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Grains mostly lower, livestock mixed

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:06:28 -0600

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

Tech stocks pull Wall Street higher at open

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:36:00 -0600

Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Friday.

Continued downturn for American Railcar despite tax bill boost

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:15:00 -0600

When discounting the benefit it realized from the new tax code, American Railcar earnings in 2017 were down to $141.5 million in 2017 from $188 million in 2016 as the company had fewer direct sale railcar shipments

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The Home Depot to hire 975 seasonal employees in St. Louis

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:04:00 -0600

Between Lowe's and The Home Depot, nearly 1,700 seasonal positions are expected to be added to the St. Louis market this spring.

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St. Louis company aims to transform nation's railroad ties using recycled material

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:40:00 -0600

Freshly armed with performance-based tax credits, NICE Rail Products looks to develop rail ties out of recycled plastic and never-before-recycled fiberglass.

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Cardinals invest in competitive video gaming

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:30:00 -0600

The baseball team was part of a $38 million capital raise for a company investing in the growing entertainment segment.

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Apartments planned for Ittner-designed Lyon School in St. Louis

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:30:00 -0600

The project is the latest from developers stepping up to turn the admired turn-of-the-20th-century schools into living space.

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Enterprise ends car rental discount for NRA members

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:30:00 -0600

The Clayton-based company tweeted: "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be March 26."

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General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0600

General Mills is buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products, a competitor to Nestle Purina PetCare, in a deal valued at about $8 billion.

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The journey towards higher education

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Each year, BJC HealthCare team members donate books to incoming third‐graders attending public schools in areas where BJC has a hospital or a significant presence. Entering its third year, the BJC Book Brigade has provided more than 47,000 third‐graders with…

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First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:51:14 -0600

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company will stop producing credit cards for the National Rifle Association in response to customer feedback, a spokesman said Thursday.

Hazelwood council withholds support for low-income senior development

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:45:00 -0600

The development is planned on 3.7 acres at 3746 Dunn Road.

Top 11 Ways To Cut Your Taxes This Year

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:00:00 -0600

MoneyTipsTaxes again? Didn't we just give the government tax money last year?Indeed we did, as we do every year. However, you can give the government less of your money by taking advantage of all the legal tax savings for which…

Chesterfield shopping center sold for $9 million

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:35:00 -0600

Scott Properties, a local commercial real estate firm with more than 2 million square feet of office, medical and retail space in the area under management, has acquired an 85,183-square-foot shopping plaza for $9 million.

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Hazelwood, county asked to chip in for massive sports complex at mall site

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:30:00 -0600

Big Sports Properties is pitching their project in Hazelwood after a plan to build in Chesterfield fell apart in June.

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Update on Coldwater Creek cleanup is tonight, comes as spotlight brightens on radioactivity in area

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:15:00 -0600

The meeting is the first since an additional area of contamination was identified and coincides with high-profile developments bringing attention to the area's radioactive waste.

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Considering An Investment Property? New Tax Law Means It's Time To Buy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0600

MoneyTipsBy Ryan Coon, CEO and co-founder of RentalutionsWhile the unusually fast push-through of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act raised eyebrows around the country, potential real estate investors have reason to cheer now that it's passed. The law, which will…

Argentine farmers, seed companies strike royalties deal

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:01:00 -0600

BUENOS AIRES • Argentine farmers have agreed to pay perpetual royalties when they replant genetically modified seeds made by companies like Monsanto Co., two industry groups told Reuters, a deal that could allow farmers access to the newest biotechnology.

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U.S. jobless claims drop to near 45-year low

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:56:00 -0600

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 45-year low last week, pointing to strong job growth in February, which should continue to underpin the economy.

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Buffett letter may tout optimism as broader market worries ebb

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:01:00 -0600

In last year's annual letter, Warren Buffett touted the country's "economic dynamism" and "miraculous" achievements over its 240-year history. The year before, he called newborn American babies "the luckiest crop in history."

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Illinois launches loan program for rural entrepreneurs

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0600

$500 million in new money will be used to grant entrepreneurs loans through the Access to Capital Community Uplift Program.

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St. Charles man stole $337,000 in medical equipment from Earth City firm, charges say

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:30:00 -0600

Julio C. Villa was charged Tuesday with one felony count of stealing medical supplies over three years.

Video: Fixed-Rate Vs. Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 -0600

MoneyTipsWhat is the difference between a fixed-rate mortgage and an adjustable-rate mortgage? Which is a better choice for you? Watch C2 Financial Mortgage Advisor Casey Fleming explain which mortgage type is best under different circumstances.MoneyTips is happy to help you…

Treasury seeks changes in the way U.S. handles troubled banks

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:45:00 -0600

The Treasury Department said the orderly liquidation authority could be altered, but should be kept in place as an emergency tool

St. Charles council OKs plan for 240 new homes near north side of I-70

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:58:00 -0600

The Lombardo Homes development will be built on former farmland that is one of the largest remaining chunks of green space in St. Charles County's heavily built-up eastern end. The area is between Zumbehl and Truman roads.

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Grains mixed, livestock mixed

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:38:28 -0600

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

Sales of U.S. homes fall year over year by most in 3½ years

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:04:00 -0600

U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale.

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Should Couples File Taxes Jointly or Separately?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0600

MoneyTipsMarried couples have the choice of filing their taxes jointly or separately. What is the best option for you and your spouse? Generally, it is to file jointly – but there are several factors to consider before making your choice.Obviously,…

New co-working spaces offer women career and child-care help

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:40:00 -0600

Nationally, co-working spaces for women have opened in cities including St. Louis, which boasts the Rise Collaborative Workspace for female entrepreneurs.

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Travel firm Priceline to change its name

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:11:00 -0600

Online travel services company Priceline Group Inc. on Wednesday said it is changing its name to Booking Holdings Inc. to align with its larger business,

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Express Scripts, Walgreens Boots Alliance expand group purchasing efforts

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:11:00 -0600

The work will be supported by ValoremRx Specialty Solutions, which will source specialty pharmaceuticals to simplify the global supply chain and lower costs for patients and clients.Reuters contributed to this report.

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How to buy Bunge? Investors say ADM would likely issue equity

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:01:00 -0600

Archer Daniels Midland Co. would need to issue equity to help finance a proposed takeover of rival Bunge Ltd., which has its North American headquarters in Chesterfield.

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St. Louis County to examine aid for youth sports complex at Hazelwood mall

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:45:00 -0600

Former newscaster Dan Buck's plan for a youth sports complex looking for St. Louis County to help turn dying Hazelwood mall into youth sports complex.

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Joe Reagan out as St. Louis Regional Chamber CEO

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:00 -0600

The head of the regional civic and business group spent much of last summer fending off accusations of mismanagement and creating a hostile work environment.

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Centene says subsidiary will no longer provide drugs for Missouri executions

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:40:00 -0600

Centene subsidiary had been outed as pharmacy that supplies drugs for state's executions

U.S. short-term borrowing costs rise to highest since 2008

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:38:00 -0600

Concerns about an expected surge in federal borrowing have escalated because of the GOP's tax legislation.

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NTSB asks FAA to look at carry-on bags during emergencies

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:10:32 -0600

CHICAGO (AP) — A number of passengers aboard an American Airlines flight that caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in 2016 refused to leave behind their carry-on bags in one of four incidents in the past several years in…

Why the 2018 Tax Deadline Was Moved to April 17

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:00:00 -0600

MoneyTipsFor three years in a row, Americans are going to get a little extra time to file their taxes, thanks to a holiday that may be completely unknown to you. In 2018, the tax-filing deadline will be April 17 thanks…

Taco Bell cashier out after putting racial slur on receipt

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:26:00 -0600

Taco Bell says the franchisee is retraining staff at the restaurant and management has apologized directly to the customer.

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Developer to resubmit Missouri Bluffs subdivision plan with changes

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:15:00 -0600

As a result, the issue has been removed from the agenda for Tuesday night's county Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Clayco, CRG behind massive office development planned in Creve Coeur

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:45:00 -0600

CRG, the St. Louis-based development firm led by Bob Clark, is close to moving forward with a new office development near Olive Boulevard and Interstate 270 in St. Louis County.

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UAW moves beyond auto industry to colleges, expands by nearly 70,000 members

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:37:00 -0600

The diversified membership keeps the union strong in size and money, providing financial resources — such as a healthy strike fund — that benefits the UAW overall.

St. Elizabeth's Hospital CEO resigns

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:21:00 -0600

St. Elizabeth's Hospital CEO Peggy Sebastian has resigned. Her departure is effective immediately, according to officials.

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Is America Charging Too Much On Its Credit Card?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0600

MoneyTipsExcessive Borrowing – Bad for Countries As Well As People?If you continue to run a balance on your credit card every month, eventually your overspending will catch up with you. Collective interest charges will send you into a debt spiral…

Washington University gets $12 million donation toward Koch Center for Family Business

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:27:00 -0600

The family business program, which is part of the university's Olin Business School, was created in April 2016 and had been funded, in part, by a four-year, $1.09-million gift from Roger and Fran Koch and Paul and Elke Koch.

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General Motors confirms new vehicle for Kansas plant

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:24:07 -0600

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — General Motors says it will build a new vehicle at its plant in Kansas City, Kansas.

JPMorgan says inflation, rising wages good for stocks

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:58:00 -0600

Since the release of U.S. consumer price index data last week, global equity benchmarks have been rising.

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9 Tax Breaks For The Young

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:00:00 -0600

MoneyTipsCongratulations! You've got your first major job. Unfortunately, you've also got new tax obligations. Welcome to the workforce.You probably want to deal with your taxes as quickly as possible. Most people do, regardless of their age. Unfortunately, if you breeze…

Future smart homes will have roll-up TVs, a brain-wave bath

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:30:00 -0600

Smart refrigerators will help reduce waste by letting you know when the carrots in your fridge are about to go bad, and offer several recipes for them to boot.

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Dogtown apartments project gets $20 million in financing

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:45:00 -0600

The project, which will include 100 apartments and approximately 16,000 square feet of retail on street level, was reported to cost $25 million overall.

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Free Items Could Cost You A Fortune

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0600

MoneyTipsYou've been presented with a free trial offer for a product or service that you find interesting. Why wouldn't you take advantage of it? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns you to proceed with caution, because some free trial offers…

Startup developing treatment of cancerous tumors gets $3 million investment

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:30:00 -0600

The money will be used to advance Unleash's lead patented programs, which are viral-based biologics developed to attack cancerous tumors.

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Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:15:00 -0600

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.

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Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:01:00 -0600

Regulators globally have raised the alarm over cryptocurrencies, saying they may aid money laundering and terrorist financing, hurt consumers and undermine trust in the global financial system.

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The Uprooting: Tight clamp on immigration hits Missouri farm town

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:30:00 -0600

About 260,000 Salvadoran immigrants on Temporary Protected Status recently found out that they need to quickly come up with a new plan to stay in the U.S. or go back to Central America in 2019. They've lived and worked in…

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Lending discrimination, redlining still plague St. Louis, new data show

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:30:00 -0600

Prospective borrowers struggle to qualify for conventional mortgage loans in some areas, including north of Delmar.

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