Historic warehouse sees new life

The Berry Building and the land it sits on are on the National Register of Historic Places. Last month, renovations began to transform the dilpidated building, which will contain a gym, 12 apartments and 10,000 square feet of street-level retail space.

Economy 101: Practical solutions

The Missourian begins a series of videos with experts who give practical advice on tackling today's troubling economy.

Upbeat Obama says U.S. will revive past 'reckoning'

President Barack Obama's first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night included words of hope regarding issues such as education, the war budget, the economic crisis and other key national problems.

Text of President Barack Obama's speech

This is his address to the joint session of Congress as released from the press secretary of the White House.

Fact-checking President Barack Obama's speech

A closer look at some of the statements President Barack Obama made Tuesday night in his address to Congress.

Some colleges offering degrees in 3 years

The idea has never caught on in the U.S., but some colleges are taking it up as a way to help students cut costs.

Federal stimulus could expand rural broadband in Missouri

The stimulus includes $7.2 billion in competitive grants and loans for broadband expansion aimed at rural areas. About one-fifth of Missourians live where there is no high-speed Internet access.

Mayor Hindman goes to Washington

His visit brought him and 79 other mayors a chance to meet the president and vice president and an opportunity to learn how to apply for stimulus money for their cities.

Missouri State cuts tuition for unemployed state residents

Missouri State University is offering a new program this fall, renewable until 2011 that will offer state residents who have lost their jobs a reduction in tuition. The amount they will save varies between campuses.

Mayor Hindman meets with Obama, top advisers

Mayor Darwin Hindman is among an exclusive group of 80 U.S. mayors to meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday morning for the United States Conference of Mayors.

McCaskill defends federal stimulus plan

Sen. Claire McCaskill is saying the federal stimulus package will help Missouri's economy.

Business, property owners discuss proposed downtown special sales tax district

Downtown Columbia business and property owners met three separate times Wednesday to discuss whether to the replace the Downtown Special Business District with a Community Improvement District, or CID. The proposed CID would raise downtown sales tax by one half cent to provide funding for downtown improvements.

US peanut growers reeling from salmonella outbreak

The salmonella outbreak has wreaked predictions for a successful year for the U.S. peanut industry. "Public perception is killing us," said the executive director of the Texas peanut producers board.

Ruined financiers commit desperate acts in harsh times

Wall Street financiers turn to suicide and faking their own deaths to get away from their problems and debts.

Forsee sets campus meeting to address budget changes

The meeting will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 20 in Jesse Hall Auditorium.

Missouri could get $4.4 billion from stimulus package

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.

Web site allows users to prioritize stimulus projects

A new website,, allows citizens to comment on how they think the economic stimulus package should be used by their local government.

Governors of Missouri and Kansas meet to discuss economy

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.

Analysis: Tax credit bill needs approval from Missouri Senate

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 celebrate with Pink Slip Parties to search for new work

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.