Newspapers, software companies and technology manufacturers met in Columbia on Monday and Tuesday to discuss developments in e-reader devices and challenges facing newspapers in adapting their content.
The move is a step toward officially forming the CID, which could charge a half-percent sales tax within the district to pay for marketing, events and promotions.
The new police training building, approved by voters in November 2005, cost about $1.5 million and should be dedicated in October.
The City Council voted Monday to proceed with a request for proposals to manage advertising on city buses.
Although ethanol, biodiesel and hydrogen get more buzz, propane is the most commonly used alternative fuel in the U.S. — and its reach is expanding.
The U.S. Department of Labor found that QuikTrip Corp. failed to pay more than 3,500 current and former employees the overtime compensation they were supposed to receive.
The economic downturn hasn't stopped new businesses from opening in Columbia. Business licenses are up from last year, and business owners open their doors with the confidence that they can serve consumers even in a challenging economic climate.
The economic model used to generate the study are expected to be used by the city to test what effect different scenarios could have on the area.
The transport division, which employs 35 people and has been profitable for the past few years, will reach the end of its contract on August 31 and MFA Oil might not renew the contract.
While the unemployement rate continues to rise, the number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for unemployment insurance fell last week by 52,000.
A jobrecruitment event Tuesday brought people to the Hampton Inn and Suites Columbia. They were seeking to land one of 20 patient care associate positions.
The practice, which is often used as a cheaper alternative to feeding cows in centralized facilities, now includes nearly 20,000 cows on Missouri-based pasture dairies.
T. Boone Pickens, who visited MU in the spring, is still touting his clean energy initiative across the country, but slumping energy prices are proving less of an incentive for Americans to buy into it.
Despite the stand's closure this year, the family plans to reopen and expand next year.
The U.S. unemployment rate continued to climb in the month of June, reaching a 26-year high of 9.5 percent. Economists are conflicted about how long it will be before that number starts to go down.
The chief executive officer of the combined company, which is to be renamed CenturyLink, said the focus of its approach is to provide broadband service in their markets.
Planning and Zoning commissioners and the city planning department spent Thursday night discussing staff's role in development review.
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.