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Egg, turkey meat prices begin to rise as bird flu spreads

By DAVID PITT (DES MOINES, Iowa, AP) — Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims an increasing number of…

Sen. McCaskill to host 2015 Procurement Conference at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Owners of small businesses can learn how to secure government contracts and network with potential contractors at the annual Procurement Conference Thursday, May 28, at the University…

Mammoth plant in Springfield closing, 200 jobs lost

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — A manufacturing plant in Springfield will close by the end of the year, costing about 200 employees their jobs. Officials with Minnesota-based Mammoth told the Springfield…

Author to face critics of new book about city’s rape cases

By MATT VOLZ (HELENA, Mont., AP) — Author Jon Krakauer doesn’t like to make public appearances, so there will be no book tour to promote his latest work, “Missoula: Rape…

Growth continues as Missouri revenues increase 7.7 percent

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The state budget director says Missouri’s revenues continue to increase compared with last year’s. Budget Director Linda Luebbering on Monday reported revenues have grown 7.7…

Missouri House approves reducing, simplifying business fees

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A proposal from Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander to reduce fees charged to businesses is headed to the Senate. The Missouri House Thursday approved…

Report: Bills for proposed new St. Louis stadium total $800K

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Contractors already have submitted roughly $800,000 in bills toward the development of a billion-dollar proposed football stadium in St. Louis, according to a newspaper report. Two…

Bud Light: Sorry for saying it removes ‘no’ from vocabulary

By MAE ANDERSON (NEW YORK, AP) — Anheuser-Busch is apologizing for a slogan that appeared on bottles saying Bud Light removes the word ‘no’ from drinkers’ vocabulary. Photos of bottles…

Nominees announced for new World Video Game Hall of Fame

(ROCHESTER, N.Y., AP) — Fifteen video games that have engrossed gamers for untold hours were named finalists Tuesday for the new World Video Game Hall of Fame. The list includes…

What could McDonald’s do to fix its business?

By CANDICE CHOI (NEW YORK, AP) — When it comes to McDonald’s, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently. After turning in another…