As negotiations over the health care overhaul continue, debates revolve around specific aspects of the plan: a benefits tax, the overall cost, requiring employers to contribute and whether to set up a government insurance plan to compete with private companies.
Walmart looks for ways to keep customers shopping there when the economy recovers. During the economic downturn, the world's largest retailer attracted customers looking for lower prices, and now, by way of remodeling and merchandising, it aims to keep them coming back.
BusinessWeek recently named Columbia the best small city in Missouri for business start-ups. The success is attributed partly to the large college-aged population.
Despite a positive recommendation from the city staff , the Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously against annexing 271 acres into the city for development.
In the Supreme Courts ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that employees have to prove that age played a key role in employers' decisions to prove age descirmination.
About 4,760 people attended the Midwest FairTax rally Saturday afternoon to speak in favor of the tax plan, which would essentially replace the federal income tax with a national sales tax.
Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a self-described "huge music fan," was accused of illegal file-sharing. When given the option of settling, she opted for a retrial. Thomas-Rasset will be armed with aggressive new lawyers when her retrial begins in federal court Monday.
Six Flags amusement park company is seeking bankruptcy protection for being $2.4 billion in debt despite posting record revenues in 2008.
St. Louis' proposed Ballpark Village development seeks final approval, but faces more delays. St. Louis Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III hoped the board would decide the issue at the July meeting.
Seventy-two dogs seized from a puppy mill in Mansfield had tumors, eye and skin problems, officials from the Humane Society of Missouri said.
The governor will speak on Thursday in Kirksville, Hannibal and St. Louis County about the plan, which is aimed at helping small businesses make ends meet during the economic downturn.
The city's Tax Increment Financing Commission voted for the applications of The Tiger Hotel and the Tenth and Locust projects. The commission's mayoral appointees voted unanimously for both projects.
The Special Business District Board voted Tuesday to move forward on the process of creating a downtown Community Improvement District.
The Midwest Fair Tax rally is to take place at the Boone County Fairgrounds and is expected to include appearances by legislators, radio personalities and Joe the Plumber. Its organizers are looking at Missouri as a battleground state for their platform.
Missouri farmers and others throughout the Midwest criticize the USDA's controversial National Animal Identification System, calling it a "costly mistake" and "unnecessary."
And earlier in the day, a bankruptcy judge approved Chysler's plan to terminate 789 dealer franchises.
Representatives from the Board of Education plan to vote against the two plans before the Tax Increment Financing Committee at Tuesday's meeting.
The agriculture department's town hall meeting brought hundreds of farmers objecting to a National Animal Identification System that registers animals and farms.
The House proposal, which is set for a floor vote on Tuesday, is aimed at stimulating car sales, improving the environment and encouraging consumers to purchase more fuel-efficient vehicles. Alternative bills with similar parameters have been proposed in the Senate.
In a statement released after the vote, representatives for the Globe said they were disappointed with the outcome and had no "financially viable alternative" but to declare an impasse and impose the deeper wage cut to achieve the necessary savings.