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2011 Consumer & Business Stories
Radio Story - A Missouri Senate bill would add cellphones to the no-call list and ban certain automated calls.
Radio Story - A House bill would require gas stations to post price changes a full day in advance.
Radio Story - Congress lifted a ban on funding horse meat inspections.
Newspaper Story - Front Row Produce is recalling grape tomatoes contaminated with Salmonella supplied by Rio Queen Citrus.
Radio Story - A St. Louis produce company is recalling grape tomatoes due to potential contamination.
Newspaper Story - The administration realized there was no solid financial information of Mamtek in China in 2010.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court upholds a law prohibiting state sex shops.
Radio Story - Most of Missouri's municipal bonds were paid back in the last 7 years.
Radio Story - Lake Ozark residents brought passionate pleas to a U.S. Representative to save their homes.
Newspaper Story - A U.S. Representative hears pleas from Lake of the Ozarks homeowners fearing federal take over of their homes.
Radio Story - A multi-million dollar cost for MU to leave the Big 12 isn't raising concerns among top budget officials.
Radio Story - Moberly Economic Development Corporation VP says they are still trying to attract international businesses.
Newspaper Story - A breakdown of tax credits in Missouri, how they work and where the money goes
Radio Story - St. Louis grocery stores take precautions before E. coli breakout worsens
Radio Story - Peabody will complete acquisition of Australia's Macarthur Coal and expand its business overseas.
Radio Story - Rep. Kander joins the Governor's trip to China to promote Missouri export.
Radio Story - Missouri is cracking down on exotic animal regulations to prevent an incident like in Ohio.
Radio Story - After Mamtek's default, the Magic City is trying to revive.
Newspaper Story - The state's presidential primary will stay in February, despite division among Republicans.
Radio Story - Senate Leader says China Hub without sunsets will move to a conference committee.
Radio Story - A Missouri Senator wants answers from the DED
Radio Story - After amending the bill nine times, the Missouri House overwhelmingly sends the China hub bill to the Senate.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senate committee digs in to determine consequences of failed Chinese development project
Newspaper Story - Missouri House committee OKs bill without considering Senate-friendly amendments
Newspaper Story - House leaders give the legislature's China hub, Aerotropolis bill a new name.
Radio Story - After collapse of its China deal, Moberly suffers another economic setback.
Radio Story - Missouri's governor still plans his China trip.
Newspaper Story - Treasurer's unclaimed property auction includes Ozzie Smith baseball, collectibles.
Radio Story - Representative Redmon considers Mamtek as an individual business case
Radio Story - Fireworks traded over the governor's federal health care plan implementation.
Radio Story - The same visa program used to fund failed U.S.-China busniess venture Mamtek to be used in China Hub.
Radio Story - Mamtek CEO starts new company to repay Moberly
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senate committee and prosecuting attorney investigate Chinese company after defaulted payment
Radio Story - With Governor Nixon's China hub bill stalled, the Senate launches an investigation of another China deal.
Radio Story - The Highway and Water Patrol merger supposed to save money for Missouri is really generating huge costs.
Newspaper Story - Legislative leaders make Friday the deadline for the special session.
Newspaper Story - After hearing six hours of testimony, the Missouri House Economic Development Committee delayed a vote.
Radio Story - Missouri state House Representatives have delayed indefinitely any decision regarding the China trading hub.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers propose tax breaks for data centers.
Radio Story - Senate passes modified version of bill regarding China trading hub.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senate leader attemped to take 300 million dollars away from tax credits for China-hub proposal.
Radio Story - After a devasting summer, a special Missouri House Committee gets updates from state departments.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate perfected the facebook fix law for teachers and students.
Newspaper Story - Missouri senators question the administration's China hub figures.
Radio Story - Agriculture, durable goods and health care are doing well in business when housing condition is on the bottom.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senators meet to prepare for special session
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon puts a jobs package and tax credit reform on the legislature's special session schedule.
Newspaper Story - Business got only part of what they wanted from the 2011 Missouri legislative session.
Radio Story - Missouri's House is sending a bill banning fake cocaine and fake pot onto Gov. Jay Nixon.
Radio Story - Representatives are looking to make the sale of synthetic drugs, sold as bath salts, illegal.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate passes the budget with cuts to higher education and the governor's travel
Newspaper Story - Auditor subpoenas Division of Finance for records it withheld during a previous audit.
Radio Story - Missouri's Auditor releases a partial audit of the Division of Finance and requests bank examination documents.
Radio Story - Missouri legislators looking at enforcing sales tax for online retailers
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Department of Labor can not confirm how many individuals have received the extended federal unemployment benefits.
Newspaper Story - Legislators worked into the late hours of the night Wednesday debting legislation modifying numerous tax credit provisions.
Newspaper Story - State representative Chris Kelly has requested a special session for the Ameren bill that is currently held up in the Senate.
Radio Story - Governor Nixon signs off on the repeal of Proposition B restrictions, going against voters' decision last November.
Radio Story - Governor Nixon signs his dog-breeding bill in a late press conference Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - The governor enacts a law that repeals Proposition B dog-breeding requirements.
Radio Story - Senate Committee hears testimony over bill that would closely regulate payday loans
Radio Story - The Missouri legislature returned from Easter weekend with one natural disaster over and another one on its way.
Newspaper Story - Restrictions on the payday loan industry comes before a Senate committee.
Newspaper Story - After years of warnings, Missouri's Second Injury Fund is threatened by a financial crisis.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Nixon's compromise has already come under fire by supporters of dog-breeding legislation.
Radio Story - The Missouri house passed a bill that would tighten regulations on payday loans and increase loan awareness for consumers.
Radio Story - A Missouri Senate Republican says a bill affecting future phone landline users in St. Louis and Jackson County has stalled because lobbyists didn't do their job.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon backs a compromise on Proposition B dog-breeding legislation.
Radio Story - The Governor backed a compromise to Proposition B headlined by weaker regulations and more than one million dollars added to its budget.
Newspaper Story - With a partisan vote, the House gave first-round approval to limitations on the payday loan industry.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon signs unemployment benefits extension bill after a compromise with Senate GOP.
Radio Story - Republican Senators say they're opposed to a redistricting plan from the Republican House
Newspaper Story - Members of the press spoke against a bill that will seal access to crime scene photographs and videos
Radio Story - Several Republican Senators end their filibuster over extending unemployment benefits for Missourians after accepting a deal from the Senate's leaders.
Radio Story - Senate Republicans ask the governor to compromise federal stimulus money in order to end the unemployment filibuster
Radio Story - A resolution urging President Obama on how to act about health care to be heard of House floor
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate will try again to pass the expired unemployment benefits by the end of the week.
Radio Story - A Missouri House committee approves state tax credits for a Chinese cargo venture,
Radio Story - Obama declared Missouri's February snowstorm a major disaster.
Newspaper Story - Concerned constituents came to the Capitol to protest bills that will modify the restrictions placed on dog breeders
Newspaper Story - Payday loan regulations that would restrict loan offices' high rates passed in a House committee.
Radio Story - The House Financial Institutions Committee reviewed two bills that would change payday loan laws.
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers hold steady on plans to pursue a second nuclear power plant, despite three explosions at a Japanese nuclear plant
Newspaper Story - A bill to end unions' collective bargaining and begin 'right to work' has made it to the Senate floor.
Newspaper Story - Workers' compensation recipients could choose their own medical provider after on-the-job injuries.
Radio Story - Senate Republican leaders avoid a vote on unemployment benefits after their own caucus splits over the issue
Newspaper Story - Missouri government's labor relations remain subdued as other states battle with unions.
Newspaper Story - Control of the state lottery might move to the private sector.
Radio Story - Blood boiled while representatives debated capping the minimum wage.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House approved a bill that prohibits the state minimum wage from exceeding the federal minimum wage.
Radio Story - Senate Republican leaders delay a vote on extending unemployment benefits after some in their own ranks filibuster over the plan
Radio Story - House gives first round approval to the elimination of the corporate franchise tax
Newspaper Story - House gives first-round approval to eliminate corporate franchise tax
Radio Story - Proposition B tension is high as dog breeders argue to repeal restrictions
Newspaper Story - Missouri's state auditor revealed legislation Wednesday that allows him to audit state departments to standardize operating procedures
Newspaper Story - A wave of 'right-to-work' protests across the Midwest could make for a different labor landscape in Missouri.
Radio Story - Residents in southern Missouri react to a bill that could overturn the releasing of elk into the state.
Newspaper Story - Republican lawmakers push blocking some union service fees.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers target tax-free Internet sales to help Missouri's budget.
Newspaper Story - House Appropriations Committee approved a bill to cut budgets 5% for statewide elected officials.
Radio Story - Twelve public Missouri universities present their school's case about the affects of education cuts around the state
Radio Story - A Missouri Senate committee passed 'right-to-work' legislation to prohibit workers from being forced to pay union service fees.
Radio Story - Gov. Jay Nixon says he's opposed to eliminating the income tax and raising the sales tax, saying that would make Missouri uncompetitive.
Radio Story - House Appropriations Committee Chairman discusses similar sales tax bills
Newspaper Story - Proposals to exand Workers' Compensation acutally protect business from lawsuits.
Newspaper Story - A former budget director warns repealing the state income tax would "bankrupt" Missouri.
Newspaper Story - House Judiciary Committee approves a bill to increase the amount renters pays on security deposits
Radio Story - The Senate Commerce Committee heard a bill Tuesday to expand the date's No-Call List used by telemarketers.
Newspaper Story - Opponents to voter-approved dog-breeding restrictions jam legislative committee hearings.
Radio Story - Senate hearing heated up when discussing the specific wording of Prop.-B Wednesday
Newspaper Story - A 2010 court ruling over workers compensation could be reversed
Radio Story - Ford says it's bringing a new vehicle to its plant near Kansas City, after state lawmakers worked overtime last year to give the company tax breaks.
Newspaper Story - Business and GOP leaders address ideas to improve Missouri's economic situation.
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