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Why it’s proving hard to save Greece

(Athens, Greece, AP) –By the day, Greece is getting closer to a potentially catastrophic debt default that could force it out of the euro bloc. All it needs to avoid that fate is a deal with its creditors to get more loans — yet weeks of wrangling over…

Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

By GENE JOHNSON (SEATTLE, AP) — A Seattle CEO who announced that he’s giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees didn’t just make those workers happy. He’s already gained new customers, too. “We’ve definitely gained a handful of…

Hostess plant in Lenexa to reopen

(LENEXA, Kan., AP) — A former Hostess Brands bakery in Lenexa will reopen this summer, providing about 100 jobs. Flower Foods, which acquired part of the former plant in 2013, announced it will begin producing its Nature’s Own, Wonder and Home Pride breads at the plant. The company…

Uber says it will leave Kansas City over new regulations

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Uber officials say the company will stop operating in Kansas City after the…

$10 million gift to help fund music building at MU

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Billionaires Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield have donated $10 million to help fund a new…

Michigan cutting 3 regional prison stores under new contract

(LANSING, Mich., AP) — Officials say about 30 state prison workers are losing their jobs as Michigan eliminates…

Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted

By BERNARD CONDON (NEW YORK, AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.…

US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets

By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewing their call on…

Missouri Senate OKs eases employer tip tax withholding duty

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Restaurants and other businesses say they should be responsible for withholding state income…

Smoke forces evacuation of Smirnoff Theater in Branson

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Dozens of people were evacuated from the Yakov Smirnoff Theater in Branson after smoke…

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