September could be a wild month for markets

Upcoming events such as the release of the U.S. Jobs report, a possible military strike against Syria, elections in Germany, The Federal Reserve's September meeting and the borrowing limit expiring at the end of the fiscal year could have large impact on the financial industry this month.


G-20 summit leaders face a divided global economy

G-20 summit leaders will likely discuss developing countries' concerns that emerging economies will restrain the global economy because of economic slowdowns.

FROM READERS: 1 Million Cups caffeinates and educates Columbia entrepreneurs

Matt Fischer invites fellow entrepreneurs to weekly startup gatherings.

Wal-Mart pushes American-made goods at manufacturing summit

Wal-Mart Stores pledge to bring more manufacturing jobs to the United States by selling domestically produced goods in the "made in America" campaign.

The Tiger Hotel to bring back iconic Glenn's Cafe

The cafe closed its Boonville location inside the Hotel Frederick earlier this month to prepare for a new location in downtown Columbia.

Downtown Break Time store closes suddenly

A worker inside the store reached shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday said he did not know why the store had closed.

Aspen Heights move-in delayed for hundreds of tenants

As many as 600 tenants cannot move into their Aspen Heights houses until at least Aug. 17, according to a spokesman. About 80 tenants won't be able to move into their houses until about mid-September.

Airlines in endless quest for better boarding

Researchers speculate that every minute waiting at the gate could cost airlines as much as $30.

Ice pop vendor seeks inspiration south of the border

Maroua Jawadi will be traveling to Mexico to learn from experts on Latin American ice pops called paletas.

Downtown Leadership Council weighs in on proposed CVS drugstore

Some members of the Downtown Columbia Leadership Council have raised concerns about CVS's plan to build a drive-thru pharmacy at Providence Road and Broadway.

Food safety, farm groups oppose Smithfield sale

Coalition members say the deal could weaken domestic food safety, cause economic damage in rural communities and harm national security.

CVS presents plan for new downtown Columbia store

At a public information meeting Tuesday evening, CVS proposed a zoning change to allow a new store at the intersection of Providence Road and Broadway in downtown Columbia. 

After hiatus, Twinkies return to Columbia stores

Twinkies and other Hostess snacks have returned after a hiatus caused by bankruptcy.

Walmart on Campus to open at the Lofts near MU

Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2014, the Walmart on Campus store will offer groceries, convenience items and health and beauty products. 

Columbia's EternoGen prepares to sell longer-lasting collagen in Europe, Asia

Chief Commercialization Officer Anna Lundvall said there isn’t any collagen with nanotechnology on the market now, which gives EternoGen a chance to break in.

GM announces another expansion in Wentzville

The $133 million expansion calls for GM to build a new 114,000-square-foot stamping press. Construction will begin in July and the press is expected to be operational by early 2015.

Residents divided over downtown Columbia housing, despite business benefits

The proliferation of student apartments boosts traffic for many businesses, but some residents worry it's too much, too quickly.

Express Scripts adding jobs in deal relying on Missouri tax breaks

Express Scripts confirmed reports that the company plans to add 1,500 jobs at its headquarters near the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The deal is contingent upon tax incentives from St. Louis County and the state.

Missouri jobless rate climbs despite payroll gains

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Missouri's April unemployment was 6.6 percent.

In Harrisburg barbecue joint, friends find success in unlikely place

When two friends threw away the recipe books and started their own barbecue tradition in Harrisburg, they had no idea what would happen. Their success has exceeded their dreams by a country mile.