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.
Groups representing workers for the Water and Light, Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments and Columbia police officers have been negotiating with city officials since May.
The tax break evaluation is part of the push to make Lambert-St. Louis International Airport a cargo hub. In most of the tax break scenarios evaluated, the benefits exceeded the costs.
A federal transportation budget plan would eliminate federal funding for Amtrak's state-supported trains effective Oct. 1. Trains between St. Louis and Chicago would also be affected.
Many Democratic governors welcome President Obama's plan to provide $130 billion in aid to state and local governments, while many Republican governors remain skeptical.
According to a state report, Missouri improved in median income level and standardized test score ranking. But the obesity rate was worse than it was in previous years.
Health professionals rank among the top 10 sources of campaign dollars for most of the members on the congressional panel that's working on deficit and debt control. Those supporting industries could get hit hard with a new federal spending plan.
Statewide, the number of cows has dropped from 2.12 million to 1.97 million, with more and more farmers turning to the more lucrative and less labor-intensive work of crop production.
The August jobs report was the weakest since September 2010, as the unemployment rate remained the same, stock futures fell and hour earnings decreased.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has less than $800 million in its disaster relief fund to help pay for the damage caused by Hurricane Irene.