Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and Hotel to reopen after flooding damage

The business will reopen Tuesday, Feb, 25 at 8 a.m.

Ky. named leading the nation in whiskey exports

Missouri farm awarded $265M in suit against BASF and Bayer

SkyWest/United celebrates 10 years in Paducah Ky.,

Perry Co., Mo. Recycling Center sends a reminder to patrons

Ill. medical marijuana dispensaries can now stay open later to make sales

BBB warns of work-from-home positions after company’s name taken in scheme

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Herrin Chamber of Commerce holds February luncheon

  VIP Cinemas to open at University Mall

Carbondale to get new Homegoods retail store

  Heartland travel agents react to Caribbean earthquake

Government services announce changes in schedules for President’s Day

TV series “The Dream Motel” to film in southern Illinois

Sponsorship wanted to name new species of Crayfish in Ky.

The deadline for the bid is Jan. 31.

  Jackson, Mo. leaders say a booming economy is good, but there’s a catch

According to Governor Mike Parson, the state of Missouri is in good shape with unemployment at a historic low.

Hunting store opening at Sikeston outlet mall

This is the second location for the store with the first being in Fruitland, Mo.

  Looking ahead to the 2019 tax season

One change has come when filing your 2019 tax returns.

  Poplar Bluff students create possible 911 app

  Macy’s in Carbondale to close

  ‘Natural business cycle’ deemed reason for changes to Carbondale businesses

IRS 2019 tax filing season opens soon

  Insight to unanswered legal questions for Illinois marijuana laws

  Food safety alert for romaine lettuce continues into new year

Illinois reports more than $10M generated during first week of adult-use cannabis sales

Statewide sales from Wednesday, January 1 through Sunday, January 5 totaled $10,830,667.91.

Mercedes-Benz recalls 745,000 cars for sunroofs that could detach

Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly three-quarters of a million cars because the glass from their sunroofs could suddenly detach.

DNR: Hunter fatally shot father, daughter after mistaking them for deer

Emergency officials say a father and his daughter were killed in a hunting accident when they were mistaken for deer in Colleton County on Wednesday.

Harrisburg dispensary set to sell recreational marijuana on New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day, Illinois will ring in a new era with dispensaries being able to sell recreational marijuana.

  Cape Girardeau businesses experience different amount of foot traffic this time of year

s local businesses take stock of the holiday and wrap up the year, some downtown Cape Girardeau business owners have different mindsets about how much foot traffic comes in and out their stores.

  Center Junction Project worries some area businesses

Work will be starting soon on a huge construction project in Cape Girardeau County.

GM makes $1.5B investment allowing retention of 4,000 jobs in Mo.

The Wentzville plant supports 12,241 jobs.

Union City, Tenn. manufacturer becomes independent company

Made in America Seating announced the spinoff from its California parent company in November.

  City of Sikeston is joining in on Small Business Saturday

While small businesses nationwide gear up for Small Business Saturday, places like Sikeston will be joining in for the first time.

Cape Girardeau restaurant Sandy’s Place is moving to a new location

On Nov. 19, Sandy’s Place announced on Facebook that they have been keeping a big secret. They are moving to a new location.

Arm yourself with information before Black Friday shopping

The BBB said to research the sales, go in with a budget and bring your ability to resist unnecessary items.

2019 holiday shipping deadlines

If you plan on sending gifts to your loved ones, make sure you make the shipping deadline.

BBB: Research veterans charities before giving

The BBB said it has received more than 900 reports of charity scams over the last three years.

Missourians compete with out-of-state marijuana businesses

Some Missouri business owners looking to profit from the state's burgeoning marijuana industry worry they're at a disadvantage to established out-of-state organizations that have been aggressive in applying to process or sell medical marijuana in Missouri

Kentucky distillers set modern-era bourbon production record

Bourbon production flowed at a record pace in Kentucky last year

Holiday shopping season starts Friday at Walmart

We haven't yet celebrated Halloween, and already the retailer is getting ready for the holidays.

JALC to host solar power event for businesses

Attendees will learn from experts about incentives that could be available for installing solar power.

  Toys R Us teams up with Target for online holiday sales

Tru Kids Brands, the parent company of Toys R US, is teaming up with discounter Target Corp. to relaunch Toysrus.com, according to a joint release.

Tenn. company partnering with New Zealand boat manufacturer

Boats marketed with the Profile Boats name and logo will be allowed throughout North America.

Cape Girardeau business wins prestigious website design awards

Recruiters Websites, based in Cape Girardeau, was named Best in Category for Website Design and first runner up for Vendor of the Year at the 2019 MRINetwork United global conference.

  Possible Mo. medical marijuana growing and selling locations released

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services releases information about medical marijuana license applications.

Millions of dollars in life insurance policies unclaimed this year in Tennessee; some of it could be yours

According to the department, millions of dollars in benefits go unclaimed every year by beneficiaries who cannot find their loved ones’ policies or, in some cases, may not even know these policies exist.

BBB issues consumer alert for Carbondale sports organization

The Better Business Bureau is issuing a consumer alert for people registering for youth baseball tournaments with a business in Carbondale, Illinois.

  Waitr now delivering food in Cape Girardeau, MO

Waitr is the latest on-demand food service to take meals from local restaurants in Cape Girardeau and bring them to your door step.

  FCC gives OK for $116.5 million for rural broadband in Illinois

More than $116 million will go to the upkeep and improvement of broadband in homes and businesses in the Land of Lincoln.

Kentucky lawmakers push for $15 minimum wage

Sen. Reggie Thomas, D-Lexington, and Rep. Kathy Hinkle, D-Louisa, filed Bill Request 132 and Bill Request 237, respectively.

Judge pauses new Missouri law on large farm regulations

A judge has put a temporary pause on a new Missouri law that sought to shield large farms from stringent local health rules

Bost announces USDA to defer crop insurance premium payments

That date has been pushed back to November 30, 2019.

New Executive Director for Old Town Cape, Inc. announced

Old Town Cape, Inc.’s Board of Directors has selected Elizabeth Robertson Haynes to be the Executive Director of the nonprofit.

  Briggs and Stratton facility to close in Murray, Ky.; consolidate with Poplar Bluff plant

The consolidation will take place by the fall of 2020

Bunge to relocate from New York to St. Louis

Bunge has announced the relocation of its global headquarters from White Plains, New York, to the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Godfather’s Pizza returns to Cape Girardeau

Godfather’s Pizza Express will be located inside Huck’s Food & Fuel.

  $200M paper recycling facility to be built at old Wickliffe mill

Company leaders plan to use the existing site to build a paper-and-pulp recycling facility.

Orscheln Farm and Home open in Poplar Bluff

The new location at 2235 N. Westwood Blvd. opened on Tuesday morning on Aug. 6.

St. Louis Lambert airport to receive $5.29 grant for improvements

The grant for the St. Louis airport will be used for taxiway rehabilitation.

  Old mine to be re-purposed; hundreds of new jobs possible

An EPA task force announced plans to reopen the Missouri Cobalt Mine in Fredericktown, Missouri.

  Solar farm opened in Perryville, Mo.

The first solar farm site opened along I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County.

$2.7M expansion for Lyon Co. based hemp grower expected to create jobs

According to Gov. Matt Bevin, Resonate Foods, LLC expansion’s first phase would include greenhouses, drying buildings and equipment.

  Meal prep company to open new facility in Benton, Ky.

MegaFit Meals delivers meals to body builders and other elite athletes across the country.

  Southern Ill. government members figuring out weed regulations

New legal marijuana laws from the state of Illinois are getting figured out at the local level.

  New program offered for Mo. small business, farmers affected by natural disasters

The new program is called LIFT, Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery.

  Illinois employers discuss upcoming recreational marijuana laws

There's many questions and only a few answers around the new laws going into effect at the beginning of the year

Bayer announces expansion; 500 new jobs to St. Louis area

Bayer is expected to bring new, high-paying jobs to the area.

  Union and Jackson County, Ill. feel impact of flooding despite not being under water

In Union County, the floodwaters are having a reaching effect on a business near Route 3.

  Demolition underway at Ray’s Plaza Banquet Center

Demolition has began at Ray’s Plaza Banquet Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

  City of Jackson, Mo. reminds door-to-door solicitation is illegal

There are reports that people are going door-to-door to try and drum-up storm repair business.

Longtime, family-owned Carbondale bar for sale

After 65 years owned by one family, a Carbondale, Illinois bar is up for sale.

  Businesses getting ready for legal marijuana in Illinois

When weed becomes legal in the land of Lincoln businesses are going to have to adapt

IL IDNR and Rep. Dave Severin efforts to reopen Rend Lake Resort

An upcoming vendor conference for Rend Lake Resorts will take place on Thursday

Judge approves $24 million settlement over Rams’ PSLs

A federal judge has approved a settlement calling for the NFL's Rams to pay up to $24 million to personal seat license holders in St. Louis. U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. approved the settlement Monday

  Sikeston DPS hands out restaurant vouchers for good behavior

Getting a ticket is never fun but this summer Sikeston DPS officers are pulling over kids who are doing good things and giving them tickets for a free meal.

Aldi in Cape Girardeau reopened after lightning strike

According to store manager Tyson Rayburn, lightning took out the registers between 2:45 p.m. and 3 p.m.

SEMO Food Bank earns Better Business Bureau accreditation

Better Business Bureau has named Southeast Missouri Food Bank a BBB accredited charity. The designation means the food bank meets all 20 of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.

Planning to open fireworks stand in Cape Girardeau County? Get a merchants license first

The cost of each license is $25.

Tax Assistance Office reopens in Cape Girardeau

The office is located at 3102 Blattner Drive, Suite 102B.

Chicago investment firm takes majority stake in Whataburger

An investment firm has purchased a majority stake in Whataburger as the Texas-based fast-food company seeks to expand in an increasingly competitive market

  BBB warns against timeshare exit business scams

The Better Business Bureau offers a new warning against timeshare exit programs.

Five Below to open in Kentucky Oaks Mall

Kentucky Oaks Mall is located on Interstate 24, Exits 3 and 4, in Paducah.