Category: Business

New coffee shop celebrates opening

Old Drum Coffeehouse & Bakery owner, Beth Weigand, will celebrate the opening of her new business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. The store is located at 211 N. Holden St. in downtown Warrensburg. Refreshments will be served. Old Drum Coffeehouse & Bakery offers home-baked treats in addition to coffee drinks. [email_link]

Stocks bounce higher after Bernanke remarks

JOSHUA FREED (AP Business Writer) — Stocks are higher at midday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed is ready to jump in and help the economy. Investors have been wondering if the Fed will buy more bonds to reduce long-term interest rates and help the economy. Bernanke’s remarks on Friday suggest that… Read more »

Bass Pro Tracker Marine expanding in Lebanon

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — A company that manufactures boats and pontoons is expanding and adding jobs at two facilities in Lebanon. Bass Pro Tracker Marine announced Wednesday that it will invest $15 million to expand the facilities and add 76 new jobs in the next five years. The two plants in Lebanon employ more than… Read more »

Cafe Blackadder goes solar

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Sandy Irle, owner of the Café Blackadder building downtown, did not wait to take advantage of the three new city ordinances that allow the use of alternative energy systems in Warrensburg. She purchased four 240-watt solar panels from Mike Shaw of CMO Solar, and the power-generating panels are… Read more »

Stocks open higher after latest US growth numbers

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher after the government said the economy grew at a slightly better pace in the spring than first thought. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 12 points to 13,115 shortly after the opening bell. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is up two points to… Read more »

Apple’s victory could mean fewer phone options

Story by PAUL ELIAS (SAN JOSE, Calif., AP) — Apple Inc.’s $1 billion legal victory could mean fewer smartphone options for consumers to choose from, analysts said. A federal jury’s verdict Friday that Samsung Electronic Co. stole Apple’s technology to make and market smartphones using Google’s Android software sends a warning to other companies manufacturing… Read more »

Impulse owners donate to Warrensburg schools

Impulse Boutique and owners Guy and Jonna Albert offered a discount to faculty and staff of the Warrensburg R-VI School District during the recent tax-holiday weekend. The store owners also gave a portion of their earnings to the Classroom Impact Grant Program of the Warrensburg Schools Foundation.  The gift will directly benefit teachers of the… Read more »

BBC: Olympic closing ceremony draws 26.3M viewers

LONDON (AP) — The BBC said Monday that its live coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony was watched by 26.3 million people in the U.K., or more than 80 percent of the country’s audience share. The broadcaster said in a statement that coverage on its flagship terrestrial channel, BBC1, peaked at 26 million on Sunday… Read more »

Downtown revitalization project phase 3 updates for the week of Aug. 6

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)—The east entry to Mopac Alley (the one-way alley off Holden Street that runs parallel to the railroad tracks), and the entrance to the Chamber of Commerce’s parking lot off Holden Street will both be closed until further notice. Pine Street and Bodies Alley will be open Thursday, Aug. 9 through Saturday, Aug. 11…. Read more »