Missouri board approves job training grant

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A state board has approved a $2 million grant to help fund Missouri job-training efforts that have been scaled back because of a state budget freeze. The money approved Tuesday by the Missouri Development Finance Board will go to a state program that…

Joplin company wins $22 million contract

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — EaglePicher Technologies plans to expand its plant and hire more employees in Joplin after receiving a $22 million federal contract. The company will use the Department of Defense grant to produce new lithium-ion batteries, The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/1ub3AaN) reported. Company officials said Tuesday that…

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 to drop its plan to turn Kemper Arena into a regional youth sports facility. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1sFWeqc) reports City Councilman Ed Ford announced Wednesday that the Foutch Brothers…

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…

Enrollment up at University of Missouri campuses

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Enrollment at the four-campus University of Missouri system is on the rise. The Columbia…

Empire Electric granted 13.5 percent rate increase

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A Missouri-based electric company has announced that the Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved…

Ford to add 1,200 workers at Missouri plant

(CLAYCOMO, Mo., AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it’s adding 1,200 workers and another shift to…

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