Posts Tagged: economy


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


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...

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...

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...

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...