Posts Tagged: economy

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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