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United Airlines adds flights at Columbia, Springfield

Published Feb. 28 2017

United Airlines plans to add daily flights from Columbia Regional Airport in Mid-Missouri to both Denver and Chicago beginning this...

Nearly ready to stir up some sand

Published Feb. 28 2017

Capital Sand Co. is rebuilding a sand dredge for its Jefferson City location to replace a dredge that capsized in...

New highs for US stocks; Dow win streak longest since '87

Published Feb. 28 2017

Wall Street notched another set of milestones Monday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high for...

Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B

Published Feb. 28 2017

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay a $1 billion penalty for...

Small Business optimism surging, surveys show

Published Feb. 26 2017

Small business owners' view of the economy is surging and giving them an incentive to hire.

Save or splurge? Making the most of your tax refund

Published Feb. 26 2017

Tax refund time is here. Last year the IRS issued 111 million refunds, with an average refund of $2,860. More...

Keep kids safe online

Published Feb. 26 2017

Keeping kids safe today goes far beyond looking both ways before you cross the street and keeping sharp objects out...

St. Louis airport could soon get booze-to-go policy

Published Feb. 26 2017

It could soon be legal for travelers to take booze from the bar to their gate at Lambert International Airport...

US new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health

Published Feb. 25 2017

Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is...

US stocks eke out last-minute gain as utilities rise

Published Feb. 25 2017

A late push helped U.S. stocks finish higher Friday after indexes spent most of the day lower.

J.C. Penney to shut 130-plus stores, offer early retirements

Published Feb. 24 2017

J.C. Penney is joining its department store rivals in pruning its store numbers in an era of online shopping.

Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

Published Feb. 24 2017

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job...

Stocks end mixed as investors seek safety; industrials slide

Published Feb. 24 2017

Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors changed course and tempered their expectations for faster economic growth.

Tesla swings to loss in 4Q, says Model 3 on target

Published Feb. 23 2017

Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last...

Stocks slip from highs as energy companies sink; Dow gains

Published Feb. 23 2017

U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run.

UPS tests drones for regular deliveries in rural areas

Published Feb. 22 2017

UPS said its latest flying test shows the potential for using drones to make deliveries in rural areas.

Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazon

Published Feb. 22 2017

The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.

Iowa union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

Published Feb. 20 2017

A new Iowa law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers is unconstitutional and should be immediately blocked,...

The fiduciary rule and you

Published Feb. 20 2017

President Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which requires...

Media ask judge to order release of iPhone records

Published Feb. 20 2017

The Associated Press and two other news organizations asked a judge Monday to force the federal government to reveal how...

World stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holiday

Published Feb. 20 2017

Global stocks mostly rose Monday, though Wall Street remained shut for a holiday, as investors awaited key reports this...

Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever

Published Feb. 19 2017

Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after...

Animal welfare groups decry loss of online reports

Published Feb. 18 2017

An online tool has disappeared for people to find out whether they are buying puppies from humane breeders or callous...