Midwest economy: February state-by-state glance

(AP) — The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business leaders. Creighton University economics professor Ernie…

Missouri revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The state budget director says increases in Missouri’s revenues are holding steady at close to a 5 percent growth from last year. Budget Director Linda Luebbering on Tuesday reported 4.9 percent growth in general revenue this fiscal year, close to Gov. Jay Nixon’s…

Construction picks back up, but it’s a different gig now

By MIKE SCHNEIDER (ORLANDO, Fla., AP) — As Florida’s housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights. “I…

Yogurt shop hosts grand opening celebration

Yogurt shop hosts grand opening celebration

By JOSEPH STANTON (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The owners of a new frozen yogurt store plan to celebrate…

Meaning of 4 words at center of high court health law fight

By MARK SHERMAN (MIAMI, AP) — The Justice Department’s decision to not prosecute a civilian neighborhood watch volunteer…

GOP struggles for way out as Homeland shutdown looms

By ERICA WERNER (WASHINGTON, AP) — Divided Republicans are searching for a way out of an impasse over…

Half-million of Wal-Mart’s US workers to get pay raises

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO (BENTONVILLE, Ark., AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers’ paychecks…

Columbia OKs ride-booking regulations, taxi changes

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The Columbia City Council has approved new regulations for ride-booking services such as Uber…

Gates Bar-B-Q restaurant in Independence burns to the ground

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo., AP) — A Gates Bar-B-Q restaurant near the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City has burned…

Medical examiner to look into death of NY Times’ David Carr

(NEW YORK, AP) — The city medical examiner’s office said Friday that it plans to look into the…

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