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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…

Bayer to close St. Joseph animal health plant, 130 jobs lost

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — Bayer Corp. plans to close its animal health products plant in St. Joseph, costing 130 employees their jobs. The company said in a statement Tuesday…

Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

By STEVE KARNOWSKI (MINNEAPOLIS, AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but…

Federal grant will be used to improve Columbia airport

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The city of Columbia plans to use a $1.37 million federal grant to improve and extend two runways at the Columbia Regional Airport. The U.S. Department…

Why it’s proving hard to save Greece

(Athens, Greece, AP) –By the day, Greece is getting closer to a potentially catastrophic debt default that could force it out of the euro bloc. All it needs to avoid…

Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

By GENE JOHNSON (SEATTLE, AP) — A Seattle CEO who announced that he’s giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees…

Hostess plant in Lenexa to reopen

(LENEXA, Kan., AP) — A former Hostess Brands bakery in Lenexa will reopen this summer, providing about 100 jobs. Flower Foods, which acquired part of the former plant in 2013,…

Uber says it will leave Kansas City over new regulations

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Uber officials say the company will stop operating in Kansas City after the city council approved new regulations for such ride-sharing operations. Among other things,…

$10 million gift to help fund music building at MU

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Billionaires Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield have donated $10 million to help fund a new School of Music building at the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus. The…