seMissourian.com Business http://www.semissourian.com/business/ Business headlines from the seMissourian.com newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Business notebook: Bra shop aims for a good fit in Cape http://www.semissourian.com/story/2385657.html Catherine Burns said when her grandmother had a mastectomy in 1968, there weren't many options. "There was nothing," she said. "Back then, you had two kinds of prosthetics available." She said there... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:25:20 -0600 Business notebook: Former Chinese restaurant owner begins new venture http://www.semissourian.com/story/2383480.html Four years ago, Peter Cai sold his former business, China Palace, on Broadway. Then, with newfound free time, he went out in search of new flavor. "After I sold that restaurant, we went everywhere,"... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 23:27:18 -0600 Business notebook: Whimsy home-decor store opens in downtown Cape http://www.semissourian.com/story/2381330.html At Whimsy, Patti Miinch and her daughter-in-law, Taylor Miinch, see their merchandise as windows into their customers' lives. As it happens, some of their most popular items for sale are actual... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:52:55 -0600 People on the move 2/20/17 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2387726.html Trade association Southeast Missouri Realtors named a new board of directors, including Brandy Balsman, Jan McClanahan, Lois Long, Beth McFerron, Melissa Whitaker, Shari McConnell, Becky Buehler and... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:56:01 -0600 Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2387725.html Past the tables and the bar inside uptown Jackson's newest beer hall, Barrel 131, the rear of the building is lined with shelves that need only to be stocked with craft beers. To that end, owners... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:43:18 -0600 States pursuing plans to help workers save for retirement http://www.semissourian.com/story/2387733.html CHICAGO -- States are moving forward with new initiatives to help workers save for retirement, even as the Republican-led Congress tries to block rules making it easier for them to do so. Studies... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:39:51 -0600 Study: Most drivers, not just young, are taking risks http://www.semissourian.com/story/2387734.html DETROIT -- Young drivers aren't alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths. Well over half of drivers in every age group have texted behind... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:39:34 -0600 Zuckerberg's goal: Remake a world Facebook helped create http://www.semissourian.com/story/2387732.html NEW YORK -- Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything -- baby pictures and Pepe... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:39:06 -0600 Drivers see higher premiums after not-at-fault crashes http://www.semissourian.com/story/2387724.html WASHINGTON -- Most drivers don't expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn't their fault. But a consumer group said it happens, and it's a problem. The... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:10:01 -0600 Local Lenders Can Help You Secure a No PMI Mortgage http://www.semissourian.com/story/2386950.html When purchasing or refinancing a home, some home buyers may be required to purchase PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance.) PMI is an insurance policy that is usually paid by the home owner, and is meant... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:53:50 -0600 Business briefs http://www.semissourian.com/story/2386955.html Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:08:09 -0600 Names in the news http://www.semissourian.com/story/2386952.html Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:06:29 -0600 Health briefs http://www.semissourian.com/story/2386951.html Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:01:20 -0600 What you should know about rising interest rates http://www.semissourian.com/story/2386949.html Homeowners planning to refinance and buyers searching for a home may have an idea of what's in store for them with regard to interest rates, but they never really know until they lock in a rate. This... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:47:19 -0600 Longtime local accountant Jim Hillin provides advice, updates for the 2017 tax season http://www.semissourian.com/story/2386946.html Jim Hillin is a Southeast Missouri State University graduate and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He began... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:44:01 -0600 Local experts and business owners provide advice for novice entrepreneurs http://www.semissourian.com/story/2386948.html So you've got an idea. That may be a start, but between an idea and a business, there are obstacles that can sidetrack would-be entrepreneurs. Mark Christian, director of Southeast Missouri State... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:43:52 -0600 People on the move 2/13/2017 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2385658.html Steward Steel Inc. honored Sean McFarland for 15 years of outstanding service to the company. "Sean's knowledge of our manufacturing processes and his attention to detail are tremendous assets to the... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:50:56 -0600 Made in Mexico, popular on U.S. highways http://www.semissourian.com/story/2385649.html DETROIT -- Some of America's most popular cars and trucks are made in Mexico -- for now. Many Americans have benefited from Mexico's emergence as a production hub. Low-cost production helps keep... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:26:19 -0600 Community banks hopeful as lawmakers target financial rules http://www.semissourian.com/story/2385650.html NEW YORK -- Community banks and small businesses are optimistic about changes the Trump administration and Congress have promised to laws that tightened supervision of the banking industry after the... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:25:48 -0600 Kellogg CEO: No 'discernible' impact from online boycott http://www.semissourian.com/story/2385659.html NEW YORK -- Kellogg said it saw no "discernible" effect from an online boycott spurred by its decision to pull ads from a website formerly run by one of President Trump's top aides. CEO John Bryant... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:23:06 -0600 People on the move 2/6/2017 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2383482.html Financial representative Kelly Darby of Jackson was named Modern Woodmen Representative of the Month in the Missouri East Region for her work in January. She also was named Life Leader and Life... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:37:53 -0600 Southeast class for aspiring business owners returns http://www.semissourian.com/story/2383481.html SIKESTON, Mo. -- Becky Brown's business is enjoying sweet success, and she credits much of its recent growth to LaunchU, a five-week class she took last year at Southeast Missouri State... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:46:58 -0600 Amazon increasingly wants to be its own deliveryman http://www.semissourian.com/story/2383479.html NEW YORK -- Amazon isn't content just being the "everything store." Increasingly, it looks like it wants to be its own deliveryman, too. Its announcement last week of a new air-cargo hub in Kentucky... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:46:29 -0600 Women slowly are getting more seats in the boardroom http://www.semissourian.com/story/2383478.html NEW YORK -- The number of women sitting at the table in corporate boardrooms across the country is rising slowly, but it's rising. Just over 15 percent of all director seats at publicly traded U.S.... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:46:12 -0600 A commuter's dream: Entrepreneurs race to develop flying car http://www.semissourian.com/story/2383477.html WASHINGTON -- Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs long have tried and failed to make... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:45:49 -0600 People on the move 1/30/17 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2381331.html Robbie Guard has joined the board of directors for Gibson Recovery Center in Cape Girardeau. As board member, Guard will work to carry out the Gibson Center's mission to provide recovery services to... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:32:11 -0600 California clears hurdle for cancer warning label on Roundup http://www.semissourian.com/story/2381332.html FRESNO, Calif. -- California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant it poses no risk to people, a... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:54:26 -0600 Diversity in tech gets lots of attention but shows little progress http://www.semissourian.com/story/2381329.html NEW YORK -- The tech industry has brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, disappearing photos and 3-D printers. But when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its companies are no... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:49:16 -0600 Smaller states rejoice as Amazon finally collects sales tax http://www.semissourian.com/story/2381336.html PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Many online shoppers in the United States for years have had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from Amazon. But the Seattle e-commerce giant dragged its feet on... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:49:00 -0600