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Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after...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

Missouri farm numbers fall as size of operations grows

Published Feb. 18 2017

A government report shows the number of farms in Missouri fell last year while the remaining farms got larger.

AT&T trumpets its own new unlimited plan

Published Feb. 17 2017

AT&T says any cellphone customer can sign up for unlimited data plans starting today.

Stocks slow down after a record-setting run

Published Feb. 17 2017

The Standard & Poor's 500 index dipped Thursday to break a seven-day winning streak, its longest in three and a...

Auto workers union preparing 'Buy American' ad campaign

Published Feb. 17 2017

The United Auto Workers union is preparing an ad campaign that urges consumers to buy U.S.-made cars and trucks as...

US consumer prices post biggest rise in nearly 4 years

Published Feb. 16 2017

U.S. consumer prices rose in January at the fastest pace in nearly four years, strengthening the case for the Federal...

Bond yields rise, stocks push to records as economy cruises

Published Feb. 16 2017

Stocks and bond yields punched higher Wednesday, and U.S. indexes set records again, following more encouraging news on the U.S....

CoMo Electric panel on public education, living wages and right to work draws overflow crowd

Published Feb. 15 2017

A panel discussion on public education, living wages and right to work drew an overflow crowd Feb. 2 at the...

Drivers see higher premiums after not-at-fault crashes

Published Feb. 14 2017

Most drivers don't expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that...

Yellen faces Congress

Published Feb. 14 2017

he frenetic first three weeks of Donald Trump's presidency have left political leaders divided and dizzy with uncertainty over what...

Global stocks continue to rise, US indexes hit records again

Published Feb. 14 2017

Stocks around the world continued their march higher on Monday, and U.S. indexes again hit new highs.

Canada's Trudeau talks Trade with Trump

Published Feb. 14 2017

A political odd couple, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resolutely played up their similarities at their...

Judge denies request to halt Dakota Access pipeline work

Published Feb. 14 2017

A federal judge on Monday rejected a request by two American Indian tribes for an emergency order halting construction of...

Pig disease on upswing in America

Published Feb. 12 2017

Pork producers need to know what to do if a vesicular disease strikes their operation.

Watch out for aggressive timeshare resellers

Published Feb. 12 2017

Timeshare properties originated in the United Kingdom shortly after World War II. Traditionally, four families would purchase vacation cottages and...

Ford bets $1B on startup founded by Waymo, Uber vets

Published Feb. 11 2017

Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach...

US stock indexes extend climb into record heights

Published Feb. 11 2017

Wall Street capped a week of milestones Friday with a rally that pushed the major stock indexes to all-time highs...

California-based AutoAlert moving headquarters to Missouri

Published Feb. 10 2017

A California-based automotive data analysis company is moving its headquarters to Kansas City, Missouri.