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Orbitz says legacy travel site likely hacked, affecting 880K

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:39:02 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Orbitz says one of its older websites may have been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of people who made purchases online between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 22, 2017.

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United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:34:07 -0500

United Airlines is pausing its pet-shipping business after mishaps that included a dog winding up in Japan instead of Kansas.

Amazon said to consider buying some Toys R Us stores

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:10:00 -0500

A bigger network of stores would put inventory closer to where shoppers live, potentially enabling quick delivery to e-commerce customers.

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Expedia's Orbitz says 880,000 payment cards hit by security breach

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:16:00 -0500

The travel website operator said information such as names, phone numbers, email and billing addresses may have been accessed by the hacker.

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UK parliament asks Zuckerberg to testify in data misuse case

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:42:10 -0500

LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used to influence elections.

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Grains and livestock lower

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:36:40 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Monsanto backs new company focused on gene editing, not GMOs

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:41:00 -0500

Monsanto’s vice president of global biotechnology, Tom Adams, will leave the seed giant to become chief executive of the new firm, called Pairwise Plants, the companies told Reuters. He steps into the new role on April 1.

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Dozens of toy suppliers object to Toys 'R' Us liquidation plan

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:21:00 -0500

More than 50 suppliers, including Barbie maker Mattel and Lego, have objected in some form to the proceedings by the storied toy retailer to shutter up to 735 U.S. stores and 30,000 jobs.

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United Airlines pauses cargo-hold pet transport after missteps

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:01:00 -0500

The move does not affect travel for pets flying in-cabin. United's decision follows incidents last week in which dogs were mistakenly sent to incorrect destinations.

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FedEx to add 500 new locations in Walmart stores in 2 years

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:16:00 -0500

The announcement comes after FedEx Office completed a pilot program spanning 47 locations within Walmart stores across six states.

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Local telehealth startup raises $2.5 million

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:08:00 -0500

SteadyMD, a startup that has developed an online platform for doctors to engage with patients, has raised $2.5 million from a group of investors, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Starboard nominees for Newell board pull out

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:01:00 -0500

Newell, the parent company of Town and County-based Rawlings, struck a deal on Monday with Icahn to appoint four of his nominees to its board, in a snub to Starboard.

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McDonald's reaches settlement in 'joint-employer' lawsuit

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:37:38 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it has reached a settlement with a U.S. labor agency over a lawsuit that could have decided if the fast-food company should be liable for hiring, pay and other decisions made at its franchised…

Publisher Tronc names CEO Dearborn chairman of board

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:53:48 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newspaper publisher Tronc has named CEO Justin Dearborn as its chairman of the board, replacing Michael Ferro, who is retiring.

Trump prepared to hit China with $60 billion in annual tariffs

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:42:00 -0500

President Donald Trump is preparing to impose a package of $60 billion in annual tariffs against China, following through on a longtime threat that he says will punish China for intellectual property infringement and create more American jobs.

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Claire's, the ear-piercing mall chain, files for bankruptcy

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:55:25 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Claire's, the mall chain that has pierced the ears of millions of teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:52:09 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don't leave it until the flight is over.

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McDonald's agrees to settlement in franchisees' U.S. labor case

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:45:00 -0500

Business groups have said that a ruling against McDonald's could upend the franchising model by making franchisors more vulnerable to lawsuits.

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Grain lower and livestock lower

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:59:50 -0500

Wheat for May fell 17 cents at 4.5075 a bushel; May corn fell 7.75 cents at 3.75 a bushel; May oats was off 7.25 cents at $2.35 a bushel; while May soybeans declined 27 cents at $10.2250 a bushel.

Are You Paying Too Much Property Tax?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0500

MoneyTips"I love paying my property taxes! I wish I could pay even more!" — said no one, ever.Property taxes are one of the necessary but unpleasant side effects of home ownership. Personal Finance Expert and Author Jordan Goodman (aka America's…

Amtrak quietly ends student, AAA discounts

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:45:00 -0500

Under the new program, Amtrak will offer new sales every two to three weeks as well as short "flash" sales, which offer steep discounts.

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Retire Earlier With Dividend Champions

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0500

MoneyTipsThe average retirement age in the United States has ticked up over the past decade. As you can see in the chart below, as of 2014, the average retirement age increased to 62 and the expected age of retirement is…

Flying Colours adds 70 jobs in Chesterfield

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:10:00 -0500

The Canadian company recently expanded its local facilities, which make cabinetry and other interior components for business jets.

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Toys R Us to lay off nearly 200 in Missouri

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:57:00 -0500

Toys 'R' Us earlier this month announced it would close all 800 of its U.S. stores, where about 30,000 people work.

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Refund Advance Loans And Refund Anticipation Checks 101

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0500

MoneyTipsAre you counting on your tax refund to pay off bills? You may need the cash before your refund arrives.The IRS website states that typical refunds take less than 21 calendar days if you e-filed your return. However, if you…

Big retailers urge Trump against massive China tariffs

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:06:00 -0500

A letter sent from several big business executives is the latest example of the growing division between the Trump administration and the business community over trade policy.

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Still growing: World Wide Technology plans big expansion in the Metro East

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:30:00 -0500

Tech giant signs lease for 2 million-square-feet of industrial space at the Gateway Commerce Center in Edwardsville, plans to add 500 jobs.

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Toys R Us stores may be closing, but name will likely live on

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:06:00 -0500

Brand specialists said it will be among the most valuable brands ever to become available through a bankruptcy liquidation.

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U.S. and British lawmakers demand answers from Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:00:00 -0500

Lawmakers in the United States and Britain are calling on Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to explain how the names, preferences and other information from tens of millions of users ended up in the hands of a data analysis firm…

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Southern Illinois lands solar investment as state ramps up renewables

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:30:00 -0500

With renewable energy goals solidified by landmark legislation passed just over a year ago, experts say Illinois is becoming a Midwestern leader for solar power.

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How to save twice with the saver's credit

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:01:00 -0500

The Credit is meant to induce people with low and moderate incomes to save for retirement.

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New U.S. gift tax strategies could alter giving

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Get a big check from a wealthy great aunt every year for your birthday? Parents buying you a car? Grandparents paying for private school tuition?

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Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:19:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large…

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After major NCAA upset, lunch is on Little Caesars on April 2

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:05:00 -0500

When the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off one of the biggest upsets in sports history Friday night, the Retrievers weren't the only big winners.

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City restaurants follow the money westward, open new locations

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0500

A growing number of restaurants traditionally concentrated within the city limits that are now turning their attention westward.

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Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:55:39 -0500

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with its family in Kansas.

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Probe of Wells Fargo expands to include its St. Louis-based brokerage unit

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:15:00 -0500

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Justice Department is now investigating whether the bank made inappropriate recommendations or referrals, or failed to inform customers about potential conflicts of interest.

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Markets Right Now: Stocks end sluggish week with small gains

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:08:12 -0500

Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street as gains for technology companies are partly offset by losses in other parts of the market.

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Top 10 States For Low Or No Income Tax

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0500

MoneyTipsSoon you will be filling out your federal tax forms, and unless you are lucky enough to live in seven states, you will be filling out state tax forms as well. Are you fortunate enough to live in one of…

Hundreds wait in line at U.S. Steel job fair

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:30:00 -0500

The steelmaker recently announced plans to bring back 500 workers after Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on imported steel.

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Monsanto unfazed by legal wrangles, keeps Brazil dicamba-tolerant seed launch

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:35:00 -0500

The launch is contingent on regulatory approvals in China and the European Union, and Monsanto also needs a Brazilian patent for the new biotechnology.

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Facebook apologizes after search tool directs users to disturbing and sexually graphic recommendations

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:06:00 -0500

Last week, Facebook ran a survey asking users if they thought men should be allowed to ask children for sexual pictures through the site.

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44% Of Parents Feel Guilty Over Inadequate College Savings

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0500

MoneyTipsAccording to, the average annual cost of tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year was $9,970 at an average public college for in-state residents. Out-of-state collegians paid an average of $25,620, while those attending private colleges saw average…

LL Bean: No bonus after tough year, more jobs to be cut

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:26:52 -0500

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean's sales dipped slightly over the past year, forcing the elimination of worker bonuses for the first time since 2008, but the CEO told workers on Friday that changes adopted in recent months are putting…

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Grains mostly lower and livestock lower

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:55:04 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Company says it gave correct address before officer's death

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:32:14 -0500

CLINTON, Mo. (AP) — A telephone company says its database did not provide the wrong Missouri address and phone number to police dispatchers leading to the shooting of three officers, one fatally.

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AT&T antitrust trial kicks off in case that could change how much we pay for TV and movies

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:21:00 -0500

AT&T is squaring off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies.

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Are My Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0500

MoneyTipsSocial Security is generally considered a tax-free benefit, but that is not always the case. Depending on the amount of alternate income that you have in retirement and your filing status, you could owe taxes on up to 85% of…

GOP looks to move faster on 'phase two' of tax cuts

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:05:00 -0500

Incoming White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow added momentum to the effort by calling this week for a "phase two" of the tax cuts to make breaks for individual taxpayers permanent.

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Housing market appears to be slowing, new starts down for second straight month

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:56:00 -0500

While the volatile multi-family housing segment accounted for the decline in home building last month, the broader housing market appears to be slowing.

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Mnuchin talks tax cuts, military spending and Flyover Country during St. Louis stop

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:05:00 -0500

The Treasury Secretary, in town for President Donald Trump's roundtable at Boeing, discussed economic issues with the Post-Dispatch.

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U.S. appeals court voids Obama-era 'fiduciary rule'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:33:00 -0500

The 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a major victory for business and financial services industry groups.

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Mixed views on banks 10 years after JPMorgan rescued Bear Stearns

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:30:00 -0500

Post-financial crisis regulations such as the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 forced banks to be more transparent and led them to shore up reserves and make less risky bets.

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Live Talks Starring the Nation’s Greatest Professors

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0500

One Day University brings together professors from the finest universities in the country to present special versions of their very best lectures - LIVE.

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U.S. Steel in Granite City holding job fair Friday

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0500

The Pittsburgh-based company credited President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported steel in its decision to bring back approximately 500 workers in Granite City.

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People in Business

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500

Bi-State Development hired Gregory A. Smith as vice president of procurement and materials management and Trenise Winters as general manager of MetroBus Operations.

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Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:07:19 -0500

The markets found support from economic data that showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to strength in labor market.

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What to Do When Divorced Parents Both Want to Claim the Same Dependents

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0500

MoneyTipsClaiming dependents on your taxes is usually a fairly straightforward procedure, but in some cases, more than one person (or couple filing jointly) will claim someone as a dependent, muddying the process. The most common example is when divorced or…

The Latest: Sanders defends Trump's Canada trade talk

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:44:26 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's assessment of U.S.-Canada trade (all times local):

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Trump again wrongly says US has trade deficit with Canada

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:20:22 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump continues to insist the United States has a trade deficit with Canada, following news reports that he claimed at a fundraiser that he talked trade with the country's prime minister without knowing all the…

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Toys R Us seeks to halt vendor payments ahead of liquidation

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:34:00 -0500

'This is the largest and most rapid deterioration of a retailer and maybe that any Chapter 11 has ever entertained.'

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Boeing's an early casualty as investors dig in for trade war

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:08:00 -0500

Investors are bracing for potential retaliation from countries like China as Trump considers levying tariffs.

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