Cable merger future-proofs against Internet's rise

As people use more mobile devices and watch more online videos, delivering those Internet services will become increasingly valuable. Now the Internet is the primary reason for hooking up cable and the most profitable for companies.

Post to buy PowerBar, Musashi brands from Nestle

Post hopes to create an active nutrition group, specializing in premium bars, protein powders and other sports nutrition foods.

Columbia looks for way to accommodate downtown development

A proposed downtown taxing district could finance expansion of the electric and sewer systems to make way for pending high-density residential developments.

Postal customers purchase stamps before Sunday price increase

Both stamp prices and shipping costs are set to increase Sunday. Stamps will cost 49 cents, and shipping costs will rise by 2.4 percent.

Kostaki's Pizzeria adds east-side location

Kostaki's Pizzeria will open a new location in the Lazer Lanes building on Grindstone Parkway and will expand its current delivery area.

Express Scripts names Wal-Mart executive as CFO

The St. Louis company said Cathy R. Smith, 50, also will serve as executive vice president and will start her new job Feb. 10.

First Missouri Zaxby's restaurants open in Columbia

Zaxby's, a southern style chicken restaurant, opened two locations Monday in Columbia. There are more than 595 locations in 14 states. 

More than 1 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

For families dependent on cash assistance, the end of the federal government's "emergency unemployment compensation" will mean some difficult belt-tightening as enrollees lose their average monthly stipend of $1,166.

With help of father, son revitalizes Wren family cobbling business

Three years after first closing Wren's Shoe Repair, Lucas Wren has re-opened the community favorite.


A temporary 6 percent increase for first-class mail will take effect Jan. 26

The increase is temporary, lasting for two years, in order to help the U.S. Postal Service recoup losses suffered during the recent recession.

Newsy sold to E.W. Scripps for $35 million

Newsy was founded in Columbia in 2008. Students at the MU School of Journalism work there for course credit.

Cyber Monday draws $1.74B billion holiday dollars

Cyber Monday shopping rose 18 percent from last year's $1.74 billion, making Monday the top online spending day since 2001.

Missouri helps with Columbia biotech expansion

Nanova Biomaterials will launch a biotech operation in Columbia with the help of more than $1 million of tax credits. The company will use nano materials to produce dental fillers and bone screws.

Glenn's Cafe to open for dinner hours Saturday in Tiger Hotel

Glenn's Cafe will reopen at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Until the first week of December, the restaurant will only be open during evening hours.

Some stores to keep doors shut on Thanksgiving Day

About 33 million people will get a head start on their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day, but many chains will remain closed.


60-year-old Glenn's sign returning to downtown Columbia

The same sign that has stood outside Glenn's Cafe since its original location on Business Loop 70 West will hang outside the restaurant's new location on Eighth Street.

Season of uncertainty for retail stores

Gridlock in Congress might affect shoppers' wallets when holiday shopping.


Petro America founder Isreal Owen Hawkins sentenced to 30 years

Isreal Owen Hawkins was given a 30-year prison sentence after his May conviction of fraudulent charges regarding his company Petro America Corp.


Columbia entrepreneurs kick start projects thanks to crowd funding website

A number of Columbia projects have become successful through Kickstarter, a popular online crowd funding platform.

Women outrun men in regaining jobs since recession

Women have regained many of the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short.