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Monsanto shares rise on 3Q beat, big share buyback

By MATTHEW PERRONE (WASHINGTON, AP) — Monsanto said its earnings fell more than 5 percent in the third fiscal quarter on lower biotech seed sales, but its performance topped Wall…

Senior housing coming to Hawthorne development

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A new senior housing complex is set to open in 2015 in the Hawthorne development on the north side of town. Ken Hamilton, owner of Hamilton Corporation,…

Missouri legislation would allow assistant doctors

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Medical school graduates could start seeing patients sooner under legislation that is intended to address doctor shortages in parts of Missouri. The bill pending before Gov.…

MU planning teacher and learning center

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri is in the beginning stages of planning a new center to help faculty improve their teaching practices and use of technology. The…

Congress to probe how IRS emails could go missing

By EILEEN SULLIVAN and JACK GILLUM (WASHINGTON, AP) — Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen is telling Congress that eight federal employees connected to the tea party investigation experienced hard drive…

Kingdom City residents fight large hog farm

(KINGDOM CITY, Mo., AP) — Some residents of central Missouri’s Callaway County say they’re exploring legal strategies to fight a proposed indoor hog farm near Kingdom City. Eichelberger Farms of…

Harley-Davidson introduces electric motorcycle

By M.L. JOHNSON (MILWAUKEE, AP) — Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes…

Court throws out $240M award from smelter lawsuit

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A state appeals court has thrown out $240 million in punitive damages awarded to 16 eastern Missouri residents who sued over health problems from the Herculaneum…

Missouri considers tax credits for Gateway Arch

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri officials are considering whether to grant up to $15 million of tax credits to help finance the redevelopment of the Gateway Arch in St.…

WMMC opens new Medical Office Building

(Warrensburg, Mo.) — Western Missouri Medical Center is hosting a free health fair to celebrate the grand opening of its new Medical Office Building. The free event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 28,…