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Survey: Consumers continue to feel better about spending

Consumers say they're more likely to spend on big-ticket items such as appliances and autos than at any time since the recession began.

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Boston Red Sox apologize for out-of-touch tweet sent out as Ferguson erupted

The Red Sox tweeted out: "So how was everyone's Monday?" mere seconds after a grand jury announced a police officer would not be indicted in the death of Michael Brown.

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FBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson

The additional agents will supplement the local law enforcement presence.


Eastern Missouri man who took out trash, never came back, is in Branson

Police found Gerrial Stone, 65, of Cadet, Mo., alive and well on Tuesday at an apartment complex in Branson.   He was reported missing six weeks ago.

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Gun sales surge in St. Louis ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

First-time buyers make up most of the increase, but law enforcement officers are also buying more tactical gear.

Daylight burglar shoots at homeowners in rural Polk Co.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen in Greene Co. on Farm Road 149.

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Enrollment in child care program drops in Missouri

Child advocates say the state's reorganization of its Family Support Division offices is preventing parents from signing up for federal child care discounts.

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Cost of going to college continues to climb

During tough economic times, college costs tend to go up because public institutions receive less in state dollars and private colleges see a decrease in endowments.

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