• DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.

  • Missouri income growth among tops in 2013 Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A new report ranks Missouri among the national leaders in the growth of household income, even though it remains below the national average. Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show Missouri's median household income was $46,931 based on a 2013 survey, a 2.2 percent increase over the previous year.

  • "We sure are aware of the concerns that have been expressed," said Dow AgroSciences President Tim Hassinger in an interview.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 30 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher moderates panel, "Perspectives on the Fed's Role in International Crises" before a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas- 2100 GMT.

  • Sept 17- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to weed resistance problems that limit crop production.

  • Missouri unemployment rate drops slightly Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A new report shows Missouri's unemployment rate dipped slightly last month while the state lost 3,100 nonfarm jobs. The state Department of Economic Development said Tuesday the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in August from 6.5 percent in July.

  • The lenders include iCWB Services, Orion Services, Sand Point Capital and Basseterre Capital. Also on Wednesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a lawsuit against online payday lender Hydra Group, which allegedly was running a similar scam.

  • 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    CHICAGO— CHICAGO— A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 29 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sveriges Riksbank will release the minutes of September monetary policy meeting- 0730 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden Central Bank Deputy Governor Martin Floden speaks on the topic "The economic situation and my views on monetary policy"- 0900 GMT.

  • New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate.

  • Senators ask Obama to name highway safety chief Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Two senators are calling on the White House to hire a permanent chief of the agency that keeps the nation's roadways safe. Democrat Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Republican Dean Heller of Nevada made the request Tuesday at the start of a hearing on how the agency handles safety issues.

  • 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.

  • Congress: 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.