Despite a few wobbles, the U.S. stock market climbed 11.4 percent and ended the year close to record levels.
Employees at Romano's Macaroni Grill received the news on a staffwide conference call Monday morning that they had lost their jobs, effective immediately.
Gas prices have fallen for 88 straight days, according to AAA, the longest consecutive decline on record. Cheaper gas has acted like a tax cut to free up money for Americans to spend on other items, including cars, clothes and appliances.
A law passed by voters in 2006 provides an annual cost-of-living adjustment to Missouri's minimum wage.
As the holidays grow closer, Columbia's Candy Factory prepares for the season.
Columbia City Council members felt private interests should help bear the costs of the proposed contract with Retail Strategies.
With lower gas prices, gas stations are seeing larger profits.
The online taxi company refuses to disable the app for Columbia, and city officials say they will continue to punish individual drivers.
Teen retailers, such as Abercrombie & Fitch, are facing ho-hum results at a time when overall U.S. retail sales are up 5.1 percent over the past 12 months.
The lawsuits filed in San Francisco Superior Court concern the company's driver background checks and other allegations.
The company is also planning to open its stores earlier and redesign the stores' layouts to match the St. Louis store, expected to open in early 2015.
REDI held its first Economic Trends Conference on Friday morning, with talks about higher education trends and city trends dominating the conversation.
Mike Brooks oversaw the arrival of IBM to Columbia and important job growth when the national economy was weak.
Drivers for Uber and similar companies would need permits to operate under a proposed ordinance that will be introduced to the Columbia City Council.
Anheuser-Busch's U.S. shares rose 59 cents to $109.98 on Wednesday.
The city is looking to create a level playing field.
The company agreed to offer free rides for the next weekwhile it works out an agreement with the city on how it will be regulated.
Buy a tiger and help a Missouri charity was the theme of Tigers on the Prowl auction.
Former councilman says experience from City Council, Job Point and volunteer work will help him bring a new perspective to the Central Missouri Development Council.
"Destiny" makes much-anticipated release, keeping up several Columbia residents who attended the midnight Tuesday release. It's an online, first-person shooter game.