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Bias complaints at Daimler Portland plant settled for $2.4M

By STEVEN DUBOIS (PORTLAND, Ore., AP) — Daimler Trucks North America has settled discrimination complaints filed by six workers at its Portland plant by agreeing to pay $2.4 million. The…

Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

By ASTRID GALVAN (PHOENIX, AP) — Hundreds of people gather every year to hobnob with A-list celebrities at a charity bash thrown in the Super Bowl’s host city. But instead…

Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

(WICHITA, Kan., AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and…

Proposal exempts banks from Missouri consumer protection law

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Lobbyists for banks and credit unions say an exemption from a state consumer-protection law is needed to prevent excessive lawsuits against financial institutions. Missouri Credit…

Post Holdings to pay $1.15B for Malt-O-Meal cereal maker

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Post Holdings will spend $1.15 billion to bulk up its presence in the market for bagged and hot cereals by buying the privately held MOM Brands…

Hard-hit worker wonders where the economic resurgence is

By Tamara Lush (ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., AP) — Ask Joshua Thevenin — who since last month has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and tele-marketer — what he thinks about…

$8 million expansion dedicated at Silver Dollar City

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Silver Dollar City in Branson officially dedicated an $8 million expansion project that will include 10 new attractions. The ceremony on Wednesday celebrated the new Fireman’s…

Trib-Review CEO Ralph Martin resigns to lead Civitas Media

(PITTSBURGH, AP) — Ralph Martin, the chief executive of the company that publishes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, has resigned to become CEO of Civitas Media. Martin told the Tribune-Review his expertise…

City participates in sales tax holiday

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The city will participate in the annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday this spring. The sales tax holiday exempts state sales tax from sales of new appliances…

Switzerland stuns markets by giving up on currency peg

(LONDON, AP) — Rarely has one statement prompted such a dramatic move in currency markets. The Swiss franc achieved a turbo-charged lift Thursday after the Swiss National Bank, or SNB,…