Friday Mar 7
A phony payday loan reform bill. As if 1,950 percent interest is not enough.
When a payday lending "reform" bill sails through the Missouri Senate and the payday lending industry doesn't scream bloody murder, you can be sure of two things: Seriously, how much more do these guys want? Already the average payday loan in Missouri is for $306 and carries an annual percentage rate of 455 percent.
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Friday Mar 7
Live This Weekend: Kultur Shock, Angel Olsen, OC Notes, Campfire OK, G-Eazy
Having already worked with a number of American indie-rock champions, including Tim Kinsella of Cap'n Jazz and LeRoy Bach of Wilco, it's apparent there's something special about Olsen.
Friday Mar 7
From the Legislatures: Religious freedom, tax breaks
Legislators in Kansas put off acting on a "religious freedom" bill until next year, and their counterparts in Missouri advanced legislation filled with business tax breaks.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
The Miami Herald
Senators block bill to remove sex assault cases from military chain of command
The Senate on Thursday rejected legislation that would have stripped military commanders of the power to prosecute sexual assaults and other major crimes.
Probing Why Men and Women Become Self-Employed Later in Life
When Americans go into business for themselves later in life, is it because they want to or because they have to? And do the answers differ for men and women, who have different levels of savings, other sources of retirement income, and appetites for risk? Amid the surge in older Americans becoming entrepreneurs , Angela Curl is probing these ... (more)
Update on Girl Scouts and the Diocese of Orlando
After receiving many emails, both from within the diocese as well as from people as distant as Texas and Missouri, the Diocese of Orlando has apparently scrubbed the "update on Girl Scout organization" webpage from the entire diocesan website.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Missouri lawmakers pass cellphone tower bill
Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill limiting the ability of Missouri cities and counties to restrict cellphone towers.
Was St. Louis the runner-up for Boeing 777X?
Denny Coleman, CEO of the St. Louis Economic Partnership, said labor, business and Boeing management were collaborating to win the 777X.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Q&A: Carol Ammons, Illinois House, 103rd District
2. If the Illinois Supreme Court throws out last year's pension reform plan, what kind of alternative pension reform -- if any -- would you propose? I hope the Court strikes the sections of the law that violate the state's contractual and constitutional obligations to its employees.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Kansas City Star
Common Core's greatest challenge: testing students' ability to think
Hotels, transportation and finances, not political considerations, will matter most to Republican officials choosing a 2016 national convention site, party leaders said Monday after hearing bids from Kansas City and other cities across the country.
Should a Defense Lawyer Have to Decide How His Client Should Die?
May a court compel a defense attorney to breach her ethical duties to her client in a death penalty case? More precisely, when an inmate's counsel is asserting that a state's lethal injection procedure violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual" punishment, should she be required to suggest an alternative? However you ... (more)
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Jack Nelson Jones - 3 Views
M.D.'s maternal grandfather, Larry Pfeifer, was M.D.'s primary caregiver after her parents divorced and her mother was awarded primary custody.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Report: Lexus Eco Challenge rewards schools for clean water, briquette press projects
Teams from one New Jersey high school and one Michigan middle school reversed the old adage by thinking locally and acting globally.
Walk While You Work
Actually, that's the problem. Studies link sitting all day on your posterior-the way you likely work every day-to numerous ailments, including cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thromA bosis, diabetes, back pain and obesity.
S&T Computer Engineer Patents Quantum Computing Device
ROLLA, Mo. - While widespread quantum computing may still be 15 years away, a computer engineering professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology has patented a quantum processor capable of parallel computing that uses no transistors.
Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc Files (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a...
SOUTHERN MISSOURI BANCORP INC FILES Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits .
Jack Henry's ProfitStars partners with OnDeck
ProfitStars' LendingNetwork, part of the Independent Community Bankers of America Preferred Service Provider programme, offers alternative financing from a group of more than 30 of the most dedicated, responsive commercial lenders in the industry.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
George Washington Carver: More than 'The Peanut Man'
Steeped in African tradition, the practice of storytelling in African-American culture provides a communal sense of pride and reflection, and ensures that history is preserved from generation to generation.
Insurance Journal West
Best Affirms National Interstate Corp. and P&C Subs Ratings
Along with its ratings announcement for the AFG Group , A.M. Best also affirmed the financial strength rating of 'A' and issuer credit ratings of "a+" of National Interstate Insurance Company and its affiliates, National Interstate Insurance Company of Hawaii, Inc., Triumphe Casualty Company and Vanliner Insurance Company, based in Fenton, ... (more)
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Race Issue Is Hot Topic at Hearing on Missouri’s Plan for Failing School Districts
It came as no surprise to Missouri education officials Tuesday night when the issue of race permeated the hearing on the state's draft plan to address troubled schools.