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Tariffs. ALEX LaBRUNERIE tells us that they're generally viewed as a negative. He says tariffs can be very unpredictable when governments assign them based on politics. So what does it all really mean? Should you be worried? Does any good come out of these political "fights"? We've got some answers that will hopefully put your concerns to rest. July 5, 2018

Business Beat: Navigating Student Debt as a College Graduate

Apr 20, 2016
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Graduation season is upon us, which means that college graduates across the nation will have to confront the realities of adulthood. Aside from finding careers and gaining overall independence, there’s another huge responsibility that’s facing millions of grads—handling student loan debt. Kara Tabor and Bita Eghbali of the Three Broke Mice podcast chat with Teddy Nykiel of NerdWallet.com about how young adults can overcome the debt hurdle.  

Three Broke Mice: Phones, Apps and Security

Mar 2, 2016

Welcome to Business Beat’s new podcast, Three Broke Mice! TBM is a show for and by Snake People that explores money issues, economic topics and cultural phenomena. Listen as hosts Bita Eghbali, Siyu Lei and Kara Tabor delve into topics surrounding smartphones, apps and the impact that their security has on daily life. Subtopics include the war of the music streaming services, experiencing the cash-less "cruise control" offered by apps like Uber and Mint, and the security and privacy questions surrounding Apple’s refusal to unlock devices for the Department of Justice. 

Missouri Faces FAFSA Frenzy

Feb 11, 2015
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  Missouri’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid - or FAFSA, application deadline is coming up on April 1. Across the state, high schools and other learning facilities are hosting FAFSA Frenzy events.  FAFSA Frenzy, which provides professional assistance for completing the application, will be held in 86 different locations until the April 1 deadline.

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Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will be getting a pay raise.

Legislative efforts to prevent the raise stalled Wednesday after a filibuster by some state Senate Democrats, who say the current $35,915 a year isn't enough considering the amount of work by lawmakers.

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A new report shows Missouri revenues were up slightly as the state reached the two-thirds mark of its budget year.

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The 7th annual Roots N Blues festival brought more than 22,000 fans from 35 states -- and five other countries -- to Columbia this September.

This year’s event marked the first time the festival took place in Stephens Lake Park, and saw 27 artists from across the world take the stage.

The event gave a boost to Columbia’s economy, as it created $1,205,842 in economic impact for the city, according to the 2013 Convention and Visitors Bureau Economic Impact Study.

Organizer Richard King said he was satisfied with this year’s event.