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Do homework, shop smart when buying used cars

If you’re on a limited budget, buying a used car can be a smart move, but it also can be problematic. Used car dealers were among the 10 most-complained-about industries in Better Business Bureau files last year. BBB Serving Eastern and Southwest Missouri and Southern Illinois took 673 complaints about used car dealers last year.

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Governor Parson signs 15 bills

Governor MikeParson signed 15 bills Thursday, July 5,, including Senate Bill (SB) 592 sponsored by Senator Dan Hegeman and SB 644 sponsored by Senator Mike Cunningham. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft led the effort on SB 592 working to revise, streamline, and update Missouri’s election laws. Additionally, Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt played a

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Governor Parson’s Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Governor Parson issued the following statement today following President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee: “Thanks to President Trump, America is one step closer to a Supreme Court that reflects our values. The Senate should move swiftly to confirm Judge Kavanaugh who is eminently qualified and a proven conservative. The Supreme Court should interpret the law, not

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Opioid Crisis Hitting Farmers Hard

By Eric Bohl In 2016, 908 of our fellow Missourians died of opioid overdoses. Nationwide, over 64,000 Americans died of drug overdoses, and nearly two-thirds of these were caused by opioids. Opioids and their synthetic cousins are not just the next drug in a long line of problematic drugs – this time the problem is

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High court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

by Jessica Gresko The Associated Press The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled

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Uncertain times

Deflation and an uncertain job market occurs when there is too little customer demand for goods and services, too much global competition to produce goods and services, and too much capacity for companies to cut prices to move inventory. Most economists believe that low interest rates, lower oil costs, and tax cuts should prevent a

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How to avoid burnout and improve time management

There are days that the responsibilities for running a small business or meeting the demands of your employer can seem overwhelming. As a result, the delicate balancing act of allocating time to work can result in too little time for family, personal interests and self care. In fact, some jobs work against the employee with

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Savvy Senior®

Simple gadgets that can help older drivers Dear Savvy Senior Are there any specific auto gadgets you can recommend that can help senior drivers? Both of my parents are in there eighties and still pretty good drivers, but due to arthritis and age they’re very stiff, which causes them some driving problems. Researching Daughter Dear

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