Posts Tagged: economy

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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China’s Strategy To Surpass US Has Succeeded

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Report: RadioShack to close all stores, sell half to Sprint

(KTRS) – Radio Shack has been selling communication equipment since 1921, but according to Bloomberg, the retail chain will not be celebrating a...
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GM pickup production in Wentzville a boon for other plants

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Production of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at the General Motors plant in Wentzville is providing an e...
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Illinois jobless rate holds steady in October

CHICAGO (AP) – State officials say the Illinois unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent in October as private-sector hiring slowed. The Dep...
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Governor Nixon announced plan to employ 2,000 area teens

WELLSTON, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced a plan that aims to help 2,000 young people from low-income St. Louis-area families f...