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Ted Drewes frozen custard
Jamie Springer/KMOX
February 12, 2019 - 2:21 pm
Just in time for Valentine's Day!
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Geniecast
Michael Calhoun
February 11, 2019 - 12:49 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Local start-up Geniecast is getting into the hologram market, so-to-speak. "We always say 'it's kind of like a hologram,' although it's not a hologram. If you remember watching Star Trek and someone appears, that's what 'APiR' is doing," says founder Keith Alpert. The company...
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Pluton Biosciences
Michael Calhoun
February 11, 2019 - 12:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- There's a new local start-up using 'Nvsted' to raise money. "Nvsted is this really exciting, new concept for a crowdfunding platform that is specific to one region," says director Ched Wagner. The platform is kind of like Kickstarter or Gofundme, but instead of donating to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, a person walks past a gas station around Victorville, Calif. The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 12 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks to $2.31. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, that falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease at the pump. The average gas price has dropped 66 cents over the past 3 ½ months. The highest average price in the nation is $3.46 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest average is $1.80 in Baton Rouge, La. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP, File)
February 10, 2019 - 12:19 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up a penny a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.34. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that she expects gas prices to keep rising slightly as retailers pass on increases in wholesale...
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Michael Calhoun
January 14, 2019 - 6:03 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Banks are keeping marijuana companies' dollars out -- even those who don't deal directly with the plant. So, one St. Louis start-up says: why not forget about dollars altogether? "We've seen companies that don't even touch the plant, they just service the industry, face problems...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, a driver uses a cellphone while driving in Los Angeles. California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor. The Mercury News said Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, the proposal is scheduled for a vote next month. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
December 12, 2018 - 3:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The proposal is scheduled for a vote next month by the state...
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This image taken from video shows an Amazon package containing a GPS tracker on the porch of a Jersey City, N.J. residence after its delivery Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)
December 12, 2018 - 8:18 am
The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own. Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are...
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via Save-A-Lot/Facebook
Michael Calhoun
December 05, 2018 - 5:00 am
ST. ANN (KMOX) -- Save-A-Lot's new headquarters in north St. Louis County isn't just desks and cubicles. It's a reflection of the changing, and increasingly digital, grocery industry. There's an 'IT innovation lab,' to crunch big data and develop new tech tools, and a test kitchen that could...
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A tray of fresh lean ground beef from supermarket on white background
Dreamstime.com
December 04, 2018 - 12:30 pm
Health officials say their investigation identified additional products with the USDA inspection number "EST. 267."
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Mailbox, letter, mail
freeimages.com
December 04, 2018 - 11:18 am
President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 a National Day of Mourning in honor of the 41st president.
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