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Mertens held liable for assets in company it bought

Published May. 18 2016

Fulton-based Mertens Construction Co. is liable for the employment security issues of a Tipton company it bought, an appeals court...

Justices give narrow win to Internet site in false data case

Published May. 17 2016

The Supreme Court on Monday handed a narrow victory to an Internet search firm sued for posting false information about...

Cold snap damages wine grape crops in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Published May. 17 2016

Vintners in southern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota are reeling from a weekend cold snap that ruined huge swaths of their...

Pfizer says it's blocking use of drugs for lethal injections

Published May. 14 2016

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers...

As fliers wait in security lines, gov't asks for patience

Published May. 13 2016

Facing a growing backlash over extremely long waits at airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked fliers "to be...

What is TSA's PreCheck expedited screening program?

Published May. 13 2016

Fliers facing extremely long airport security lines this spring and summer might want to consider becoming members of the Transportation...

Grower recalls orange habanero peppers from Texas, Indiana

Published May. 13 2016

A South Texas grower has recalled shipments of orange habanero peppers shipped to Indianapolis and McAllen, Texas, since April 28...

Missouri Legislature upholds veto on changing union dues collection

Published May. 13 2016

The Missouri Legislature has upheld Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would have changed how public-sector union members...

Bias complaints on Facebook's 'trending' tool

Published May. 12 2016

What's behind the accusations Facebook is manipulating its "trending topics" feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives?

Google wants new emojis to represent professional women

Published May. 12 2016

Google wants professional women to be better represented in emoji form.

Callaway nuclear plant back on line

Published May. 12 2016

Refueling and maintenance activities at Callaway Energy Center are complete, and the 1,190-megawatt nuclear plant is back in service, according...

Google to ban payday lending ads

Published May. 12 2016

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it will ban all ads from payday lenders, calling the industry "deceptive" and "harmful."

Obama signs bill to deter theft of trade secrets

Published May. 11 2016

President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday a bill that gives employers a new tool in preventing the theft of...

Lake Regional celebrates Women's Health Week

Published May. 11 2016

In observance of National Women's Health Week May 814, Lake Regional Health System encourages women to get their recommended health...

Retailers lead broad decline in stocks as Macy's plunges

Published May. 11 2016

A rout in retail stocks pulled U.S. indexes down on Wednesday. Macy's, the largest U.S. department store chain, slashed its...

Missouri Legislature passes tax incentives for small businesses

Published May. 11 2016

The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill reviving a tax break for small businesses that add employees.

Clenin Farm Supply holds ribbon-cutting and grand opening

Published May. 11 2016

A crowd of friends and family gathered Saturday, May 7, for the grand opening and California Area Chamber of Commerce...

Another feather in family business' cap

Published May. 11 2016

The leading U.S. supplier of feathers to the domestic and international wholesale and retail markets is in rural Moniteau County.

Poll: Age, income factors in staying with single employer

Published May. 11 2016

A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20...

180,000 pacifiers recalled for choking hazard

Published May. 10 2016

About 180,000 pacifiers have been recalled due to a choking hazard.

Study: Sanders' economic plan piles $18T on federal debt

Published May. 10 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders' tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but...

Panama Papers database of offshore companies goes live

Published May. 10 2016

A group of investigative journalists on Monday published the names of thousands of offshore companies at the heart of a...

National gas prices jump by 9 cents over past 2 weeks

Published May. 9 2016

The average price of gasoline nationally has jumped by 9 cents over the past two weeks to $2.27 a gallon...