seMissourian.com Business http://www.semissourian.com/business/ Business headlines from the seMissourian.com newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Business notebook: Cape native goes from farm to mobile-food operation http://www.semissourian.com/story/2395813.html Some food trailers branch out from brick-and-mortar roots, while others grow into conventional restaurants. But the newest addition to Cape Girardeau's mobile-food scene started on a farm. Cape... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:59:21 -0500 Business notebook: Wine-shop owner readies opening of coffee shop http://www.semissourian.com/story/2393960.html As managing partner of Primo Brands, Keller Ford has dealt in high-end wines and spirits for years now. So his new venture -- a coffee shop on the ground level of the Marquette Tower -- is a sort of... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:10:27 -0500 Business notebook: Fruitland memories help spawn The Hawg Pit http://www.semissourian.com/story/2391933.html Kenny Seabaugh holds fond memories of a Fruitland truck stop and restaurant called the Owl Shanty. "That was the happening spot in Fruitland," he said. "And I frequented it every day when I got off... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:40:57 -0600 People on the move 3/20/17 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2395812.html Realty Executives of Cape County agent M.A. Bell received the 2016 Mid-America Region Top 18 Agent Award from Realty Executives International. Her region includes Missouri, Kansas and Colorado.... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:35:08 -0500 Ban on Irish butter sparks fight in butter-loving Wisconsin http://www.semissourian.com/story/2395814.html MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin resident Jean Smith snatches up entire stocks of her beloved Kerrygold Irish butter from stores when visiting family in Nebraska, thanks to an antiquated law in her... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:00:31 -0500 Top economies yield to U.S., drop no-protectionism pledge http://www.semissourian.com/story/2395815.html BADEN-BADEN, Germany -- The world's top economic powers dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the Trump administration, which wants trade to benefit American companies and... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:00:08 -0500 Program boosts exports from small Missouri companies http://www.semissourian.com/story/2395816.html JOPLIN, Mo. -- Imagine skate parks and ramps manufactured in Joplin being used throughout the Middle East, in such countries as the United Arab Emirates. That's a possibility after a state program... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:55:47 -0500 Saffron growers look to get a foothold in the U.S. market http://www.semissourian.com/story/2395817.html BURLINGTON, Vt. -- As spring crocus blooms approach, some growers have visions of a fall-flowering crocus that produces saffron, the world's most valuable spice. University of Vermont researchers... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:55:33 -0500 People on the move 3/13/17 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2393961.html Tony Buehrle, development director at Notre Dame Regional High School, has announced his retirement. Buehrle, a 1972 Notre Dame graduate, has served there for 15 years. "Tony has made this work not a... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:42:07 -0500 Google's self-driving car company escalates battle with Uber http://www.semissourian.com/story/2393963.html SAN FRANCISCO -- A self-driving car company founded by Google is presenting new evidence to support allegations a former manager stole technology sold to Uber to help the ride-hailing service build... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:11:18 -0500 Where things stand in the Volkswagen emissions scandal http://www.semissourian.com/story/2393962.html Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to three criminal counts for a scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules. If a federal judge agrees to the Justice Department's sentencing recommendation, the scandal... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:10:54 -0500 China tries to reassure foreign companies over industry plan http://www.semissourian.com/story/2393964.html BEIJING -- China's industry minister on Saturday defended a manufacturing-development plan and rejected complaints foreign makers of electric cars and other goods might be pressured to hand over... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:08:36 -0500 Driver-optional cars: Once-reluctant California opens a road http://www.semissourian.com/story/2393965.html LOS ANGELES -- Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed state rules that would give a... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:08:21 -0500 Libya's deepening split finds battleground at oil terminals http://www.semissourian.com/story/2393966.html CAIRO -- Hundreds or thousands of armed men are converging on Libya's main oil-shipping terminals, which the rival powers in the country's east and west are fighting to control in a battle being... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:07:56 -0500 People on the move 3/6/17 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2391935.html Cape Girardeau native Lucas Presson was named assistant publisher of the Southeast Missourian on Friday, according to publisher Jon K. Rust. Since graduating with his master's in business... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:50:44 -0600 Click for candy: How online retailers boost impulse buys http://www.semissourian.com/story/2391934.html NEW YORK -- Supermarket layouts are calibrated carefully to tempt people into impulsive purchases, and food makers now are trying to adapt their strategies as people do more of their shopping online.... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:42:34 -0600 China trims 2017 growth target, warns against trade controls http://www.semissourian.com/story/2391937.html BEIJING -- China's top economic official trimmed the country's growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:42:18 -0600 Income tax audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts http://www.semissourian.com/story/2391936.html WASHINGTON -- As millions of Americans file their income-tax returns, their chances of getting audited by the IRS rarely have been so low. The number of people audited by the IRS in 2016 year dropped... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:39:30 -0600 People on the move 2/27/17 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2389864.html Logan Young has been named features editor at the Southeast Missourian newspaper. In her new role, she will oversee feature sections such as Good Times and SELive while directing special publications... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:49:17 -0600 Southeast, rustmedia have big nights at ADDY awards http://www.semissourian.com/story/2389738.html Southeast Missouri State University had a big night Friday at the American Advertising Awards with seven gold awards, including Best of Show. Rustmedia, owned by Rust Communications, which also owns... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:40:15 -0600 Wal-Mart works to make inroads against Amazon http://www.semissourian.com/story/2389858.html NEW YORK -- The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller. Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States, and its online... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:32:22 -0600 China's thriving SUV-only automaker looks to global growth http://www.semissourian.com/story/2389862.html BAODING, China -- Wei Jianjun is the chief matchmaker in China's love affair with the SUV. A decade ago, the chairman of Great Wall Motors Ltd. saw opportunity as the bulky vehicles began shedding... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:32:05 -0600 Business notebook: Vizient stays bullish on health-care business http://www.semissourian.com/story/2389863.html While there may be uncertainty about the future of the overall industry, the nation's largest member-owned health-care services company, Vizient, is eager to move forward, said the company's chief... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:29:41 -0600 Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter http://www.semissourian.com/story/2389865.html OMAHA, Neb. -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:28:10 -0600