• GM to add 750 workers to build small pickup trucks Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    DETROIT— Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public. The factory already employs 2,600 people who build the Colorado and Canyon as well as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.

  • House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report.

  • Arizona dog food plant surveyed after explosion Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— A crew from Nestlé Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company's plant in Flagstaff, Arizona. Company spokesman Keith Schopp says a crew from the St. Louis headquarters was on site Monday surveying the damage.

  • Report: Income inequality affects Missouri taxes Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A national increase in income inequality appears to be negatively affecting tax revenues in Missouri and other states, according to a new report from a credit rating agency. From the 1950 s through the 1970 s, Missouri averaged more than 9 percent annual growth.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 25 Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MILAN- EU finance ministers and central bankers meet in Milan. ECB President Mario Draghi, Vice President Vitor Constancio and ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to attend. PARIS- Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to chair the second China-France High-Level Economic and Financial dialogue in France with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- The recent wobbly stretch in both stocks and bonds may persist for the short term if the U.S. "If investors feel the Fed is becoming more hawkish, that's actually a negative for all asset classes with the exception of the dollar," said Chris Gaffney, senior market strategist at EverBank Wealth Management in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • 'Daily Show' correspondent Che joins 'SNL' Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:28 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— NBC says a correspondent on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" is joining "Saturday Night Live." Strong will stay with "SNL" as a cast member, NBC said. NBC is controlled by Comcast Corp..

  • Business leaders lash out against punitive damages Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri business leaders expressed alarm Thursday about a state Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited punitive damages in a certain lawsuits. The court reinstated a $1 million punitive damage award to a Missouri woman who sued a car dealership for fraud.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 24 Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin attends the Making Home Affordable Help for Homeowners event in Baltimore- 1700 GMT. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • 4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers. Home Depot joins a growing list of retailers that have had their data stolen. Industry watchers are betting Home Depot will fare better with its customers.

  • Montana coal railroad told to turn over documents Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    The 42- mile line would cost an estimated $400 million and provide access to the proposed Otter Creek coal mine near the Wyoming- Montana border. The Tongue River Railroad is co-owned by Otter Creek developer Arch Coal Inc. of St. Louis, BNSF Railway of Fort Worth, Texas, and candy-industry billionaire Forrest Mars Jr..


  • Stevie Wonder challenges Ferguson mayor Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Stevie Wonder said the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, isn't seeing the full picture a month after an unarmed black 18- year-old was killed by a white police officer. Wonder said he approved of how President Barack Obama has responded to protests in the city following Michael Brown's death last month.

  • Missouri lawmakers override $53M of budget vetoes Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of more than $53 million in spending items, a record-setting rebuke delivered by Republicans and Democrats alike that nonetheless carries no guarantee that the money actually will be spent.

  • Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72- hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

  • Veto override fails on Missouri jobless benefits Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have fallen short in an attempt to reduce the amount of time people can receive unemployment benefits. People currently can receive jobless benefits for up to 20 weeks in Missouri, already one of the shortest durations in the nation.

  • Missouri lawmakers fail to override deer farm veto Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:04 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have failed to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would have shifted regulation of deer ranches to the state Agriculture Department and created new incentives for the dairy industry. The Senate voted to override the veto, but the House fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed in a late Wednesday vote.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 23 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • Missouri Senate votes for limited jobless benefits Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missourians who lose their jobs could see a reduction in how long they can receive unemployment benefits. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill tying the duration of jobless benefits to the unemployment rate. The bottom rate would be lower than every other state except North Carolina and Florida.

  • Google invests in California solar power plant Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. SunEdison Inc. expects the plant to be operational later this year and supply power to utility company Southern California Edison.