates of skin cancer.

“It’s very similar to smoking,” Cornelius said.  “If you look at how the World Health Organization and how they classify artificial light from artificial devices, it is a group one carcinogen, which means it is the same as tobacco smoke.”

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Business
5:55 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Winter storm causes regional blood shortage

Southern Blood Services Region Flickr

Yesterday's storm shut down many blood centers in Mid-Missouri, leading to a blood shortage in the region.

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Business
5:24 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Snow cleanup closes parts of downtown Columbia

Traffic backs up on Broadway as people try to leave downtown Columbia Thursday afternoon.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Parts of downtown Columbia will be closed to traffic on Friday night for snow removal.

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Business
3:30 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

City launches parking project for North Village residents

Columbia City Hall
KBIA file photo

The Columbia City is launching a parking permit program today, hoping to alleviate a parking shortage in the North Village area.

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Business
9:15 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Mo. airports reopen with several cancellations

St. Louis' Lambert Airport is open for business with several flight cancellations.
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Airports in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis reopened but passengers were told to expect several cancellations, particularly in the morning.

American Airlines flight 3215 from Columbia to Dallas was canceled this morning, but the remaining flights are scheduled to take off and arrive as planned.

Lambert International Airport in St. Louis and Kansas City International Airport both closed Thursday after a massive snowstorm hit Missouri.

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