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Unemployment for the Joplin metropolitan area fell for the second straight month, dropping to 6.9% in June, according to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.

Some exciting news from Honda this year comes in the form of a new hybrid CR-V that posts impressive numbers across the board and, just as important, connects the dots growing families want in an SUV.

Dear Dave: My wife and I are on Baby Step 2 of your plan. About eight months ago, she gave birth to our second child, and now she would like to have a mommy makeover. I want her to be comfortable and feel good about herself, but those procedures can be really expensive. I don’t know how to f…

The “Building Main Street, not Wall Street” column rarely ventures into the political arena. However, I feel compelled to bring to your attention legislation that could affect every local community in dramatic fashion. Additionally, it would provide an opportunity for you to make a significa…

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COVID-19 has so far cost Tyson Foods at least $340 million, the company announced Monday when it released its third-quarter numbers. 

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Goolsbys have been running the Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast at 1615 Grand Ave. in Carthage since 1997, but the couple will welcome their last guests in August.

Several years back, Genesis separated, in a brick-and-mortar way, from parent company Hyundai in hopes of remarketing itself as a performance sedan, a la Nissan/Infiniti and Honda/Acura.

Dear Dave: So many companies and entrepreneurs are hurting right now. With everything that’s going on in the world, I find myself ashamed to celebrate business successes. In the past, I’ve always shared highlights with our customers to show them how amazing they are and how much their suppor…

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Tyson Foods, which has already tested more than one-third of its workforce for COVID-19, on Thursday announced a series of additional steps it will take, including more testing of workers at all of its meat-processing plants. 

With state and local governments reducing restrictions on business operations and public gatherings during the pandemic, their public health strategies often rely on robust contact tracing to help slow the spread of the disease by informing people who have had contact with someone who has te…

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While local arts organizations have canceled or postponed some events this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have turned to the internet to provide virtual arts experiences and social distancing to continue in-person activities.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decadelong tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales.

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CARTHAGE, Mo. — At this time during a normal year, a sea of large tents would cover the grounds on Grand Avenue between Highland Street and Fairview Avenue, and the community would be abuzz about seeing friends and enjoying the food from a land far from the middle of America.

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A consultant hired to conduct the second part of a historic survey on Joplin's East Town neighborhood will soon be working in that area to take photographs and gather information about the homes, buildings and landmarks.

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COLUMBUS, Kan. — Officials in Columbus are moving forward with plans to launch the city’s first land bank to repurpose abandoned, vacant and tax-delinquent properties for future development and growth.

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Dozens of Missouri libraries, including those in Southwest Missouri, have been awarded more than $960,000 from the Secretary of State's Office in order to respond to coronavirus health and safety concerns.

Taking a dip in a backyard pool is a great way to cool off on a hot day in the Midwest — especially as families spend more time at home in the heat of summer. If you don’t have one and you aren’t the do-it-yourself type, you may need to find a contractor to install your pool, and it’s import…

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A study to determine the structural needs of Memorial Hall and suitable uses for the building if renovated will go forward after a final vote this week by the Joplin City Council.

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It was more than a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Freeman Health System campus Wednesday morning — it was a homecoming.

The Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors will hold a special meeting at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom.

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Several communities within an hour's drive of Joplin have recently passed citywide mask ordinances, presenting safe options for residents who still want to vacation this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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A crowd that swelled to around 200 on Friday in front of Joplin City Hall gathered to take a stand against the mask ordinance adopted recently by the City Council because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area.

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Just three weeks after testing nearly 2,200 people in four Southwest Missouri counties for the coronavirus, the Missouri National Guard will be back for a second round of testing this weekend.

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Hundreds of vehicles navigated orange traffic cones Thursday in the Memorial Hall parking lot as the city of Joplin issued free face masks to residents on the first day of its drive-thru distribution.

There is always something exciting in the supercar segment, the high-end imported sedans that combine mega performance with luxurious adornments that push the limits.

Dear Dave: What would be your advice for someone who is renting an apartment but has never rented before? I’m 16, and I’m trying to create a plan for when I get out on my own in a couple of years. I’ve never had any debt and don’t have a credit score. Is it going to be hard to find a place to live?

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CARTHAGE, Mo. — There will be 459 properties in this year's Jasper County real estate tax sale, according to Steven E. McIntosh, the Jasper County collector of revenue.

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