Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO (NEW YORK, AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what’s quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when a few stores started opened late on the holiday, the move…

Google’s latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

By MARTHA MENDOZA (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., AP) — Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don’t call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they…

Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

By JUSTIN PRITCHARD (LOS ANGELES, AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that — given time — they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield wipers, cut the brakes or…

Missouri board approves job training grant

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A state board has approved a $2 million grant to help fund Missouri…

Joplin company wins $22 million contract

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — EaglePicher Technologies plans to expand its plant and hire more employees in Joplin after…

KC company withdraws plans to develop Kemper Arena

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City development company says circumstances beyond its control have forced it…

Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records

(WASHINGTON, AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels’ guest…

Home foreclosures down sharply in Kansas, Missouri

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A California-based real estate research company says new foreclosure cases in Kansas and…

HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

By MAE ANDERSON and MICHAEL LIEDTKE (NEW YORK, AP) — Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling…

Civitas Media CEO resigns

(DAVIDSON, N.C., AP) — Civitas Media President and CEO Michael Bush has resigned from the company. Bush said…

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