VA Mortgage Center.com, which provides home loans to veterans and active members of the military, will add 300 jobs to Columbia by the end of 2016. Positions will include loan processors, loan officers and credit consultants, the center's manager said.
Mother Kylie Nichols has been "barely making it" since losing her job, but she wants to do better than barely. Nichols is among the mid-Missourians whose stories are told in Project 573, an in-depth look at the recession by a group of students from the Missouri School of Journalism.
A group of MU journalism students spent a year reporting on how mid-Missourians are responding to the recent economy.
Mayor Bob McDavid said IBM will be held to job-creation standards that come with the tax breaks and other incentives it received for coming here.
After months of trapping, elk have been returned to Missouri. In the next three years, if all goes as planned, about 150 elk will roam the state. The first 34 were delivered May 5.
The Missouri Department of Conservation has introduced elk to a 346-square-mile area of southeast Missouri.
Lost paperwork, lack of communication and wrongful rejections are just a few of the problems that await Missouri homeowners who apply for aid from a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of mortgage payments.
The Missouri Democrat co-sponsored a measure that would cut off subsidies such as a deduction originally intended to boost manufacturing. It would close a loophole that allows oil companies to shield themselves from taxes by deducting royalties paid to foreign governments.
Flooding from the river adds new problems to the catfish industry in Mississippi. Competition from Asia and high feed prices have placed strain on the industry in recent years.
A report released Thursday by bankers gave a positive outlook for the coming months in the rural economy. But they warned that skyrocketing energy prices could stall the growth of the economy.
The rising price of gasoline has some Columbians rethinking their driving habits and summer vacation plans.
An Associated Press-Viacom poll found a majority of respondents believe they will face future financial hardships, but 90 percent think they will find happiness in their careers.
Americans are starting to spend more, but economists say stagnant wages and steeply rising food and gas prices could curtail their consumerism.
A temporary federal spending measure expires at midnight Friday. A government shutdown would furlough workers considered nonessential, while essential workers would stay on the job.
Republicans are seeking a one-week extension of the funding bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the main issues holding up the bill are reproductive rights and clean air.
The legislation reduces the franchise tax rate over five years until it is repealed in 2016.
The U.S. has outperformed other Group of 7 countries in terms of economic growth but is creating fewer jobs.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Missouri ranks third in the nation based on economic effects of forestry. Most of the state's sawmills are located in the south-central region.
The program has lent more than $550 million and affected nearly 9,000 jobs and farmers in the past two years.
A bill to end unions' collective bargaining in Missouri and begin 'right to work' has made it to the Senate floor. The bill faces oppositions from unions who say the bill will weaken unions.