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UMB sees 2Q earnings bump

by JRBJ Staff UMB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UMBF) announced second quarter earnings of 77 cents per share, up slightly over the same period in 2013, when earnings were 75 cents per share. Net income for the quarter ending March 31 was $34.7 million, a 15.8 percent increase over the same

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Freeman to provide free physicals for local athletes

by JRBJ Staff Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will host its last round of free physical exams for student athletes on Monday, July 28. Freeman provides free physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes each year, according to a news release. This is the

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Walls to go up on residence complex at MSSU

by Savanah Mandeville Students returning to Missouri Southern State University in August will see a number of changes to the residence halls, including the construction of six three-story dorm buildings. “Framing on the buildings should start the first week in August, so we’ll see the buildings start going up,” said

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NRF rethinks 2014 retail sales growth

by JRBJ Staff The National Retail Federation lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014 because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year, according to a news release. NRF still expects sales to grow – it even expects an uptick in the latter half of the year – but

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Missouri ranks No. 8 in “Top 10 Pro-Business States”

by JRBJ Staff Gov. Jay Nixon announced on July 16 that Missouri has been recognized on the “Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States” for the fifth year in a row. This year Missouri climbs to number eight on the list. The annual study is considered by many in the economic

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Crowder receives $1M donation

by JRBJ Staff Crowder College received its largest-ever non-capital donation on Monday, when a donor made a memorial gift of $1 million to the college in honor of her spouse. According to Crowder, the funds will be used by the college’s foundation for scholarships, educational travel for students, academic program

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From the Print: Amendment 7 tops Aug. 5 ballot

by Savanah Mandeville, JRBJ reporter Missouri voters will have the opportunity on August 5 to vote on a constitutional amendment that would ultimately raise $5.4 billion for transportation projects. The measure – known as Amendment 7 – would add a 3/4 cent sales tax to non-essential items for 10 years

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