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Taste of the Town: Pizza Americana in Willow Springs If you're in Willow Springs looking for the most patriotic pizza restaurant around, look no further than Pizza Americana. ...

Pictures: Fox Theatre sign lights up Park Central Square in Springfield After being dim for over 30 years, the lights came back on at the historic Fox Theater in downtown Springfield.  The community celebrated the past with a special ceremony. ...

Mobile Food Pantry rolls into Weaver Elementary Cheryl Williams made sure she was first in line when the Crosslines Mobile Food pantry pulled into Weaver Elementary, her grandkids school. Her daughter works several jobs, so Cheryl takes care of the kiddo's when their mom is at work. " If you're living on a budget yourself, its hard to feed them," says Williams. " I don't want my Grandbabies to go without, so ...

Experts say now is the time to get flu vaccines Flu season is just weeks away, and doctors across the Ozarks are getting ready to treat the bug. Doctors and experts say that now is the best time for people to get the flu vaccines. Doctors and Hospitals in the area are getting shipments of the flu vaccines. For example, Cox Health Clinics in Walmart stores will start administering flu shots on Friday. Stores like Walgreens and ...

Progress Report: Makeover plan for Branson's 76 Strip rolls toward becoming a reality The Highway 76 strip- full of theaters, and attractions, and traffic- is about to get a huge makeover. The goal of Branson’s ‘Spirit of 76’ project goal is to help congestion. Plans call for widening, not the roads, but widening the sidewalks.  The pathways with landscaping, lighting and other amenities could give drivers more of a reason to leave their cars at the hotel and walk ...

VIDEO: Fox sign lights up downtown SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - After being dim for over 30 years, the lights came back on at the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Springfield. ...

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Russian PM Medvedev says talk of closed economy inappropriate
SOCHI Russia (Reuters) - Talk of making Russia a closed economy is inappropriate, and Russia intends to stick to basic principles of macroeconomic policy, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday. "Any discussions about fundamental changes to the model of economic development, in the direction of a mobilisational or closed economy, are inappropriate and unnecessary," he told an business conference in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. (Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya and Katya Golubkova; Writing by Jason Bush; Editing by Lidia Kelly)

Scottish 'no' vote best outcome for Europe: Spanish PM
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday welcomed Scotland's rejection of independence after a referendum on staying within the United Kingdom, saying it was the best outcome for Europe. "The Scottish have avoided serious economic, social, institutional and political consequences," Rajoy said in a video message posted on the government's website on Friday. "They have chosen the most favourable option for everyone; for themselves, for all of Britain and for the rest of Europe. ...

UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union
British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves after giving a statement to the media about Scotland's referendum results, outside his official residence at 10 Downing Street in central London, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)LONDON (AP) — Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from central government. Here's a look at how things might change.

Yahoo options popular ahead of Alibaba IPO
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares do not begin trading until Friday, so investors hungry for a bite of the Chinese e-commerce giant have turned their attention to Yahoo Inc's options in recent days. The volume of options trading in Yahoo - which has a big stake in Alibaba - has risen steadily over the last month. On Thursday, a day before Alibaba's debut on the New York Stock Exchange, options trading peaked with more than 929,000 contracts changing hands. ...

Alibaba IPO prices at top of range, raising $21.8 billion
Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in SingaporeBy Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday, in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut. At that price, the IPO, one of the largest-ever, would give Alibaba a market valuation of $167.6 billion, surpassing American corporate icons from Walt Disney Co to Boeing Co . The offering also vaults it atop U.S. ...