Posts Tagged: economy

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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...
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Illinois’ jobless rate drops again in September

CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment in the state continued to drop in September, falling to 6.6 perc...
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Obama turns to economy with Illinois speech

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will deliver an economic address this week seeking to promote the recovery as the campaign season heads...
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Study finds wide gap in statistics between races

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new study has found a wide gap in economic and health indicators when it comes to race in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis P...
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Missouri loses jobs, unemployment rate drops

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A new report shows Missouri’s unemployment rate dipped slightly last month while the state lost 3,100 nonfarm j...
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Unemployment rate drops in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois’ drop in unemployment is a sign that his policies addressing the state’s business climat...
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Aldi to hire for two stores

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Aldi grocery store is looking for employees for a pair of St. Louis area locations. The grocery chain will be holding a h...
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Missouri sees modest consumer spending increase

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new federal report shows modest consumer spending increases in Missouri as the state’s economy continues to improve fiv...