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Governors Back Beef Trimmings

Apr 4, 2012
AP

By Sandhya Dirks

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

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

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

Mexico auto parts manufacturer plans to add jobs

Mar 27, 2012
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Mexico Tuesday to announce more job creation in the state.

Jefferson City memorial airport gets funding

Mar 23, 2012
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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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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.

More changes to columbia's blight zone

Mar 16, 2012

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

City of Columbia implements new parking meters

Mar 15, 2012

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

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

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.

Columbia makes changes to its EEZ proposal

Mar 9, 2012

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. 

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

Opponents of blight designation voice concerns

Mar 8, 2012
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.

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.

Report shows growth in state revenue

Mar 5, 2012

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

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.

Missouri January unemployment numbers dip

Mar 1, 2012
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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.

Business Beat: February 29, 2012

Feb 29, 2012
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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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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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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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Plans for more student aimed housing in Columbia are being discussed.

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

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

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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.

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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