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.

Family businesses offer owners lasting rewards

An Oregon winery, a wooden toy company in Vermont and dry cleaners in Massachusetts have all found success by keeping the business in the family.

Columbia, MU partner with Chinese investors to develop and market biomedical devices

China-based Summitview Capital will invest $6 million in MU start-up Nanova.

Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer announce licensing deals

The lawsuits included antitrust and first-generation Roundup Ready soybean patent lawsuits pending in U.S. federal court in St. Louis. The licensing deals include a multi-year, royalty-bearing license for Monsanto Co.'s next-generation soybean technologies in the U.S. and Canada.


Judge approves reduced bond for ex-Mamtek CEO

If Bruce Cole is released, he will be placed under house arrest in his California home as he awaits trial.

ABC Laboratories receives industry award for high quality

The award helps pharmaceutical companies find reputable contract research organization partners best suited to work on different types of projects.

Missouri court strikes down science, tech incentive fund

The state Supreme Court said its decision Tuesday marked the first time that it had considered whether the legislature could make a bill contingent upon the passage of separation legislation covering a different topic. Its answer was a solid "no."

At 60, Peeps are more popular than ever

This year, Just Born Inc. celebrates the 60th anniversary of Peeps with a new ad campaign on television and social media.

Planning and Zoning Commission approves Break Time proposal

Developers hope the convenience store and gas station will appeal to a growing base of students living in nearby housing complexes.

Facebook brings a more personal touch to News Feed in redesign

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes to turn the News Feed into something more like a newspaper tailored to the particular interests of each user.

True/False gives downtown businesses a bump

Sales were "mind-blowing" on what is becoming some merchants' favorite weekend of the year.