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Enterprise names MU grad as first CEO outside Taylor family

Pamela Nicholson, the new CEO of the St. Louis company, began at Enterprise as a management trainee in 1981 after graduating from MU.

State Farm spokesman deployed to Oklahoma to assess tornado damage

Jim Camoriano, a Columbia-based State Farm spokesman, is working in Oklahoma to help policyholders file claims for cars and homes.

Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste case, will pay $86.1 million

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty in federal court to improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products. The $81.6 million fines will be used in part to fund projects to help the environment.

DEA disagrees with Missouri company's meth-resistant claims

The Drug Enforcement Administration says chemists were able to produce meth with the product Zephrex-D despite a pharmaceutical company's claims that it could not be used for that purpose.

Economic gains boost US confidence to 5-year high

Consumer confidence has climbed to the highest level since February 2008, two months after the beginning of the Great Recession.

American Airlines will favor passengers without roller bags for boarding

Passengers carying small personal items such as backpacks or purses instead of rolling suitcases will be allowed to board before most other passengers.

Google unveils $10-a-month 'All Access' music plan

Google also announced expansions to its game services and tools for coders at its annual software developers' conference in San Francisco.

At Pendulum Bob's in Columbia, old clocks keep ticking

At Pendulum Bob's Clock Shop, the only large clock repair shop in mid-Missouri, Bob King examines clocks handcrafted as early as the 1830s and brings broken parts back to life.

In MU class, future heads of family farms dig into financials

Students in agricultural economist Kevin Moore's Returning to the Farm class at MU create business plans using financial information from their own family farms.

Columbia's new Frequency Coffee seeks to tap single-brew trend

Frequency Coffee, set to open in downtown Columbia in early June, intends to brew each and every cup of coffee by hand.

Columbia College to host panel discussion to educate local entrepreneurs

The free event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Launer Auditorium. For those who cannot attend, the panel will be streamed live on a website hosted by the college.

Meat smoker catches fire at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q

The barbecue pit room at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q in Columbia caught fire Monday just before 4 p.m. The fire was contained to the brick room, though smoke was seen inside the restaurant.

What is it like to shop at Lucky's Farmers Market?

Lucky's Farmers Market announced that the store is planning to come to the former Osco Building this fall. The Missourian took a look at the reviews of the store's location in Boulder, Colo., and also found some information about current pricing at that store in comparison to other Boulder markets.

Beyond Meat steps up production, offers products at Columbia grocers

A company that produces meat substitutes will make its product available to Columbia stores July 1. Currently, the product is sold exclusively in Whole Foods stores across the country. 

Farmers, competitors anticipate Lucky's Farmers Market's arrival in Columbia

The natural and organic foods grocer plans to open its first location outside its home state, Colorado, in the former Osco building by the fall.

Monsanto Co. plans $400 million expansion of research center in suburban St. Louis

Monsanto Co. says it will add 36 new greenhouses, offices, laboratory space and "plant growth chambers," in an expansion planned for its research center in suburban St. Louis that could bring 675 jobs to the region.

Lucky's Farmers Market to open store in former Osco Building

The Boulder, Colo., grocer, which emphasizes organic foods, seeks to expand aggressively in the Midwest.

 

City pays nothing to American Airlines from revenue guarantee in March

Passenger numbers on flights to Chicago and Dallas continue to run high, the city said.

Tuning in: Twitter launches #music app

Users who follow musicians can see other artists those musicians follow and can listen to 30-second clips of songs by them.

City Council strikes down Break Time proposal

The proposal from MFA Oil Co. and 8 Ball Commercial to rezone 2.05 acres of land from agricultural to planned commercial property originally was met by heavy opposition from area residents. Some changed their minds after MFA made concessions. The council voted 5-2 to deny the rezoning.

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