Co-owner of Missouri title firm pleads guilty in fraud

A Sarcoxie woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of consipracy involving stolen escrow payments. She and her co-defendant, who pleaded guilty last week to two counts of conspiracy, defrauded businesses out of more than $2.7 million.

Arch Coal posts first quarter loss, boosts outlook for next year

Arch's adjusted earnings and its revenue for the first quarter fell well short of Wall Street expectations, and the company's shares fell 25 cents to $25.75 in morning trading.

St. Louis teachers flocking to retirement offer

Administrators hope to see 250 early retirements to go along with about 250 layoffs, cutting $34 million from the budget.