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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…

St. Joseph company plans expansion, 20 new jobs

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — A St. Joseph company that supplies ingredients to pet food companies is planning a new plant. Protein LLC is investing $11.6 million in the project…

Quake in California’s wine country injures dozens

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SUDHIN THANAWALA (NAPA, Calif., AP) — A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California’s wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures…

$90 million pet food factory opens in Joplin

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A cat and dog food manufacturer has opened its first factory, a $90 million facility in Joplin. Heartland Pet Foods Manufacturing opened the 415,000-square-foot plant Wednesday…

Missouri medical school receives $2.4 million gift

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received a $2.4 million gift to create an endowed chair in oncology. The school announced in a news…

Judge: Mamtek CEO committed $1.3M bond fraud

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The former CEO of Mamtek committed fraud to secure almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were supposed to be used to build an artificial sweetener…

Results from the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Crowds gathered on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Saturday to Celebrate Kids in Agriculture – Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The annual Sale…