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Felony charges for man accused of stealing tourism brochures

(MIDWAY, Utah, AP) — A Utah man who once ran for Congress in Missouri may have committed commercial terrorism when he repeatedly stole and disposed of a rival tourism business’s…

Kauffman Foundation names new CEO

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has named a longtime foundation employee as its president and chief executive officer. The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1HnBXSr) that…

Report: Taxpayer tab on St. Louis stadium plan reaches $3M

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The proposed riverfront football stadium in St. Louis already has cost taxpayers $3 million, according to a newspaper report Tuesday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1HXYj92) reported…

Apple wants a lead role in streaming music

By BRANDON BAILEY and RYAN NAKASHIMA (SAN FRANCISCO, AP) — Apple’s iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of…

Closing arguments set in ex-BP executive Rainey’s trial

By KEVIN McGILL (NEW ORLEANS, AP) — Testimony is over and closing arguments were set for Friday in the federal trial of a former BP executive charged with lying to…

Ameren moves to end contract with Missouri smelter

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Ameren Missouri has notified state regulators that the utility plans to challenge a recent order allowing lower rates for its largest customer. St. Louis-based Ameren filed…

Ford to ramp up production at Missouri plant this summer

(CLAYCOMO, Mo., AP) — Ford Motor Co. says it will shorten its traditional summer shutdown to increase production at its Claycomo plant in suburban Kansas City in order to meet…

Rain keeps Missouri farmers out of fields, delays planting

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Missouri farmers averaged less than a day of fieldwork last week because of above-average rainfall that has caused corn and soybean planting to fall a little…

SSM acquiring Saint Louis University Hospital

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A prominent St. Louis hospital is changing hands. SSM Health on Monday announced plans to purchase Saint Louis University Hospital in a merger of two Catholic…

Man with 1st name ‘God’ settles with credit rating agency

(NEW YORK, AP) — A New York City man whose first name is God has settled a lawsuit with a credit reporting agency that had refused to recognize his name…