Stocks higher, helped by retail and housing stocks
Stocks edged higher in early trading, following a strong earnings report Monday from luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. and new data showing that builders remain optimistic about the future.
Piles of Midwest ’petcoke’ raising residents’ ire
The images are startling. Billowing black clouds darken the daytime sky as wind-driven grit pelts homes and cars and forces bewildered residents to take cover.
Wal-Mart CEO steps down; McMillon is successor
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is ushering in a changing of the guard as the world’s largest retailer confronts slower growth and challenges to its reputation.
Members of Congress seek more input on food rules
Seventy-five members of Congress are asking the Food and Drug Administration to allow further comment on sweeping food safety rules that farmers say could drive them out of business.
Kansas groups seek repeal of mortgage fee
Realtors and bankers in Kansas want to do away with county fees to register property bought using a mortgage.
US rig count down 1 this week to 1,761
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by one this week to 1,761.
Dubai world Expo bid stirs worry of second bubble
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, and you might spot an unusual banner: A flag placed by six climbers emblazoned with the logo of Dubai’s bid to host a World’s fair in 2020.
John Mills honored as citizen of year by Neosho chamber
John Mills was honored by the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday as Citizen of the Year during the annual banquet held at The Civic.
50 dead in grocery roof collapse in Latvia
As Latvian rescue workers searched Friday for bodies in the rubble of a supermarket collapse that killed dozens, speculation about the cause turned to possible construction flaws in the award-winning complex where builders were putting a garden and playground on the grass- and gravel-covered roof.
Oklahoma company to pay $1M fine in Wyoming oil spill
An Oklahoma company has agreed to pay a $1-million penalty for allowing thousands of gallons of oil to seep into an ephemeral creek south of Rawlins in 2011.
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