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Missouri Lawmakers Look at Casino Standards February 25, 2010

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From KCUR, Maria Carter brings us this story. Missouri lawmakers conducted a hearing on legislation that would bar the State Gaming Commission from revoking the license of a casino for underperforming financially.

The bill was filed in reaction to the Gaming Commission’s decision to revoke the license of the President Casino in downtown St. Louis.

Read more about it on KCUR’s Web site.

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Business Beat: Avoiding Fraud, Help from the Recession, Better Business for PIs February 24, 2010

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Jesse Watson, a private detective with Risk Management Research & Investments, displays his Columbia municipal private detective license. Private investigators say they don’t know if city licensing will still be required if state licensing kicks in. (Photo by Derrick Ho, KBIA.)

This week, on KBIA’s Business Beat, Robin Carnahan gives a few tips on how to avoid investing your money in scams, the recession has actually helped a business in Mexico, Mo., and Missouri’s private investigators say they will see business boom because of a new law. Hosted by KBIA’s Justin Rottger.

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Want to find out more about business issues in Columbia? Visit this blog.

Bill Criticizes Nixon’s Proposed Budget February 24, 2010

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Republican budget writers in the Missouri House are criticizing Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s proposed state budget for relying on $300 million from Washington, which they say may or may not come.

Click here to hear the story from St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin.

New Podcast Feb. 15 – 19! February 23, 2010

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Here’s our latest Economy Project podcast.

Click below for a few stories in this week’s podcast:

Buses, Blight, Bridges: Fed Stimulus Millions Enroute February 23, 2010

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood and Kansas City Councilman Terry Riley. (Photo by Dan Verbeck, KCUR.)

$50 million is destined for the Kansas City area for federal stimulus transportation work. The announcement came as part of the Obama Administration’s national promotional blitz on the first anniversary of the economic recovery act.

Listen to the story from KCUR’s Dan Verbeck.

Ambulance Districts in Missouri Face Hardships February 18, 2010

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Ambulance districts across rural Missouri are facing more than medical emergencies, with potential budget cuts in their forecast. KSMU’s Chasity Mayes reports.

Mo. Senate Committee Hears Cap & Trade Resolution February 17, 2010

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Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin brings us this report. Missouri lawmakers continue to hold hearings on resolutions opposing various federal bills in Congress. Recently, a State Senate committee took up the issue of Cap and Trade.

Hear all about it here.

New Podcast Feb. 8 – 12! February 17, 2010

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A customer gets a tattoo at Jefferson City's newest tattoo parlor.

Listen now to the latest Economy Project podcast.

Here are a few stories we’ve got in the podcast this week:

Business Beat: A Columbia Business Ordinance, Local Business Gets National Recognition February 17, 2010

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On this week’s Business Beat from KBIA: A recap of business stories from the State Capitol, Columbia City Council and downtown business discuss the District’s noise ordinance, and a local business is getting recognition throughout the country for its work with veterans. For more business news visit the Business Beat blog. Hosted by KBIA’s Justin Rottger.

Listen to KBIA’s Business Beat here.

New Podcast Feb. 1 – 5! February 9, 2010

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Jesse Urtiaga came up from Amarillo, Texas to check out the new casino in Dodge City. (Photo by Bill Elder.)

Check out the latest Economy Project podcast.

And click on these stories for a sneak peak of what we’re covering: