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Freeze poses little concern to fruit farmers

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.

Airlines earn higher marks for quality in 2008

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.

Salmonella-tainted pistachios prompt widespread recall

Some California roasted pistachio products have traces of salmonella leading to a recall and actions toward tighter food testing laws.

GM CEO Wagoner to step down at White House request

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.

Detroit newspapers hope fewer days add up to success

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.

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod mulls selling classical station

But the Synod will not sell its AM station, which broadcasts religious programming.

Missouri, Manitoba water lawsuits combine in same court

The state and the province are suing over different issues.

State water agency to seek $2 million per year for new plan

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.

Sex-shop owner waits to hear if he can run for council

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.

Teens can earn money by choosing self-employment

Teens who can't find regular work might consider babysitting or errand-running, among other entrepreneurial jobs.

Experts give advice for laid-off 20-somethings

Twenty-somethings who have recently lost a job should consider working for free to gain valuable experience and should not let health insurance lapse, experts say.

Tips for teens seeking to land that summer gig

Teens seeking summer jobs should practice interviewing and cast a wide net, among other things, experts say.

Company to build all-electric delivery vans in Missouri

Several companies have already signed letters of intent to buy the vehicles.

EU court rejects Anheuser-Busch InBev bid to protect Budweiser

Anheuser-Busch lost a fight against a smaller Czeck rival to claim "Budweiser" as a trademark. The decision upheld a 2007 court ruling that said the "Budweiser" name was already claimed in several EU countries by the rival brewer.

Missouri airports to get $7 million federal grant

The money comes from the federal economic stimulus package and will go to airports across the state.

More peanut products recalled

These products have been recalled out of concern they may be contaminated with salmonella.

Missouri continues up unemployment ladder

The unemployment rate in Missouri increased to 8.3 percent February, the highest in the state since 1986.

New regulations make disposal difficult for cattle ranchers

Aimed at preventing mad cow disease, FDA rules make disposing of dead livestock more costly.

Last P-I printed; Seattle becomes a journalism lab

The Seattle Post-Intellgencer printed its final edition Tuesday. A skeleton staff will remain in the newsroom to work on its digital edition.

Sycamore head chef encourages friendly atmosphere

Mike Odette is not running your average kitchen. A semifinalist for a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award, the head chef at Sycamore often goes about his duties with his 15-month-old son strapped to his back.

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