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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Legislation awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon seeks to comply with federal mandates for Missouri's unemployment benefits system.

The measure also could make it more difficult for workers to receive jobless benefits if they are let go after an unapproved absence or if they knowingly violate a company rule.

The legislation would broaden the definition of what constitutes "misconduct." Jobless benefits can be denied to workers who lose their position because of misbehavior.

The unemployment legislation also includes changes aimed at complying with requirements from the federal government. Failing to comply could cost employers more than $800 million in federal tax credits while state government could lose a couple hundred million dollars for programs.

Lawmakers gave the legislation final approval before adjourning last week.

 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 13:46
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Tickets from the "Cards Win, You Save" campaign are already sold out.

For every win between May 13-19, the team knocked three dollars off the price of Outfield Pavilion and Terrace level seats. Well the Cards tallied three wins during the span, making the tickets, normally priced at $19, only $4.

The tickets went on sale Wednesday at 10AM and by 11:15, they were sold out. 

 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 13:16
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Work on the Bridgeton landfill begins today now that drier weather is forecast.  Heavy rain prevented repairs for two days to get rid of an odor coming from the landfill. Homeowners who live nearby are staying in a hotel.  

Operators of the landfill believe removing concrete pipes will help eliminate a strong odor that is bothering residents who live near the landfill that sits near Lambert Airport in suburban St. Louis. But the removal process, expected to last through mid-June, is also expected to temporarily make the smell worse.

 

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CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for an 87-year-old grandmother who accuses Donald Trump of cheating her in a condo deal has told jurors the "Apprentice" star lied on the witness stand.

The accusation came as closing arguments began Wednesday in the week-old trial in Chicago.

Plaintiff attorney Shelly Kulwin told jurors Trump stepped on the stand before them "to lie, evade and spout infomercials."

His voice rising, he portrayed the case as a battle between an honest woman and a powerful billionaire. He said only in other countries are the powerful guaranteed to prevail at trial. He boomed, "Not in America!"

Jacqueline Goldberg alleges that Trump cheated her when she bought properties at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago. Trump has denied the allegations.

Jurors will withdraw to deliberate later Wednesday.

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