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

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

Struggling Infrastructure in the Midwest

Dec 15, 2011
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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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Still farming despite disability

Dec 7, 2011
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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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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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The first snowfall of the season has already caused some headaches for mid-Missouri drivers.

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

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

Growing organic is the way to go

Nov 30, 2011
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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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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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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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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.

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

Business Beat: Nov. 16, 2011

Nov 16, 2011
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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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The Columbia Regional Airport will be cutting their service beginning next month.

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The St. Louis Cardinals have a new manager.

Business Beat: Nov. 9, 2011

Nov 9, 2011
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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. 

Karen Mitchell

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

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

SEC Sports

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

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

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

Business Beat: Nov. 2, 2011

Nov 2, 2011
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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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After 33 years in the major leagues, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is calling it a career.

Business Beat: October 26, 2011

Oct 26, 2011
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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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