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Google says workforce mostly white, male

By MARTHA MENDOZA (SAN JOSE, Calif., AP) — In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its Google…

Cerner plans to expand campus in south Kansas City

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Cerner Corp. wants to expand and rearrange what is already going to be the largest office development in the Kansas City area, the company said.…

Ikea installing large solar array at Kansas store

(MERRIAM, Kan., AP) — IKEA plans to install a large solar array at its store in suburban Kansas City, making what the furniture retailer calls the largest rooftop solar spread…

USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil, water

By JOHN FLESHER (TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally…

Missouri tax breaks: Expansion? Or clarification?

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — What do pizza parlors and power companies, clothes cleaners and computer data centers have in common? They all could reap tax…

Missouri behind pace in paying tax refunds

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri has been slower than usual in paying out tax refunds this year. Figures provided to The Associated Press in response to a Sunshine Law…

Diner plans fundraiser after ‘show more skin’ post

By JOHN RABY (CHARLESTON, W.Va., AP) — After a customer suggested that servers at a West Virginia restaurant needed to “show more skin,” the owner became offended and decided to…

Ameren Missouri cleanup progressing in Columbia

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Crews have removed about 18,000 tons of contaminated soil from a downtown Columbia site contaminated with possible carcinogens from a former manufactured gas plant. About 30,000…

Bees created unwanted buzz at Kentucky store

(DANVILLE, Ky., AP) — After setting things abuzz by trapping customers in a store, a hive of honeybees has been safely removed from downtown Danville in central Kentucky. Fire Chief…

McCaskill will host annual Procurement Conference at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill will be on campus next week to help small business owners navigate the federal procurement process. The annual Procurement Conference is set for Thursday, May 29,…