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Governor Nixon, agriculture leaders discuss trade with Cuba

State representative Bill Reiboldt doesn't know much about Cuba's agriculture, and while not a smoker, is familiar with the cigars the country is famous for producing. He's glad, though, the island country ninety miles south of the United States' coast is spurring a conversation about agriculture in Missouri.

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Visa is making a killing on fees

Visa is surging, and that's likely a good sign for the economy.

The credit card company reported an 11% jump in payment volume. Over $1 trillion worth of transactions were made on Visa cards from October 1 to December 31. That's not too far off from t...

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Amazon stock soars after earnings beat

The holidays were kind to Amazon.

The online retail giant reported earnings Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations, sending its stock jumping 8% after the closing bell.

Amazon earned $214 million, or 45 cents per share, in the fourth quarter. ...

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Shake Shack set to shake up Wall Street

Shake Shack is already immensely popular with foodies in Manhattan and Brooklyn. And now it's about to take another part of New York by storm: Wall Street.

The upscale burger joint priced its initial public offering at $21 a share Thursday evening. Th...

Number of black CEOs dwindles

Courtesy: A. Express; Delph; Merck; Carnival; Xerox

Just 5 black CEOs at 500 biggest companies

The highest echelon of Corporate America just became even more white.

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Average 401(k) balance hits record $91,300

401(k) balances reached a record high last year, thanks to a soaring stock market and larger contributions from workers participating in the savings plans.

At Fidelity, the average 401(k) balance hit $91,300 by the end of 2014. While that's up just 2...

Cole Co approves 2 1 million road project

Cole County approves $2.1 million Stadium & Jefferson project

Cole County officials met Thursday morning and approved a more than $2 million road construction project west of Highway 54. It involves the daily traffic at the light at Jefferson and Stadium. The project is part of a two year cooperative project between the city and county.

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Comcast changes customer name to A-hole on bill

Comcast changed a customer's name to A-hole Brown, from Ricardo Brown, on a bill after he canceled the cable service, according to a report.

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Committee approves Iran sanctions bill

The Senate Banking Committee approved Thursday a bill that would impose additional sanctions on Iran if negotiations to curb the country's nuclear program fail.

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Beware promises of 'outlandish' tax refunds

It's hard to resist the promise of a big refund -- especially when you never imagined you had one coming to you.

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