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Lifetouch to end yearbook publishing; 75 jobs lost

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Lifetouch Inc. says it plans to end its yearbook publishing operation in Kansas City, effective Dec. 1. Company spokesman Kelvin Miller says the plant shutdown…

Warrensburg Chamber president to resign

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The president of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that she will resign Aug. 15. Tammy Long has served as Chamber president for 18 years. Dan Houx, chair of…

Ameren to close Meramec coal plant by 2022

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Missouri’s largest utility says it will close a coal-fired power plant in south St. Louis County within the next several years. Ameren Missouri has told state…

Corporations are people? It’s a real legal concept

By NANCY BENAC (WASHINGTON, AP) — There may be more to that “we the people” notion than you thought. These are boom times for the concept of “corporate personhood.” Corporations…

AB InBev buys Czech ‘Budweiser’ brewer

(PRAGUE, AP) — Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, has acquired a small Czech brewery, Samson, in an effort to strengthen its claim to the trademark name of Budweiser. Currently,…

Woman charged with nearly $3 million embezzlement

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City woman is charged with embezzling nearly $3 million from a bank and a company that had to close after declaring bankruptcy. A…

Missouri offers truce in Kansas business battle

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri is offering a truce to Kansas in their ongoing battle to lure businesses across the state line with lucrative tax breaks. Gov. Jay Nixon…

Targeted Metrics moving to Kansas City

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — State economic officials say national marketing company Targeted Metrics plans to locate its headquarters and sales operations in Kansas City. The company’s decision is expected…

Ozarks Community Hospital laying off up to 60

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Ozarks Community Hospital says it will lay off up to 60 of its employees in the Springfield area. CEO Paul Taylor said in a letter dated…

Premier Turbines closing Neosho plant next year

(NEOSHO, Mo., AP) — The Premier Turbines plant in Neosho will close early next year, eliminating 80 jobs in the area. Dallas Airmotive, which owns Premier Turbines, said Thursday the…