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Missouri offers truce in Kansas business battle

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri is offering a truce to Kansas in their ongoing battle to lure businesses across the state line with lucrative tax breaks. Gov. Jay Nixon…

Targeted Metrics moving to Kansas City

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — State economic officials say national marketing company Targeted Metrics plans to locate its headquarters and sales operations in Kansas City. The company’s decision is expected…

Ozarks Community Hospital laying off up to 60

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Ozarks Community Hospital says it will lay off up to 60 of its employees in the Springfield area. CEO Paul Taylor said in a letter dated…

Premier Turbines closing Neosho plant next year

(NEOSHO, Mo., AP) — The Premier Turbines plant in Neosho will close early next year, eliminating 80 jobs in the area. Dallas Airmotive, which owns Premier Turbines, said Thursday the…

Warrensburg Main Street receives National Main Street accreditation

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — Warrensburg Main Street, Inc. recently earned national accreditation. The organization earned the accreditation for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street…

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…