Brian Coley began in the restaurant business at age 14, washing dishes. Now, the 23-year-old graduate of the MU hotel and restaurant management program is running his own place, Coley's American Bistro, in downtown Columbia.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture has set a hearing where farmers, who lost money when a grain dealer went out of business, will learn how much they can expect to recover.
The headquarters for a national business journalism professional association is moving from MU to Arizona State University as part of Arizona's revamping of its curriculum.
The Labor Department plans to propose new rules that would protect workers from diacetyl, a chemical used to flavor popcorn, which has been causing severe lung disease as well as other repiratory illnesses.
James St. John began his office-organizing business, Re:Do, after being laid-off by Starbucks. He returned to work for Starbucks for health benefits.
While the plants experience an annual two-week shutdown in the summer, signaling the changing of the model year, 13 of GM's 22 North American plants will experience a longer shutdown this year to allow them to cut inventory.
The owners of a new bar called Memoir want to overcome the location's violent past.
Benjamin Edwards III expanded a St. Louis brokerage firm nationally, and was active with the St. Louis United Way and the St. Louis School District.
Here's what others are saying about powering with biomass boilers. The MU power plant will be replacing one of its six old boilers with a new biomass boiler, which is expected to be running by 2012.
Charlie Bowman, who helped Orville Redenbacher start two of the best-known popcorn businesses in the U.S., has died.
Ohio joins Missouri in studying whether a commercial trucks-only lane would increase safety and decrese traffic congestion.
Forecast of hard freeze has Missouri fruit industry expecting less damage compared with the devastating freeze of April 2007, according to mid-Missouri growers. Most of the farmers said that the fruit can handle the temperatures that were expected to affect Missouri on Monday night.
A recently released airline quality study shows that performance is on the rise, with the best ratings in four years. Hawaiian was ranked No. 1 overall, with AirTran Airways and Jet Blue close behind.
Some California roasted pistachio products have traces of salmonella leading to a recall and actions toward tighter food testing laws.
Because of criticism from Capitol Hill, Rick Wagoner will step down from his position of Chairman and CEO at General Motors Corp. Although Wagoner insists on leading the company through the crisis, the White House has requested his immediate resignation.
Starting Monday, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press will deliver papers on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays but make slimmer issues available in news racks the other days of the week. The papers are two of more than 80 papers — including the Missourian — that have cut issues.
But the Synod will not sell its AM station, which broadcasts religious programming.
The state and the province are suing over different issues.
The new water plan would involve assessing population growth and future demand statewide, determining water-supply capacity for reservoirs, and assigning priorities for water supply in different regions of the state. Missouri last updated its water plan in 2002.
John Haltom, who owns sex shops in Missouri and other states, says he should be eligible to run for City Council in Lincoln, Neb. The county's election is against it, arguing that he has a felony conviction.