Joshua Silver hopes to provide eyeglasses to more than a billion people with poor eyesight. The self-adjusting glasses could be a boon for those too poor to afford good eye care.
The Labor Department contacts 60,000 households to calculate unemployment for the entire work force, which consists of about 154 million Americans.
The cuts will take effect March 1 by combining two deboning shifts. The high price of corn — its incease blamed on its use for fuel — was cited.
In a country known for lavish weddings, some couples are making tough decisions to avoid high costs in a weakened economy.
Cuts in exploration and output mean prices are going to climb again, experts say, to the levels the were last summer. And it could happen by 2011 or 2012.
A new federal database rating facilities on health inspections, staffing levels and quality of care.
They can't get the insurance they're now required to have by the state.
The publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other papers said it will have trouble paying its debt over the next two years because of plunging revenue. The company also said its auditor questioned Lee Enterprises' ability to remain a "going concern" if it can't refinance its loans.
But the Midwest and Plains states are expected to fare better than the nation, a professor who oversaw the survey said.
The Campaign for Family Farms and the Environment looked at five years of payments from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
The use of the projected $130 million annually in new casino taxes figures to spark debate during the legislative session that starts Wednesday — partly because new tax dollars are expected to be scarce.
An appeals court in St. Louis has ruled that a Kansas-based payday lender — which does business in Missouri as Quik Cash — can't prevent customers from filing class-action lawsuits over its lending practices.
Dairy Farmers of America is accused of buying large amounts of cheese to manipulate dairy prices.
Missourians competing for public works contracts can actually benefit from high unemployment rates, thanks to a 1993 law that restricts who can be hired for public construction projects during times of high unemployment.
The plants are in 14 states, including Missouri, and the suspension caused beef and pork futures to drop in trading in Chicago.
A brake cables plant in northeast Missouri is closing by the end of the year. A representative for DURA says the company plans to close a plant in Hannibal.
Worries over lead paint in mass-market toys made the holidays a little brighter for handcrafted toy makers last year, but now the federal government's response to the scare has some workshops fearful that this Christmas might be their last.
Embarq Corp. is facing a lawsuit from a shareholder seeking to halt its acquisition by telecommunications company CenturyTel.
After a legal fight in Europe between Anheuser-Busch's trademark "Bud" beer name and Czech rival Budvar, the Luxembourg-based Court of First Instance on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Czech company and scrapped Anheuser-Busch's trademark.
In a 6 a.m. e-mail, President-elect Obama announced New York City housing commissioner Shaun Donovan as his pick for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.