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St. Joseph National Military Heritage Museum fires staff

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — The board of the National Military Heritage Museum in St. Joseph has fired the museum’s director and two part-time staffers, citing financial concerns. Supporters of…

Car rental firm founder’s family to donate $22M to charity

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The family of Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor is set to announce a $22 million donation to various organizations that support underserved children in the St.…

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

(NEW YORK, AP) — Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband…

Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom

By JAY REEVES (ORANGE BEACH, Ala., AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey…

Missouri loses jobs while unemployment increases slightly

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.7 percent last month while the economy lost several thousand jobs. The state Department of Economic Development released data…

Altice to buy US cable operator Suddenlink for $9.1 billion

(PARIS, AP) — European cable and mobile phone operator Altice has marked its entry into the U.S. market with a deal to buy a controlling stake in Suddenlink Communications for…

Springfield mail processing center on track to move in July

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Despite efforts by Missouri’s senators, the U.S. Postal Service is scheduled to move its mail processing operations out of Springfield this summer. The work will be…

University of Missouri to get $10M for new learning center

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the University of Missouri-Columbia will receive $10 million in state funds for a new learning center in its business school. Nixon…

Missouri siblings named nation’s top small business persons

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Alan Doan’s entrepreneurial dreams were to start the next Facebook or Google. Instead, the 32-year-old laid off software worker started a quilting…

Cereal maker Post to move HQ from Missouri to Minnesota

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Post Holdings says it is merging two of its cereal businesses, moving its headquarters from St. Louis to Minnesota and closing a New Jersey office, affecting…