jump to navigation

High-Speed Rail Debate, NAACP Calls out MO-DOT, Senior Citizens Look for Jobs September 30, 2009

Posted by kbianews in KBIA.
1 comment so far

In KBIA’s Sept. 30 Business Beat, the debate over a high-speed railway in Missouri is reaching a tipping point. Also, Missouri’s NAACP is calling out the Department of Transportation for shorting minority business owners on possible stimulus money. Finally, Missouri is using stimulus money to help senior citizens find jobs. Hosted by Ken Boehlke.

Listen to KBIA’s Business Beat here.

Advertisements

Nixon, AFSCME begin contract negotiations September 29, 2009

Posted by kbianews in St. Louis Public Radio.
add a comment
AFSCME members rally for higher wages at the Mo. State Capitol. Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

AFSCME members rally for higher wages at the Mo. State Capitol. Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

Negotiations for a potential pay hike have begun between the Missouri Governor’s office and the labor union that represents about 7,000 state workers. St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin reports.

Hear it here.

Activist Petitions in KC for Light Rail Plan September 25, 2009

Posted by kbianews in KCUR.
add a comment
A light rail train like those envisioned in Kansas City beside a contemporary bus. Picture courtesy of kansascitylightrail.org.

A light rail train like those envisioned in Kansas City beside a contemporary bus. Picture courtesy of kansascitylightrail.org.

KCUR reports die-hard activist Clay Chastain is returning to Kansas City with still another light rail plan. And this time he wants to change the city charter so the council can’t repeal a voter-approved initiative as they did with his 2006 plan.

Listen here.

Mid-Missouri Car Dealership Closes After Nearly 90 Years September 24, 2009

Posted by kbianews in KBIA.
add a comment

After almost 90 years of service in Mid-Missouri, one local car dealership has closed its doors. Royal Automotive ended new car sales on Aug. 31.

Listen to the story here.

This was also featured on KBIA’s Business Beat.

South African Workers Come to SEMO District Fair September 21, 2009

Posted by kbianews in KCUR.
1 comment so far
South African carnival workers at the SEMO District Fair.

South African carnival workers at the SEMO District Fair.

The Southeast Missouri District Fair brought several South African workers to town. Among the livestock, rides, and games, observant fair-goers may have heard something a little unexpected – Afrikaans, one of the many languages spoken in South Africa.

Listen to the story from KRCU’s Jacob McLeland.

Monsanto to Cut Another 900 Jobs September 17, 2009

Posted by kbianews in St. Louis Public Radio.
add a comment
Monsanto's St. Louis headquarters.

Monsanto's St. Louis headquarters.

St. Louis Public Radio reports the world’s largest seed maker had said back in June that it would reduce its staff by four percent, or about 900 jobs. Now, Monsanto says the cuts will actually go deeper and involve another 900 jobs. About 300 of the total job reductions will occur at its headquarters in the St. Louis suburb of Creve Couer.

See the full story here.

Or listen to the podcast here.

Businesses Debate Highway 54 September 16, 2009

Posted by kbianews in KBIA.
2 comments
Some local business owners worry the proposed designation of Highway 54 as an interstate would drive traffic away from their towns.

Some local business owners worry the proposed designation of Highway 54 as an interstate would drive traffic away from their towns.

Two Mid-Missouri cities continue to debate whether Highway 54
should be designated as an interstate. KBIA’s Julie Black takes a look at both sides of the issue through the perspective of local businesses

Listen now.

St. Louis Businesses Prepare for Swine Flu September 8, 2009

Posted by kbianews in St. Louis Public Radio.
add a comment
Local businesses like Schnucks are making plans for dealing with a potential swine flu outbreak. KWMU

Local businesses like Schnucks are making plans for dealing with a potential swine flu outbreak. KWMU

Flu season is still a few weeks away, but many St. Louis businesses are already making plans to deal with the impact of the disease. Late last month, federal health officials warned business owners they could face workforce shortages this fall due to Swine Flu outbreaks. KWMU’s Catherine Wolf has this report on how some St. Louis businesses are getting ready.

Is the Recession Over? September 4, 2009

Posted by kbianews in KBIA.
add a comment

Billiards in Columbia, Mo.

Billiards in Columbia, Mo.

Business Beat 09/02/09

In Columbia, MU School of Business Professor Karen Schnatterly explains the city’s state in the recession and recovery and takes a look at nationwide trends. Plus, one Columbia business owner says running a small business is going well. Hosted by KBIA’s Ken Boehlke.