Category: Business

City Museum still dazzles amid somber anniversary

By DIANE TOROIAN KEAGGY, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Fifteen years ago, City Museum debuted to big crowds dazzled by its magical mishmash of architectural relics, pop culture ephemera, carved critters and secret passageways. But another anniversary looms large in the minds of City Museum artists and builders — the one-year anniversary of… Read more »

Ex-Mamtek CEO fights extradition to Missouri

MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — The former chairman and CEO of a Missouri sweetener company who is accused of using bond revenues to avoid foreclosure on his Beverley Hills home is refusing to be extradited from California to face securities fraud and theft charges. Ex-Mamtek U.S. Inc. head Bruce Cole remains jailed after declining to be… Read more »

Twitter hands over records in NY Occupy case

By ALEX KATZ NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter on Friday agreed to hand over about three months’ worth of tweets to a judge overseeing the criminal trial of an Occupy Wall Street protester, a case that has become a closely watched fight over how much access law enforcement agencies should have to material posted on… Read more »

Hartzler to host business conference at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Rep. Vicky Hartzler, U.S. congresswoman for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District, will be the honorary host for the 2012 Missouri Business Conference, Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the University of Central Missouri, according to a news release. The event is sponsored by UCM, the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, and the Entrepreneur… Read more »

Hotel owners charged with hiring illegal workers

By BILL DRAPER (KANSAS CITY, Kan., AP) — A suburban Kansas City couple could lose their two hotels and their bank accounts and spend decades in federal prison if they’re found guilty of knowingly employing illegal immigrants over the last four years, a federal prosecutor said. Munir Ahmad Chaudary, 51, and his wife, Rhonda Bridge,… Read more »

Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new health care survey, and at first it sounds like good news about insurance costs. Premiums for job-based family health plans went up just 4 percent this year, says the Kaiser Family Foundation’s annual report, released Tuesday. But hang on to your wallets. Premiums averaged $15,745, with… Read more »

Florida firm is source of Apple data in breach

By LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida company said Monday that the database of Apple device information that hackers stole and posted on the Internet last week came from a file the firm had in its computer system. The disclosure comes nearly a week after a hacker group, which calls itself AntiSec, claimed… Read more »

Draft order seeks to improve US digital defenses

By RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The provisions include voluntary standards for companies, a special council run by the Homeland Security Department and new regulations covering especially vital… Read more »

Romney says he likes parts of ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who promised early in his campaign to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, says he would keep several important parts of the overhaul. “Of course there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I’m going to put in place,” he… Read more »

Cafe introduces DIY classes, reading group

By Michael Freeman (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The space above Café Blackadder may be small, but yoga instructor Andrea Glinn has big plans for the area she calls the Upstairs Adder. Glinn, who also works as a waitress at Café Blackadder, is looking to transform the space into a Community Arts Center, starting with a… Read more »