Wall Street financiers turn to suicide and faking their own deaths to get away from their problems and debts.
The meeting will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 20 in Jesse Hall Auditorium.
Missouri's possible $4 billion cut of the federal stimulus package would go to more than two dozen areas, including homeless prevention, drinking water and transportation improvements.
A new website, stimuluswatch.org, allows citizens to comment on how they think the economic stimulus package should be used by their local government.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius met with Kansas City business leaders Tuesday to discuss President Barack Obama's proposed economic stimulus package.
Missouri lawmakers debate the value of tax credits for businesses. A plan sailed through the House with 85 percent approval and next needs to pass through the Senate.
Unemployed workers having difficulty finding new employment have turned to using unique ways to find employment from chatting up business executives on commuter trains to participating in Pink Slip Parties which bring together potential employers and the unemployed for networking.
Three Republican moderates broke ranks and pledged their votes for the stimulus bill, giving it the necessary 60-vote majority.
The board also approved a transition assistance program for employees who lose their jobs as a result of budget cuts.
More jobs may be on the line. "Like every other business, we are targeting some positions for potential elimination based on what's happening (with the economy)," Associate Publisher Vicki Russell said.
The Columbia Missourian's managing editor, Jeanne Abbott, talks to KBIA's Janet Saidi about how Columbia is fairing compared to national economic trends.
With the economy getting worse, many people find themselves facing a mountain of medical debt. With employers cutting benefits, bills for the uninsured continue to grow.
The measure includes funding for alternative transportation and would help create the "green jobs" that President Barack Obama has promoted.
This week, we ask you to weigh in on the economy, unemployment, Jay Nixon's firings of 150 state workers, reorganizing the higher education system in Missouri, and the search for Columbia's next police chief.
Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises, which employs more than 100 adults with disabilities, is facing a shortage of work to keep its employees busy and could be on the list for funding cuts this year.
In a country known for lavish weddings, some couples are making tough decisions to avoid high costs in a weakened economy.
While first-time applications for jobless benefits dropped last week, economists mostly attributed that to the Christmas holiday and cautioned that a more accurate picture of new layoff filings won’t become clear until the holiday season is passed — around mid-January.
The Humane Society of Missouri says 5 percent to 8 percent more animals were given away this year because families can no longer afford to care for them, or have been forced to relocate to a place where pets are not allowed.
Cuts in state funding for universities and colleges could result in major tuition increases, the possible closing of one university and a negative impact on the state's economy, according to a report from the Missouri Department of Education.
Consumer protection officials anticipate a greater number of complaints with customers watching every dollar.