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Marketing efforts to uninsured youth ramp up

By KELLI KENNEDY (MIAMI, AP) — The so-called “young invincibles” are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach…

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER (WASHINGTON, AP) — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty…

Book features Joplin tornado experiences

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — Joplin leaders share their stories about the 2011 tornado and the recovery efforts that followed in a newly published book. The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/1cxdVEJ) reports the…

MU awaits state funding for teaching winery

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri-Columbia has raised half of the $3 million it needs to build a teaching winery. The Columbia Missourian (http://bit.ly/19vvi4k) reports that the university…

Numbers offer complicated story of health care law

By CALVIN WOODWARD (WASHINGTON, AP) — The government churns out tons of numbers, but here’s one you won’t see: 0.0002. That’s the percentage of estimated online visitors to healthcare.gov who…

Mo. hog farms to produce biogas

(PRINCETON, Mo., AP) — A Smithfield Foods subsidiary has announced a joint venture to turn hog manure into energy at its farms in northern Missouri. Murphy-Brown of Missouri is providing…

Kinder focusing on Mo. housing tax credits

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is preparing to announce efforts to preserve Missouri’s low-income housing tax credits. Kinder was traveling Monday to St. Louis for a…

Proton radiation now available in St. Louis

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Proton radiation, designed to get rid of cancerous cells but spare healthy tissue, is now available for the first time in St. Louis. The first use…

Company to bring 600 jobs to KCI maintenance base

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — An aviation maintenance and overhaul firm from Washington plans to bring about 600 new jobs to a maintenance base at the Kansas City International Airport,…

Effort to put KCI changes needs more signatures

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A group that is trying to force a public vote on proposed changes to Kansas City International Airport has not yet collected enough signatures to…