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Reports: Senate passes GOP budget agreement

The Senate passed a GOP budget agreement Tuesday that had already been passed by the House, The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal reported.


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Lake area police warn of ATM tampering

Police near the Lake of the Ozarks are warning consumers of scammers trying to steal personal information from ATM machines.

Research before donating to Nepal earthquake relief

Research before donating to Nepal earthquake relief

The devastating earthquake that flattened parts of Katmandu and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas over the weekend has prompted an international outpouring of sympathy and aid for Nepalese recovery. Better Business Bureau advises consumers to check out the charities they support and avoid fraudulent charities that often crop up to take advantage of their sympathy for earthquake victims.

BBB issues alert about questionable door to door sales operation in Columbia

The Better Business Bureau has issued an alert about a questionable door to door sales operation in Columbia.

Research before applying for college scholarships

Research before applying for college scholarships

If your child is a junior in high school, now is a great time to start looking for college scholarships. The deadline for awards are months away, giving you and your child a head start on applications, essays and other requirements for those awards.

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Ameren Missouri warns of scam targeting personal information

A Missouri utility company is warning of scams designed to target consumers to get their personal information.

Be weary of urgent notice postcards

Be weary of urgent notice postcards offering savings to major retailers

Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers to be cautious about responding to "urgent notice" postcards offering $100 in savings at Walmart, Target and other major retailers. Most of the postcards include no information about the company making the solicitation, and the toll-free numbers are not traceable to any specific business. The mailings, many of which are virtually identical,…

Be weary of door-to-door sales

Be mindful of door-to-door sales techniques

While some legitimate businesses use door-to-door sales techniques to identify potential customers, scammers also prowl neighborhoods seeking likely victims. They may be selling magazines, alarm systems, vacuum cleaners or almost any other type of merchandise or service.

Job seekers: Beware of Safe Delivery LLC

Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises job seekers to exercise extreme caution when dealing with Safe Delivery LLC, a work-from-home package reshipping business that claims to operate out of a Creve Coeur office building.

Selecting the best, safest summer camp for your child

School will be out for summer in less than two months and now is the time to start planning your summertime activities. One popular option is sending children to camp. It can help build self-confidence, teach children how to interact with their peers, teach new skills and foster independence. When choosing a camp, parents need to use the same care and common sense they would use in evaluating a…

Scammers posing as veterans in Mid Missouri

This week callers are posing as veterans in Columbia trying to scam people out of money.  

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