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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in January than in December, a sign that hiring should remain steady in coming months.
 
The Labor Department says employers posted 3.9 million job openings, up 1.5 percent from December. That is still below November's nearly six-year high of 4.1 million, the first month that openings topped 4 million since March 2008.
 
The job market may be emerging from a winter slump. Employers added 175,000 jobs in February, the government said last week. That was much higher than in December and January, when cold weather lowered job growth.
 
Total hiring slipped 0.9 percent to 4.5 million in January. That hiring total might sound like a lot, but in a healthy job market, roughly 5 million people are hired each month.
 
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St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Jordair Jett is collecting more awards. Jett was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year.

 

He was selected by a vote of the conference's head coaches ahead of this week's A-10 Championship. Jett was also named First Team A-10 along with Dwayne Evans. Coach Jim Crews was named the A-10 Coach of the Year for the second season in-a-row. For the season, Jett averaged nearly 14 points-per-game and almost 5 assists per-game.

 

He is the first Billiken to snag the Player of the Year honor since 1981.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri appeals court panel has upheld the financial estimate for a potential ballot initiative seeking to reinstate campaign contribution limits.
 
The ruling Tuesday by the Western District appellate court overturns a decision made last year by Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem.
 
The proposed initiative would limit contributions to $2,600 per election for candidates for governor, judgeships, the Legislature and other offices. It would ban contributions by corporations and labor unions to candidates or political parties.
 
The financial summary prepared by the auditor's office says the impact on state and local revenues is unknown. The appeals court said that's sufficient.
 
Beetem had ordered that to be revised to incorporate an opponent's estimate that the contribution limits could reduce tax revenues by millions of dollars.
 
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A woman who was the victim of an infamous kidnapping in Utah will visit Columbia on Friday to speak at the University of Missouri.
 
Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped at age 14 by a homeless street preacher and spent nine months in captivity before being discovered with her two captors in Utah. She released her memoir in October 2013.
 
Smart is now an advocate for abducted and missing children. She will appear at a Friday afternoon book signing at the campus bookstore before her evening lecture at Jesse Auditorium.
 
Admission to the lecture is free for students with a university ID and $10 for members of the public.
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