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Who's minding your food?

"There is no one person, no individual today who is responsible for food safety," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. "We have an immediate crisis which requires a real restructuring."

Peanut product recalls

Wells' Dairy products is recalling some ice cream products, including Hy-Vee and Blue Bunny products, that are sold nationwide. The company has had no reports of illness. Other products are also on the recall list.

Southwest Missouri cattle thefts on rise

Investigators suspect the stolen cattle are being sold in nearby states, where sellers only need to provide a name.

Mysterious honeybee disorder jump-starts Columbia-based beekeeping group

Thirty-three percent of the human diet relies on pollination, much of which is carried out by bees. Honeybees have been vanishing at an unsettling rate, and mid-Missouri growers are stepping in to alleviate the strain on their crops.

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Richland Road rezoning request tabled until April

New development in east Columbia was put on hold Thursday night for the third time after the Planning and Zoning Commission tabled a measure to rezone five separate tracts of land near Richland Road.

UK-based PetScreen chooses MU for American headquarters

PetScreen, a U.K.-based animal health company chose Columbia for its U.S. headquarters. A visit with an MU researcher was the deciding factor in the decision.

Peanut product recalls

These are the latest peanut products to be recalled because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

US peanut growers reeling from salmonella outbreak

The salmonella outbreak has wreaked predictions for a successful year for the U.S. peanut industry. "Public perception is killing us," said the executive director of the Texas peanut producers board.

More peanut products recalled

Products are listed that have been recalled because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

Company involved in peanut recall showed history of unsanitary conditions

Peanut Corp. of America's story had been a rags-to-riches tale before it came crashing down.

Ruined financiers commit desperate acts in harsh times

Wall Street financiers turn to suicide and faking their own deaths to get away from their problems and debts.

Why did switch to digital TV become such a mess?

The digital television switch was pushed back four months after a surge in demand for coupons. Requests peaked at nearly two million a week, and left the coupon program out of money and millions of consumers on a wait list.

Peanut Corp. of America files for bankruptcy

The company accused of producing tainted peanut products is closing down.

Columbia tackles lead through training

Lead-abatement training offered by the city of Columbia allows people to learn how to safely remove lead-based paint from their homes and offices. Lead-based paint is more common in homes built before 1978.

New bill proposes more oversight on funeral industry

Lawmakers want to subject funeral contract sellers to regular and random state audits in response to the collapse of a St. Louis-based funeral company and its affiliates.

Unemployed celebrate with Pink Slip Parties to search for new work

Unemployed workers having difficulty finding new employment have turned to using unique ways to find employment from chatting up business executives on commuter trains to participating in Pink Slip Parties which bring together potential employers and the unemployed for networking.

Deal announced on stimulus; weekend vote likely

Three Republican  moderates broke ranks and pledged their votes for the stimulus bill, giving it the necessary 60-vote majority.

Columbia Daily Tribune makes cuts

More jobs may be on the line. "Like every other business, we are targeting some positions for potential elimination based on what's happening (with the economy)," Associate Publisher Vicki Russell said.

Hindman: Higher ed keeps Columbia resistant to economic downturns

Columbia was featured on CNBC on Tuesday in a segment about how the city has largely resisted the economic downturn facing the country.

UPDATE: Koster investigates Office Depot over school supply contracts

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced the investigation Tuesday following similar probes in other states.

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