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Hyatt supports memorial for walkway collapse

A group seeking to build a memorial nearly 30 years after two walkways collapsed at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center is receiving support from the hotel.

State jobless rate fell in June; number of jobs slid, too

The June unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent, down from a three-year high of 6 percent a month earlier. Missouri also lost 1,900 jobs.

Deal reportedly reached on Ballpark Village

The St. Louis Business Journal says preliminary work for the $650 million development is expected to begin later this summer. Construction will not be completed by next year’s All-Star game in St. Louis.

Securities regulators visit Wachovia's St. Louis offices

Missouri officials said they conducted what they called a “special inspection,” part of a broad probe into questionable practices involving auction rate securities.

Sale of Anheuser-Busch would make Boulevard Brewing No. 1 in Mo.

The Kansas City domestic-craft brewer would be the largest beer maker based in Missouri.

Expansions for Target and Dillard's put on hold

A spokeswoman for the mall said she does not know why or for how long the stores postponed the expansion.

Tax incentives OK'd for nuclear weapons plant in KC

The Kansas City Star reports on its Web site that a development agency voted unanimously Friday to support replacing the current weapons plant at the Bannister Federal Complex with a 1.4-million-square-foot complex across from the former Richard-Gebaur Memorial Airport.

UPDATE: Anheuser-Busch reportedly near deal with InBev

The Wall Street Journal said InBev has raised its bid to $70 a share — an offer the Anheuser-Busch board is likely to accept this weekend. News of the deal hit hard in St. Louis.

Allstate to settle in disputed claims policy case

The case, which stemmed from an accident on Interstate 70, attracted national attention when the

Monsanto vs. Pilot Grove Coop: protecting patents or bullying farmers?

Monsanto is raising the stakes against so-called seed piracy with an unprecedented lawsuit against Pilot Grove Cooperative Elevator.

Sales tax holiday signed for energy-efficient appliances

The bill signed by Blunt is scheduled to run from April 19 through April 25 each year.

Anheuser-Busch asks stockholders to reject InBev

Anheuser-Busch filed a consent solicitation on Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that outlines why shareholders should turn down InBev’s proposal to fire all of the St. Louis brewer's board of directors and replace them with a slate chosen by InBev.

Pentagon to rebid $35 billion tanker project

The opportunity to have a second chance to win the contract would be welcome news to thousands of Boeing workers in Missouri, Kansas and Washington state.

H&R Block gave ousted CEO compensation valued at $5.2 million in '07

It was a 70 percent increase over 2006.

Kroger expands ground beef recall — but not to Gerbes

The voluntary recall of some ground beef products extended to more than 20 states on Wednesday, and Kroger's urged customers to check the ground beef in their refrigerators.

Anheuser-Busch pushes for lawsuits to be heard in Delaware, not Missouri

Attorneys for Anheuser-Busch argued Wednesday that two shareholder lawsuits in St. Louis should be suspended while a Delaware judge considers nearly a dozen similar lawsuits related to the possible takeover by rival brewer InBev.

Starbucks closing 600 stores nationwide, but none in Columbia

The number of closures next year is up from 100 previously planned, a sign the coffee shop operator is hurt by the faltering U.S. economy.

InBev pitches buyout bid to Anheuser-Busch shareholders

The Belgian brewer encourged Anheuser-Busch shareholders to challenge the U.S. beer company's rejection of its $65-a-share offer, saying it would give them immediate certainty as stock markets plunge.

Anheuser-Busch to cut health, pension benefits

The benefit cuts for its salaried employees are part of its effort to cut $1 billion in costs and fend off a takeover bid by InBev.

Up/Down Columbia blog to track businesses' movements

We need you, the residents of Boone County, to share with us your experiences with new or closing businesses.

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