Various bands perform at First Night 2010, counting on art directors and sound technicians to make sure they look and sound their best in each of the event's venues.
A number of companies seek to streamline the process of paying and getting paid, such as allowing street vendors to swipe customers' credit cards with mobile devices.
Travelers should plan to arrive at least three hours before an international flight because of added restrictions and screenings.
Many businesses are closing early in Christmas Eve, and others are closed on Christmas Day.
The good news for consumers is that room rates are likely to remain cheap as hotel chains struggle with too much vacancy and not enough occupancy.
The MU Life Science Business Incubator at Monsanto Place recently formed a partnership with BioCity Nottingham, a business incubator in the United Kingdom in order to provide and receive additional support for startup companies.
With Walmart providing a low-cost option and Hy-Vee aggressively expanding, Columbia grocers have to find ways to gain an edge, whether it's adding new stores or improving old ones by adding new services.
Senator Claire McCaskill suggested Tuesday that unused bailout funds could be used to create a subsidized federal direct loan program to help small businesses grow.
MidwayUSA is one of five U.S. organizations to receive the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for small businesses. The news was announced Monday.
The actual amount spent per person on Black Friday decreased though nearly 195 million people visited stores and Web sites.
Parents are struggling to find Zhu Zhu Pets robotic hamsters, which retail for about $10. This season's must-have toy is made by a tiny St. Louis company.
Internet analysts expect online retail revenue to rise as shoppers hope to avoid long lines while finding big deals.
The addition of a card reader on the iconic red kettles does take some getting used to, but volunteers and shoppers seem to like the idea.
The recall applies to three Lexus models, the Avalon and Camry, the top selling car in the U.S. The pedal is linked to a fiery crash that killed four in San Diego.
Retailers are responding to tough economic times by luring people to their stores with practical items.
The holiday shopping season kicks off with sales and discounts on Black Friday, the day that's best known for sending stores into profitablility, or "the black."
The Transportation Department was ordered to pay $1.3 million to the woman's family because it didn't do enough to warn of traffic conditions.
Consumer advocates have complained for years about drop-side cribs, which are now being recalled.
A spokeswoman for Nestle said that Libby's had a poor harvest this year despite planting 20 percent more acres of pumpkins.
A petition has been approved by members of the existing Special Business District and Central Columbia Association that would create a community improvement district, if enough downtown property owners sign it. The petition drive will start in January.