Columbia residents who supported Small Business Saturday enjoyed shopping downtown for local businesses' unique products that chain stores don't carry.
Big-box stores opened for Black Friday as early as 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night, and Columbia shoppers lined up for deals and to begin their holiday shopping.
Local business owners say its their unique products and clientele bases that set them apart from the big chain stores.
Lorraine Brown will plead guilty to felony forgery in Boone County and faces two to three years in prison. She already has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in Florida.
Thompson, Gaddy, Limback and Lusby recognized during annual ceremony.
Monthly home sales for October 2012 were the best in the last five years, with total sales reaching 117 units, according to the Columbia Board of Realtors.
The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second biggest union.
Menards didn't collect an extra half-cent sales tax for Centerstate TDD during its first six months of operation in 2009. The company has been asked to pay an estimated $50,000 to $70,000, plus penalties and interest, but it has refused to do so.
Bruce Hendren, owner of Columbia tobacco shop Roll On, said a change in federal law regarding roll-your-own cigarette machines has crippled his business.
The city sent Deltaan offer of a $3 million guarantee spread over two years starting in 2014, a waiver of landing fees and an unspecified "advertising component." The airline turned down the offer in a phone call this morning.
Columbia gas prices averaged $3.10 Thursday, a 42-cent decrease from the 2011 state average.
The facility at Discovery Ridge provides a nurturing place for 22 small biomedical companies.
The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that the company had bought Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. Disney plans to make a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films; the first film, "Episode 7," is set to release in 2015.
The owner of the downtown landmark showed its rooms to local media Wednesday.
The city will donate $1.8 million to a fund to protect the airline against losses.
While Mayor Bob McDavid is willing to negotiate with Delta Air Lines Inc., Councilman Gary Kespohl thinks it will be a mistake for Delta if it decides to leave the market.
Attorney for MFA Oil says Columbia City Council members were leaning against the idea.
Residents to fight request for Break Time rezoning at City Council meeting on Monday night.
The City Council will discuss about four ordinances related to the deal with American Eagle airlines that will add two new flights from Columbia Regional Airport to Chicago and Dallas.
Chase Daniel returned to MU to discuss how he runs an apparel business while playing professional football.