Category: Business

UCM online MBA program among best in the country

U.S. News & World Report ranked UCM’s online Master of Business Administration program among the best in the country in its 2019 list of best online MBA programs released January 14. The Jan. 14 publication examined five categories to create the rankings: engagement, student excellence, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training and student services and… Read more »

Warrensburg Collision earns Mo Chamber award

Business Brief Warrensburg Collision recently earned a 2016 Fast Track Award from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, according to a news release. Manager Casey Lund accepted the award at the Missouri Chamber’s annual meeting and awards banquet Dec. 8 at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Missouri. The annual award honors Missouri’s fastest growing businesses that show consistent revenue… Read more »

Black Wall Street promotes student-owned businesses

By BETHANY SHERROW News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Entrepreneurs filled the Elliott Student Union Atrium on Wednesday, Aug. 31, to create their own Black Wall Street. Briana Blocker, senior digital media production major, planned the event in conjunction with the Africana Studies Leadership Council as part of the weeklong All Lives Matter? program. She said the… Read more »

SEC: Former Monsanto exec to get $22.5M as whistleblower

By JIM SUHR Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A former Monsanto Co. financial executive who tipped off regulators about the agribusiness giant’s accounting practices involving rebates for its Roundup weed-killer will get nearly $22.5 million as a whistleblower, federal securities regulators announced Tuesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission said the payout comes out of… Read more »

Garmin announces major expansion at Olathe headquarters

(OLATHE, Kan., AP) — Garmin International says it is planning a $200 million expansion at its headquarters in Olathe. Garmin and the city of Olathe announced Friday that the company will build a new manufacturing and distribution center and new road through its campus. The project is expected to take two years. The Kansas City… Read more »

Brewer AB Inbev to cut thousands of jobs in takeover deal

(BRUSSELS, AP) — The world’s largest brewer, AB Inbev, expects to cut about 3 percent of its total workforce — equivalent to thousands of jobs — once it completes its huge takeover of its closest rival, SABMiller. The company headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, has about 150,000 workers while the London-based SABMiller claims to have around… Read more »

Ameren plans electric car charging stations in Missouri

By JIM SALTER Associated Press (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Ameren Missouri is seeking approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission to build six public charging stations for electric vehicles between St. Louis and central Missouri, the St. Louis-based utility said Monday. Project leader Mark Nealon said five of the stations will be along the 140-mile… Read more »

Sweetie Pie’s owner sues son alleging trademark infringement

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The owner of Sweetie Pie’s restaurants in the St. Louis area is suing her son, alleging trademark infringement because he is using the restaurant name at three of his own restaurants. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2axRc3c) reports that Robbie Montgomery filed suit in federal court Monday against her son, Tim Norman,… Read more »

Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panels

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., AP) — Route 66, a highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green. The Mother Road is seeing a growing number of electric car charging stations along the 2,500-mile path, and some states even are pushing for solar panels and… Read more »