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Business
2:55 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Joplin reports damage costs being paid on schedule

Matt Evans KBIA

A new report says the city of Joplin might not end up with any debt related to the May 22 tornado.

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Global Journalist
10:24 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

The future of local journalism, part 2

In a report released earlier this year, the FCC acknowledged that some of its policies and regulations are out of sync with the swiftly evolving media markets and the information needs of communities.

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Business Beat
5:40 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Nixon outlines "Missouri Works" in face of job creation criticism

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon tours the Dana Automotive Systems Group’s parts plant in Columbia on June 15, 2010.
Quint Smith KBIA file photo

This week on the show: farmers in the Midwest still have some of their money in limbo after a huge bankruptcy late last year. Plus, Governor Nixon touts his new plan for job creation in Missouri, just as Republicans question his past efforts.

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Housing
4:42 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Fund set up to assist mobile home residents

rickonine Flickr

The almost simultaneous closings of two area mobile home parks have left residents searching for a new place to live. However, local help may make the move easier for some.

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Global Journalist
6:14 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The future of local journalism

According to an FCC Report released last summer, local journalism is in a state of crisis.

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Business Beat
4:46 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Proposed child labor changes questioned on the farm

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
5:46 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

Saudi Arabia deal good news for Boeing in St. Louis

The Obama administration has inked a deal with Saudi Arabia that will provide the Gulf state with $30 billion in F-15 jets.
Capt. Shannon Collins Air Force photo

The U.S. government has approved a $30 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that the head of a St. Louis area union says was “do or die” for his members.

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Business Beat
5:41 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Debugging the Monsanto corn issue

This picture of severe rootworm damage was taken in September in a corn field in north-central Illinois.
Photo courtesy University of Illinois Read more: http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/article.php?id=1569

This week: Rootworm is causing a headache for some farmers who thought they already had a fix for that problem. Plus, a university of Missouri study takes a look at the impact economic strains have on middle class families.

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Business
5:10 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Legislation aims to prevent another Mamtek fiasco

Governor Nixon was part of the ceremony announcing Mamtek's plans in July 2010.
Rebecca Wolfson KBIA News

A Republican state Representative from southwest Missouri has introduced legislation he says will help prevent another Mamtek from happening in the state.

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Business
5:49 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Commercial truck drivers face new limits

Marcin Wichary Flickr

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making changes that will limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers can spend on the road.

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Business
9:12 am
Mon December 26, 2011

Fayette's auto plaza gains spotlight, patrons from 'Truck Stop Missouri'

adeliepenguin dramstime

The Travel Channel show “Truck Stop Missouri” takes place at the Midway Auto Truck Plaza in Fayette, Missouri.  The show’s gathered a lot of attention here in mid-Missouri – but how helpful is all the attention? KBIA’s Ryan Schmidt visited Fayette, and asked local proprietors there about the show’s impact on business. 

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Business
12:59 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Kirksville REDI hires middle school teacher as new director

Carolyn Chrisman
Photo from the Kirksville City Council website

Kirksville Regional economic development, Inc has announced its new Director of Job Creation.

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Business Beat
4:43 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Digging up controversy

Barrett Materials' quarry in New Haven, Mo (seen here) is the only one the company owns currently. The company's proposed quarry in Belle, Mo. has prompted local residents to appeal to the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission
Sydney Miller KBIA

This week, our stories have to do with two different controversies surrounding going underground.: a new quarry, and "fracking."

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Business Beat
11:53 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Struggling Infrastructure in the Midwest

Ron Bartlet feeds the ducks he keeps on his small Iowa farm.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

This week: we look at how diversity in Missouri can lead to better business and how struggling Midwest infrastructure can affect you at the grocery store.  

By: Nick Adams 

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Intersection
4:00 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

The Mamtek deal and its aftermath

Guests discussed the implications of Mamtek's failure.

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

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Business Beat
4:14 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Still farming despite disability

Many farmers find combines like these indispensable. Bill Sandquist's combine is specially outfitted so it's easy for him to use.
The Knowles Gallery Flickr

Business Beat looks at economic and business news around mid-Missouri. Starting this week, we’re adding another voice into the mix. Business Beat will be a platform for weekly reporting from Harvest Public Media. Harvest is a network of reporters across  five states reporting on the topics of food, fuel and field.

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Business
11:52 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Missouri women still earn 25% less than men

Women pressers on strike for higher wages.
Kheel Center, Cornell University Flickr

A new study finds that Missouri women earn about 75% of what men earn. As Jacob McCleland tells us, a U-S Bureau of Labor Statistics report found that Missouri’s earning gap has remained relatively unchanged since 1997.

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Winter Weather
6:02 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

First snowfall causes traffic trouble for mid-Missouri

Columbia, Mo. received its first snowfall of the season. County officials advise drivers to stay safe on the roads.
Kyle Deas KBIA

The first snowfall of the season has already caused some headaches for mid-Missouri drivers.

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Business
5:45 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Missouri revenue report released

selbstfotografiert Wikimedia Common

The Missouri revenue report was released today, and though there is an increase in revenue, it is not the increase the state needed.

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Business
5:41 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Testimonies reveal Mamtek's Chinese plant was unverified

Missouri’s Economic Development department is defending its role in the controversy surrounding a failed artificial sweetener plant in the small town of Moberly.

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Business Beat
4:18 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Growing organic is the way to go

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KBIA's Ryan Famuliner talks with Columbia Daily Tribune reporter Rudi Keller about the latest in the Mamtek hearing.  Plus, talk about a cash crop.  A recent study suggests organic crops could bring in more money per acre.

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Business
4:23 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Business Beat: November 23, 2011

Prescott Frost kneels in a small herd of his cattle near his ranch south of Bassett, Neb.
Hilary Stohs-Krause NET

Demand for ‘alternatively raised meat’ seems like an opportunity for farmers in the Midwest. But it’s not a booming industry in the region just yet. Plus, an update on the effort to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Missouri.

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Business
10:41 am
Wed November 23, 2011

The turkey on your table could cost less, thanks to MU professor's research

MU Professor Jeff Firman believes his new turkey feed could reduce the price of turkey, which has been on the rise for decades.
by LarimdaME /Flickr Creative Commons

A professor at the University of Missouri has found a way to lower the cost of turkeys for us all this Thanksgiving, KBIA’s SARAH REDOHL reports.

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Business
8:49 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Osage County Residents Object to Quarry Permit, Citing Health Concerns

Nature Quarry
Athenar/dreamstime

The rural community of Belle in Osage County may soon have a new quarry—whether residents like it or not. KBIA’s Sydney Miller was at a meeting in Jefferson City regarding the quarry, and files this report.

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Business
6:11 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Offer on Table to Buy Out Mobile Home Residents

The residents of the Regency Mobile Home Park are left with few options after a meeting with a potential buyer this week.

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Business Beat
5:41 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Business Beat: Nov. 16, 2011

The blown levee near Milus Wallace's land in South Missouri in late September.
Carah Hart KBIA

This week: KBIA reports from Southeast Missouri on what the Army Corps of Engineers is doing to prepare for another possible flood disaster.  Plus Columbia residents approved a new sales tax. 

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Business
5:45 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Delta Cuts Columbia Flights

Delta cuts flights to Columbia's regional airport
thisisbossi Flickr

The Columbia Regional Airport will be cutting their service beginning next month.

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Intersection
5:32 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

The Future of Local News

Panelists discussed a recent FCC report that includes recommendations to improve local news coverage.

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

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Sports
5:05 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Mike Matheny Named Cardinals New Manager

Mike Matheny new manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Bill Greenblatt UPI

The St. Louis Cardinals have a new manager.

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Business Beat
3:37 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Business Beat: Nov. 9, 2011

Photograph of newspapers
livornoalone Flickr

This week:  A reporter for KBIA talks with the largest newspaper in Germany and how it is surviving the economic crisis threatening the newspaper industry, and a unique store along the Katy Trail. 

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