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$7 M project paves way for Port of East St. Louis

(EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., AP) — State and local officials have broken ground on a $7 million project to build a road, rail lines and utilities to serve the future…

Silver Dollar City announces big expansion

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Silver Dollar City in Branson is planning an $8 million expansion that will include six new rides. Officials with the theme park announced Wednesday the four-acre…

Report: Record Missouri corn crop possible

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Missouri farmers are on track to harvest record crops of corn and soybeans. In an updated forecast Tuesday, the agency…

Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

By SETH BORENSTEIN (WASHINGTON, AP) — The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study…

Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug

By BY CIARAN GILES and MARIA CHENG (MADRID, AP) — In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug…

Warrensburg Collision recognized for its growth

Warrensburg Collision was recently listed in Ingram’s Magazine’s annual Corporate Report 100 competition, which ranks the 100 fastest-growing businesses based in the greater Kansas City area. Warrensburg Collision has doubled…

Cerner to buy Siemens Health Services for $1.3B

By ALEX VEIGA (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Cerner Corp. is buying the health information technology business unit of German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG for $1.3 billion in cash. The two companies…

Historic deal for Corps dam pollution

By NIGEL DUARA (PORTLAND, Ore., AP) — For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams…

Western Missouri Medical Center plans to open Advanced Wound Center

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Western Missouri Medical Center’s new Advanced Wound Center will begin accepting appointments on Monday, according to a news release. The hospital has partnered with Accelecare Wound Centers…

Ameren Missouri seeks increase in monthly fees

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers’ monthly electric bills. The Missouri Public Service Commission says Ameren wants to adjust the…