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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:32 pm

The St. Louis Better Business Bureau has listed the top 10 types of companies it received complaints about in 2012. Ranking No. 1, by far, was television cable/satellite/contractors, with 2,737 complaints. Next were in this order: television service/cellular; Internet services; home construction/remodeling contractors; auto dealers, used cars; auto repair shops; auto dealers, new cars; roofing and guttering contractors; general merchandise, retail; and mail order and catalog sales.

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The American Veterinary Medical Association recently listed its U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook. It revealed that Missouri ranks fourth in dog ownership with 45.9 percent of households with a dog. The top state in dog ownership is Vermont where 70.8 percent of the households owned a pet. Last on the list was the District of Columbia where only 21.9 percent of the homes had a pet.

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From the AP: The Federal Reserve predicts U.S. farm income could decline in 2013, but it depends upon how long the drought continues. Roughly two-thirds of the nation has been in a severe drought.

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate Missouri’s law prohibiting desecration of the American flag, which a federal judge struck down last year.

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The Missouri Senate is considering legislation that would divert income tax refunds and lottery winnings to pay off individuals’ county jail debts, the Associated Press reported.

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One of the initiative petitions approved for circulation in Missouri for the 2014 ballot would be to amend the minimum wage law to $8.40 per hour, or to the federal minimum wage if that is higher, and adjust the state wage annually based on changes to the Consumer Price Index; increase the minimum wage to employees who receive tips to 60 percent of the state minimum wage; and modify certain other provisions, including penalties for violations.