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Business Beat: An Audrain County Sales Tax & A Training Grant in Boone County March 31, 2010

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On this week’s Business Beat from KBIA, the Audrain County Commissioner’s office is proposing another sales tax increase to help prop up the general revenue fund. Plus, officials announced this week that Boone County has a received a grant worth almost $50,000 to look at developing training programs with employers in the area. Hosted by KBIA’s Sara Wittmeyer.

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Business Beat: Mo. Looks for Federal Stimulus Aid, State Penitentiary Makeover & State Tax Credits March 24, 2010

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Brenda Procter

On this edition of KBIA’s Business Beat, the Missouri House looks for aid from the federal stimulus despite warnings. Plus, a Missouri State Penitentiary Site in Jefferson City may get a makeover. And, some Missourians will lose assistance from a state tax credit this year. Hosted by KBIA’s Justin Rottger.

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Business Beat: Agriculture in Missouri and Technological Changes in Journalism March 17, 2010

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DocumentCloud Founder Amanda Hickman, left, spoke at a Reynolds Journalism Institute conference about a tool to help investigative journalists. (Photo by: Rebecca Wolfson, KBIA.)

On this week’s edition of KBIA’s Business Beat, Mid-Missouri plays host to discussions about two of the state’s growing industries. Plus, a group of journalists, technology experts and industry leaders address questions at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute. Hosted by KBIA’s Justin Rottger.

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IRS Warns Taxpayers of Internet Scam March 17, 2010

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A man fills out his 1040 tax forms. (Photo by: Alex Crowder)

Five weeks before taxes are due, the Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of a scam.

KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.

Children’s Shelter Gains New Leadership March 17, 2010

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When a home becomes unsafe, one organization in the Ozarks believes the community’s children deserve a welcoming haven. That organization has a new executive director leading the way.

KSMU’s Chasity Mayes reports.

Nixon Announces Plans to Cut $125 Million March 11, 2010

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Gov. Jay Nixon

During a stop Thursday in Springfield, Missouri’s Gov. Jay Nixon announced $125 million in more state budget cuts. The money will come from cutting about 1,000 jobs, reducing some health care services, and giving less money to schools.

KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

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Business Beat: Missouri Wine, Jets at Columbia’s Regional Airport & MoDOT Announces Job Cuts March 10, 2010

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Wine from the MU's experimental winery. (Photo by: Rebecca Thiele, KBIA)

MoDOT makes an announcement concerning job cuts. Plus, the Columbia Regional Airport says new jets will better serve mid-Missouri travelers. And, Missouri’s winemakers taste the products from the University of Missouri’s experimental winery, which the university is using to boost the state’s wine industry.

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New Podcast March 2 – 5! March 10, 2010

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Dr. Muhammad Yunus. (Photo by Alex Crowder)

We’ve just posted our latest Economy Project podcast.

Click below to get a sneak peak of few stories that made it in this week’s round-up:

Don’t miss out on this week’s business fun!