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Company files for bankruptcy after W.Va. spill

By JONATHAN MATTISE (CHARLESTON, W.Va., AP) — The company blamed for a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe drinking water filed for bankruptcy Friday, temporarily shielding it…

Fabulously Eco: Alternative options for Warrensburg

By ELYN HIRNI Muleskinner Reporter Five and a half years ago, shake-ups in her university career led Shera Oyervides, the eco-friendly cloth-diaper manufacturer and retailer who owns Fabulously Eco, to…

Court to rule on TV over Internet service

By JESSE J. HOLLAND (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether a startup company can offer live television broadcasts over the Internet without paying fees to broadcasters. The…

Mo. lt. gov. wants meeting on housing tax credits

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder wants a Missouri housing commission to meet next week to consider awarding tax credits to developers. The Missouri Housing Development Commission…

Selling social media clicks becomes big business

By MARTHA MENDOZA (SAN JOSE, Calif., AP) — Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore “click farms,”…

Boeing machinists OK contract tied to 777X

By MANUEL VALDES (SEATTLE, AP) — The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of…

Obama calls for restoring unemployment benefits

(HONOLULU, AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Congress to reinstate jobless benefits for more than a million Americans. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the unemployment…

Clerk: Group has enough signatures for KCI vote

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A group seeking to require voter approval for any new terminal at Kansas City International Airport has gathered enough signatures to place the proposal on…

Sinquefield gives $1M to Mo. political efforts

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s most prolific political financier has made more than $1 million in year-end donations to some of his favorite causes. Online state campaign finance reports…

Economic survey suggests optimism for Midwest

(OMAHA, Neb., AP) — A monthly economic report suggests supply managers surveyed in nine Midwestern and Plains states are optimistic about the regional economy over the next six months. The…