The bills would set pricing standards and limit local say over utility placement, but companies say the changes are necessary to curb price abuse and expand connectivity.
Initially conceived as a joke, Portland programmer Billy Markus and Australian marketer Jackson Palmer needed a symbol of philanthropy and jest to exemplify their vision of the Internet.
Baxter is a longtime executive at Ameren. He succeeds Thomas Voss, who will retire on July 1.
The Market Place's current space is to be rented out to another tenant within the year.
Chief Operating Officer Mark Fenner will take over Sept. 1. MFA Oil owns Break Time gas stations and convenience stores.
As people use more mobile devices and watch more online videos, delivering those Internet services will become increasingly valuable. Now the Internet is the primary reason for hooking up cable and the most profitable for companies.
Post hopes to create an active nutrition group, specializing in premium bars, protein powders and other sports nutrition foods.
A proposed downtown taxing district could finance expansion of the electric and sewer systems to make way for pending high-density residential developments.
Both stamp prices and shipping costs are set to increase Sunday. Stamps will cost 49 cents, and shipping costs will rise by 2.4 percent.
Kostaki's Pizzeria will open a new location in the Lazer Lanes building on Grindstone Parkway and will expand its current delivery area.
The St. Louis company said Cathy R. Smith, 50, also will serve as executive vice president and will start her new job Feb. 10.
Zaxby's, a southern style chicken restaurant, opened two locations Monday in Columbia. There are more than 595 locations in 14 states.
For families dependent on cash assistance, the end of the federal government's "emergency unemployment compensation" will mean some difficult belt-tightening as enrollees lose their average monthly stipend of $1,166.
Three years after first closing Wren's Shoe Repair, Lucas Wren has re-opened the community favorite.
The increase is temporary, lasting for two years, in order to help the U.S. Postal Service recoup losses suffered during the recent recession.
Newsy was founded in Columbia in 2008. Students at the MU School of Journalism work there for course credit.
Cyber Monday shopping rose 18 percent from last year's $1.74 billion, making Monday the top online spending day since 2001.
Nanova Biomaterials will launch a biotech operation in Columbia with the help of more than $1 million of tax credits. The company will use nano materials to produce dental fillers and bone screws.
Glenn's Cafe will reopen at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Until the first week of December, the restaurant will only be open during evening hours.
About 33 million people will get a head start on their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day, but many chains will remain closed.