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Wall Street Settlements; Where did the money go? The headline grabbing numbers in the last few weeks are startling; JP Morgan Chase agrees to record 13 billion dollar settlement, Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs agrees to pay 3.15 billion, Wells Fargo reaches 335 million dollar settlement. The federal government has been doling out punishment over actions financial institutions took leading up to and even happening before the financial crisis in 2007-2008. We wanted to ...

Country music star Chris Young will perform in Springfield Drury University said Tuesday that country singer Chris Young will perform at O'Reilly Family Event Center on Saturday, Nov. 22. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 5, and will cost $39.50 each. Tickets are available online at www.drurytickets.com or by calling the OFEC box office at (417) 873-6316. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office, which is open ...

Bolivar Police Department follows Springfield's lead in crash policy  If you're in a minor accident in Bolivar, don't wait for police to arrive on the scene. Officers will no longer be responding to fender-benders, unless someone was hurt in the crash.  You're urged to exchange information with the other driver, then go to the Police Department to fill out a crash report. This is a temporary policy, but it may become permanent.  A similar policy went ...

Missouri seeks to get more local food into schools Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced in a news release that applications will be accepted through October 31. To qualify for competitive grants of up to $200,000, applicants must purchase or process food from small farmers or produce food themselves. Agriculture Director Richard Fordyce says the goal is increase the amount ...

Missouri pushes company with Medicaid call center to improve performance after long delays Missourians trying to use a call center to sign up for the state's Medicaid program are running into long delays, prompting nearly half of them to hang up before they get help. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1nmrSbc ) the delays and busy signals violate the state's contract with the private company that runs the call center. The Department of Social Services has told the company, YoungWilliams, ...

Video: Heavy rain for some this morning Localized flooding is possible, but sun will return this afternoon. ...

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Swiss urged to toughen anti-corruption law
GENEVA (AP) — Advocacy group Transparency International is criticizing Swiss law as too soft on financial corruption.

APNewsbreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her
PHOENIX (AP) — Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder.

US stocks are mostly lower at midday
U.S. stocks are mostly lower at midday as energy stocks weigh on the market and investors wait to see what actions central banks take later this week.

Public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife goes to jury
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife goes to jury.

Ukraine may need bigger bailout if conflict continues in 2015: IMF
By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ukraine may need as much as $19 billion in additional funds from donors if its conflict with pro-Russian separatists continues during 2015, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Nevertheless, it said the money planned under the program is largely sufficient for now as long as the fighting between the government in Kiev and the rebels in the eastern part of the country subsides in the "coming months." The momentum in the five-month war shifted last week decisively in favor of the rebels, who are now advancing on a major port as they seek to throw off rule from Kiev. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending troops into Ukraine, a charge Russia denies. Kiev will now face a $3.5 billion funding shortfall for this year and next due to the fighting, but the IMF said the government should be able to cover most of it with planned debt issues and an expected $900 million in further donor support.