Business Business headlines from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Business notebook: Brighter days ahead for downtown, report says The main goal of Old Town Cape is to revitalize downtown Cape Girardeau -- to create an environment where businesses want to move and consumers want to go. In July, the not-for-profit organization... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:59:56 -0500 Business notebook: Two tenants move on up with Codefi at Marquette Tower The new offices of Codefi in the Marquette Tower have two new tenants. Integrated Managed Care Systems and Health Check Inc. have signed on to move into Codefi's rapidly- filling fifth-floor space in... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:05:29 -0500 Business notebook: Local firm helped St. Louis keep federal intel site The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or NGA, announced in June its plan to build a new facility in St. Louis. The decision process was a lengthy one that considered several cities throughout... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 23:16:32 -0500 Business notebook: Gordonville restaurant serves as a tribute A new bar and grill is opening in Gordonville. Keith Quade and Scott Lindsay, masons by trade, remodeled the building that once housed West Side Bar and Grill and are preparing to open Trisha's Bar... Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:35:14 -0500 People on the move 7/25/2016 Roger Seay, who has served as KFVS12's assistant news director for the past two years, has been promoted to news director for Heartland News. He replaces Mark Little, who joined one of KSVS12's... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:33:10 -0500 Macy's tests artificial intelligence tool to improve service NEW YORK -- Macy's is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they're in -- such as where a particular brand is or what's in stock... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:51:58 -0500 As PCs decline, Microsoft betting its future on the cloud SAN FRANCISCO -- In a world where there's a smartphone app for everything, one company -- Inc. -- long has been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services.... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:51:39 -0500 Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready DETROIT -- Volkswagen's plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:51:09 -0500 People on the move 7/18/2016 MaryAnn C. Hastings, CMPA, has joined the staff at SoutheastHEALTH as director of revenue cycle. Before joining SoutheastHEALTH, Hastings served as interim director of revenue cycle with JM Ventures... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:39:37 -0500 Germany's Bayer increases offer for seed company Monsanto BERLIN -- German drug and chemicals firm Bayer says it has increased its offer for U.S. seed company Monsanto Co. to $125 per share from its initial bid of $122 per share. Bayer AG said last week the... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:02:40 -0500 Pokemon Go digital popularity is also warping real life LOS ANGELES -- The Pokemon Go craze has sent legions of players hiking around cities and battling with "pocket monsters" on their smartphones. It marks a turning point for augmented reality, or... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:02:16 -0500 Environmentalists, utilities keep close eye on coal-ash trial RICHMOND, Va. -- Potentially dirtier rivers or possible higher electric prices. An upcoming federal court ruling in Virginia could have far-reaching effects on how energy companies dispose of... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:01:54 -0500 Bankruptcies Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:28:06 -0500 Tax liens Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Drew Blattner, recorder of deeds, during June are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:25:47 -0500 Business licenses Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:24:11 -0500 Health briefs Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:17:28 -0500 Names in the news Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:11:20 -0500 Business briefs NEW THEATER OPENS IN SIKESTON SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Malco Sikeston Cinema & Grill opened June 9 at 1218 Cinema Drive in Sikeston, off Highway 60 and Hennings Road in the Cotton Ridge Development, the... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:02:46 -0500 Missouri delegation visits Cuba, hopes to create exchange of students, culture and business Southeast Missouri State University president Carlos Vargas-Aburto says his recent trip to Cuba has left him excited about the possibility of future international cooperation between Cuba and... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:51:06 -0500 Foot plots provide habitats and nutrition to attract wildlife, grow populations In Missouri, a number of farmers have turned to food plots to help create a supplemental food source for wildlife, to help attract animals to their property and to help their populations grow for the... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:43:00 -0500 Auctions, swap meets provide a venue to buy and sell locally-raised animals The business of buying and selling animals is diverse in Southeast Missouri, ranging from livestock auctions to small animal swap meets. The Fruitland Poultry Small Animal Swap Meet is held the... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:39:27 -0500 Area groups working together to reintroduce elk in Missouri There was a time, over a century ago, when elk roamed freely throughout Missouri. Through a combination of urban progress, over-hunting and market hunting, the elk population in the state dwindled,... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:36:30 -0500 A safety net for farmers: Bob Smith of Progressive Farm Credit Services talks agricultural finance Business Today: First, some background on you: Where did you grow up and go to school? Bob Smith: I was raised "mostly" in Oklahoma, as well as spending a few years in Missouri. While in high school,... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:33:42 -0500 People on the move 7/11/16 As a result of a merger between The Printing Co. and Concord Printing Services, The Printing Co. has announced the addition of two new members of its sales team: Cheryl Sullivan and Mike Tenholder.... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:43:00 -0500 Despite warning, Murray Energy says no layoffs expected LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The CEO of coal giant Murray Energy said Thursday company officials are doing their best to avoid the layoffs 4,400 workers in six states were warned about in precautionary notices... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 22:01:16 -0500 June hiring surge of 287,000 suggests rebound in U.S. economy WASHINGTON -- Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June -- a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recovering from a slump early in the year. The... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 22:00:16 -0500 Berlin aims to lure British startups fearful over Brexit BERLIN -- When Cornelia Yzer woke to the news Britain had voted to leave the European Union, her initial reaction was disappointed. As an Anglophile, she was saddened by the thought of Britain... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 21:55:02 -0500 Wal-Mart in China faces employee protests BEIJING -- Wal-Mart faces protests by employees in China over what they say is a drastic change in work schedules, as the company overhauls its struggling business amid an economic slowdown and... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 21:54:38 -0500 People on the move 7/5/2016 First State Community Bank in Cape Girardeau has announced the promotion of two employees and the addition of one member to its team. Tara Holyfield and Liz Hillier were promoted and will serve as... Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:06:42 -0500 Beyond fast food: New franchising ideas draw entrepreneurs NEW YORK -- They're not household names like McDonald's or The UPS Store, but small franchises beyond the usual restaurant groups and retailers are attracting buyers who want something new or... Mon, 04 Jul 2016 21:00:54 -0500 Divided America: Town and country offer differing realities ROCKY FORD, Colo. -- Peggy Sheahan's rural Otero County is losing population steadily. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants closed. She's cut back on her business... Mon, 04 Jul 2016 21:00:03 -0500