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3:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Governors Back Beef Trimmings

Craig Letch, director of food quality and assurance for Beef Products Inc., left, introduces the beef product known as pink slime or lean finely textured beef, and the cuts from which it is made to.
AP

By Sandhya Dirks

The consumer uproar over “pink slime” has now got the beef industry roaring back.

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Business
5:48 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Federal Trade Commission okays merger between Medco and Express Scripts

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The Federal Trade Commission approved the $29.1 billion merger between Express Scripts and Medco.

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Business
10:23 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Boone County Fairgrounds gets new name

The Boone County fair in Columbia, Mo.
Mr. Shiv Flickr

As part of its regular meeting, the Boone County Commission held a second public hearing Tuesday night about renaming the Boone County Fairgrounds.

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Business
3:19 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Mexico auto parts manufacturer plans to add jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a press conference in Mexico, MO on March 27, 2012
Addison Walton KBIA

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Mexico Tuesday to announce more job creation in the state.

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Business
5:45 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Jefferson City memorial airport gets funding

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The Jefferson City memorial Airport has received a grant that will offset the operating costs and pay for the resurfacing of the main runway.

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Business
4:50 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Wal-Mart to pay for environmental damages

Mo News Horizon Flickr

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to spend $1.25 million to settle claims over a southwest Missouri contractor's disposal of unsold products such as charcoal, potting soil, herbicides and pesticides.

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Business
4:02 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

More changes to columbia's blight zone

The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advising Board considered two options for reducing the size of the zone in Columbia at its meeting Friday.

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Business
5:42 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

City of Columbia implements new parking meters

The city of Columbia is trying out a new type of parking meter that gives drivers more options for how to pay.

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Business
3:53 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

St. Louis Zoo plans to buy former hospital site

The St. Louis Zoo Association plans to purchase the site of the former Forest Park Hospital, which sits across Interstate 64 from the zoo.

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Business
3:37 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Joplin residents file complaints about mail delivery changes

Some Joplin residents and postal service workers are upset with changes in mail delivery in sections of Joplin hardest hit by last year's tornado.

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Business
5:00 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Columbia makes changes to its EEZ proposal

The ongoing debate over the Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia prompted a change today. The proposed blight zone for Columbia is now a little bit smaller.  The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advisory Board unanimously voted in favor of eliminating six portions of the original blight zone. 

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Business
4:48 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Missouri Senate passes workplace discrimination measure

The Missouri Senate has given final approval to legislation changing the rules for lawsuits over workplace discrimination.

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Business
8:53 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Opponents of blight designation voice concerns

Residents met at city hall Tuesday to voice concerns about the EEZ program.
KBIA

In Columbia, civic leaders and residents continue to voice concerns about plans to classify nearly half of the city as an "enhanced enterprise zone," designed to attract business.

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Business
4:39 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Cole County wants higher American Legion veteran membership rates

Cole County has the highest American Legion veteran membership rates in the entire state. But the numbers are still lower than the legion would like to see.

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Business
10:02 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Report shows growth in state revenue

The Missouri Office of Administration has released the General Revenue report for February and general revenue collections have increased 2.4 percent in the 2012 fiscal year.

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Business
4:41 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Columbia regional airport spreads its wings to Atlanta

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announces the Atlanta flight at a press conference Friday, March 2, 2012
Matt Veto KBIA

The Columbia Regional Airport will expand its reach beginning in June. 

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Business
4:57 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Columbia Mayor aims to upgrade Columbia Regional Airport

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says offering additional air service to travel hubs like Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta is a major goal of city and regional planners.

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Business
10:54 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Missouri January unemployment numbers dip

Unemployment numbers in Missouri fell to 7.5% in January
Tim Patterson Flickr

Missouri ‘s unemployment rate fell by half a point to 7.5 percent in January - the lowest level in over 3 years, according to the latest state report.

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Business Beat
5:21 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Business Beat: February 29, 2012

Some worry that the proposed NBAF site at Kansas State University puts students at risk.
Laura Ziegler Harvest Public Media

This week: NBAF opponents are gaining strength in their fight against the Disease Laboratory.  Plus, the American Soybean Association is looking for fewer restrictions from the European Union on genetically modified soybeans.

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Business
5:05 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Soybean association seeks fewer restrictions on crops from europe

Almost all American soybeans are grown from genetically modified seeds, which are generally banned in Europe.
Kevin Dooley Flickr

The American Soybean Association is pushing for U.S. trade representatives to negotiate better trading terms with Europe, looking for the European Union to ease the strict restrictions it imposes on genetically modified soybeans. The group petitioned a U.S. trade representative who is part of a new working group with the European Union to work on its behalf. 

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Business
4:30 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

NBAF opponents gaining strength

Some worry that the proposed NBAF site at Kansas State University puts students at risk.
Laura Ziegler Harvest Public Media

Opponents of a controversial Kansas lab designed to study and combat biological diseases have recently found new momentum, as work on the Department of Homeland Security project stalled.

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Business
9:16 am
Wed February 29, 2012

New student apartment complex may come to Columbia

Home to thousands of college students, Columbia may see more apartment complexes sprout up around town.
File KBIA

Plans for more student aimed housing in Columbia are being discussed.

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Business
3:49 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Missouri audit criticizes state-created insurance firm

A report by the Missouri auditor says a state-created workers' compensation company has enjoyed a competitive advantage while functioning in a best-of-both-worlds situation.

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Business
3:43 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Washington University plans Loop project

Washington University in Saint Louis
Flickr mrkw

 

The already booming University City Loop is about to get a big infusion of money — an $80 million project by nearby Washington University.

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Business
3:36 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

China Hub at Lambert appears doomed

Lambert Airport Main Terminal
Flickr MoDOT

One of the key players in the effort to bring a China Hub to Lambert Airport now says that St. Louis has probably missed the opportunity.

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Business
9:11 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Columbia Transit looks at bus route for cost-cutting measures

Prices for bus rides from apartment complexes to campuses in Columbia could rise under the city's proposed 2013 transportation budget.
Clyde Bentley flickr

Columbia Transit is looking to cut around $1 million from its budget in fiscal year 2013.

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Business
4:18 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Protests for a tiger town in downtown Columbia

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The Columbia Improvement district plans to introduce a Tiger Town tailgate zone in downtown Columbia.

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Business
8:29 am
Fri February 24, 2012

No more Cool Stuff downtown

Need an African drum or hanging lampshade? It might be on sale, as Cool Stuff in downtown Columbia prepares to close.
Dale Muckerman flikr

The kitschy and iconic downtown Columbia store Cool Stuff is closing its doors after 23 years in business. Owner Arnie Fagan, an MU alum, opened the store in 1988 as a tie-dye shop.

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Business
6:13 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

NBAF no longer part of 2013 Budget

An architectural rendering of the proposed NBAF lab in Manhattan, Kan.
Courtesy Department of Homeland Security

The White House budget for 2013 provides no construction funding for a planned livestock disease lab in Kansas and calls for a “comprehensive assessment of the project in 2012” to consider “the cost, safety, and any alternatives to the current plan.”

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Intersection
7:07 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Talent clusters and the economy of the future

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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