The cash-strapped St. Louis County town plagued by scandal is going away. Dissolving the town is a cheaper alternative than making upgrades the town needs, the mayor said.
The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.
Neighborhoods with poverty rates of at least 40 percent are stretching over larger areas, and poverty is increasing in suburbs two times faster than in cities.
The natural disaster designation in 101 out of 114 counties in Missouri gives farmers access to a special, low-interest emergency loan, but the aging loan program is increasingly under-used.
Students and panelists at Hickman High School discussed the U.S. economy at the school's second Speak Your Mind forum of the semester.
The stock market is experiencing a decline this month. Does the stock market perform worse during October?
Gov. Jay Nixon said the state is expected to finalize billions of dollars of export agreements during an upcoming trip to China. He will announce the details of the trip on Tuesday.
Foster Brothers, a wood products company in Auxvasse, will supply the wood chips for a new wood-burning boiler under construction at the MU power plant. The contract includes conditions to protect the health of Missouri forests.
The boiler is able to burn a variety of fuels, such as corncobs and grasses, and can even use natural gas if necessary.
The Standard and Poor's Index has jumped 11.4 percent since Oct. 3, when it hit its lowest level.
The jobs bill in Congress would ban most companies from refusing a potential employee simply because of the individual's unemployment status or length.
Missouri currently owes the federal government the several hundred million dollars it borrowed to provide unemployment benefits for state residents. The state has begun paying interest on the money it owes.
Landmark Bank in Columbia was one of 382 banks across the nation approved for a federal grant that will help the bank lend more money to local small businesses.
The coffee shop chain is teaming up with a nonprofit to collect donations for a program called "Jobs for USA." The program will start in November, and all donations will go toward loans for firms and organizations that could help with job growth.
About three dozen protesters were in Kiener Plaza on Monday in a micro tent city.
The Downtown Parking Task Force is exploring new parking technologies to add to downtown Columbia.
Drivers in Missouri are paying some of the lowest gas prices in the country, and the trend is likely to spread due to global economic fears driving down demand for gas.
Budgeting, credit scores and identity theft will be among the issues discussed at Saturday's event. Childcare will be provided.
Forecasts show holiday retail sales are growing but not by as much as last year. Foot traffic at stores is expected to decrease.
A new study suggests that the closing of the two Chrysler plants in St. Louis County had a devastating impact — totaling $15 billion — on the region's economy.