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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 Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/1vy2CTu) reports that a record 35,441 students are taking on-campus…

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 a 13.5 percent rate increase for its Arkansas customers. Empire District Electric…

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 a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van. The Transit arrived…

Proposed wind farm near wildlife refuge will move

(MOUND CITY, Mo., AP) — A company that had planned to build the largest wind farm in Missouri near several wildlife areas has decided to look elsewhere because modifications needed…

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…

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,…

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…

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 protests in the three weeks since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old…

UCM aviation, GoJet sign new partnership

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)- The University of Central Missouri and GoJet Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday on a professional pilot program. Under the terms of the agreement between GoJet and…

NE Missouri plant begins expansion

(MEXICO, Mo., AP) — A northeast Missouri manufacturing plant that makes components for motor vehicles has begun a $17 million expansion. The Mexico Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1BWgXyc) the 68,000-square-foot addition at…