Posts Tagged: economy


Illinois jobless rate drops in all metro areas

CHICAGO (AP) – State officials say unemployment dropped in March in each of Illinois’ metropolitan areas for the 13th consecutive month. T...

Stocks close the week on sour note

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. stocks are closing broadly lower following steep declines in Europe. Investors are worried that Greece may default on its d...

Governor Rauner wants to “rip the economic guts out of Indiana”

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants “rip the economic guts out of Indiana” He told the Chicago Tribune Edit...

March shows slump in U.S. economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, the U.S. economy’s strength has been flagging. Manufacturing slowed. Fewer homes were built. Cheaper gas failed ...

Illinois jobless rate reaches lowest level since 2008

CHICAGO (AP) – Unemployment continued to fall in Illinois in February, hitting 6 percent for the first time since 2008. The Illinois Department ...

Mayor signs incentive for veteran employment

ST. LOUIS – (KTRS) St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signed the Veterans Preference Bill into law today. The new law provides preferential treatment ...

Meeting to discuss proposed Fort Leonard Wood personnel cuts

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) — A town hall meeting is planned for next month to discuss the possibility of up to 5,400 personnel cuts at Fort Leonard...

Study finds St. Louis lagging in economic recovery

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Analysts with PNC Bank say the metropolitan St. Louis area is taking steps toward economic recovery, but not as fast as many ot...

Home Depot prepares to hire 1,000 in St. Louis area

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Home Depot stores in the St. Louis area are hiring up for spring. The home improvement chain is looking for seasonal work...

China’s Strategy To Surpass US Has Succeeded