Port of Kansas City to reopen for barge traffic

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The port of Kansas City’s barge-shipping terminal will reopen after being closed since 2007. The Port Authority of Kansas City said Tuesday it is partnering with Kaw Valley Companies of Kansas City, Kansas, to operate the Woodswether Terminal. It will initially employ five…

Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

By JASON DEAREN (CLEARWATER, Fla., AP) — It’s like Florida’s version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy. Known as “red tide,”…

APPLE LIVE: Larger iPhones and smartwatch unveiled

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and ANICK JESDANUN (CUPERTINO, Calif., AP) — For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones aren’t the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company’s first major entry in a new product category since the iPad’s debut…

Centene to bring new claims center to Ferguson

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Centene Corp. plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson, the site of…

UCM aviation, GoJet sign new partnership

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)- The University of Central Missouri and GoJet Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday on a…

NE Missouri plant begins expansion

(MEXICO, Mo., AP) — A northeast Missouri manufacturing plant that makes components for motor vehicles has begun a…

St. Joseph company plans expansion, 20 new jobs

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — A St. Joseph company that supplies ingredients to pet food companies is planning…

Quake in California’s wine country injures dozens

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SUDHIN THANAWALA (NAPA, Calif., AP) — A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California’s…

$90 million pet food factory opens in Joplin

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A cat and dog food manufacturer has opened its first factory, a $90 million…

Missouri medical school receives $2.4 million gift

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received a $2.4 million gift to…

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