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New Missouri research park finds home in Blue Springs

The school has a preliminary agreement with Blue Springs officials to build a research park.

Craigslist founder speaks to businesspeople, students in Columbia

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, served as keynote speaker for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce's Business Showcase luncheon Tuesday and held a Q&A at the Reynolds Journalism Institute for Missouri journalism students and faculty.

North Face, South Butt reach settlement

The South Butt, a clothing company started by Jimmy Winkelmann, now an MU freshman, was sued in December by The North Face for trademark infringement. The two companies reached a settlement Friday.

Google has censorship balancing act outside China

The censorship demands often thrust Google into a tricky balancing act. Its pursuit of higher profits from international markets has entangled the company in vastly different cultures and laws that conflict with its idealistic crusade to make the world's information "universally accessible." Even as it censors some information, Google says it's fighting to ensure that the Web's most popular gateway doesn't also become the Web's main muzzle.

Columbia slowly but anxiously analyzes health care legislation

 Columbia stakeholders anxiously await the local effects of the national health care reform bill that passed Sunday.

Central Missouri Humane Society to extend hours of operation

The Central Missouri Humane Society will increase its hours of operation beginning March 16.

First State Community Bank to purchase Premier

Jefferson City-based Premier Bank is planning to sell its three Columbia branches.

Special Business District works on fixing noisy downtown problem

Business owners expressed concern about police faulting the businesses themselves rather than the rowdy patrons.

Trouble for Toyota won't end after congressional hearing

Toyota is bracing for continued backlash towards its faulty vehicles even after back-to-back congressional hearings this week

Hookah lounge opening downtown

Despite a three-year citywide smoking ban, Columbia's first hookah lounge is opening Friday.

Columbia Photo will close its shutters after 42 years

Because of years of financial troubles, Columbia Photo will close in April. The store has sold cameras, film and electronic equipment for the past 42 years.

More problems for Toyota after complaints about Corolla surface

Toyota is looking into Corolla models after complaints have emerged that it is hard to steer straight.  These new concerns come just as the company responds to complaints about brake issues with the Prius model

Columbia City Council tables noise ordinance amendment

The Columbia City Council voted Monday night to table an ordinance that would loosen the city's noise restrictions in the downtown area. Council members said they need more time for research.

Toyota debates recall of Priuses overseas

Toyota is currently under investigation by the U.S. Transportation Department due to faulty brake pads in its 2010 model year Prius.

 

 

Columbia Toyota dealership, customers deal with recall

Joe Machens Toyota and Toyota owners seem optimistic about repairing defective accelerator pedals that caused a recall.

Apple iPad latest in e-reading technology

The anticipated announcement of the Apple iPad delivers on some of the rumors about the features, while surprising some on the price of the device.

Latest Apple product creates anticipation in newspaper industry

With the expected unveiling of the Apple Tablet on Wednesday, newspapers publishers are trying to make financial gains in an increasingly digitized world.

Live Nation, Ticketmaster merge after approval

The deal, which was approved by the U.S. Justice Department as well as Canadian regulators and 17 state attorneys general, must still be approved by a U.S. federal court before it is official.

Nixon defends state job cuts during Columbia visit

Gov. Jay Nixon stopped in Columbia to reiterate his plan for creating jobs in Missouri a day after delivering his State of the State address.

Google aims at expanding into mobile marketing by acquiring AdMob

Google's expansion into advertising on mobile devices will be aided by its acquisition of AdMob, as long as this move is approved by the Federal Trade Commission.

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