The Missouri Department of Labor will increase the minimum wage to $7.50 per hour from $7.35 on January 1. The 15 cent increase follows a 2006 ballot measure where Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved cost of living increases for the state minimum wage. As prices of everyday goods -- including ... More >>
The progressive think tank Center for American Progress just released an exhaustive, nation-wide analysis of women's treatment in the U.S. titled "The State of Women in America."
St. Louis: Losing fewer young people since 2007!It's been the conventional wisdom for years, if not decades: College-educated young people are fleeing old "rust-belt" cities like St. Louis for warmer, sunnier and more stylish metropolises. Politicians have filled newspaper op-ed pages with essays ... More >>
A new study has some good news for the St. Louis region. The Brookings Institution reports that the economic output here for the last three months of 2009 grew at a rate of 2.1 percent, ahead of the national average of 1.6 percent. Meanwhile, as recounted today in the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis was ... More >>
Crosby Kemper IIIDaily RFT received a call today from a source claiming to have intimate knowledge of the embezzlement investigation at the conservative think tank Show-Me Institute. The source tells us that the amount of money missing from the institution may reach as high as $1.2 million, with ... More >>
Per the blog Whose Voice Is That? (via a Tweet from NYTimes media writer David Carr), the film Up in the Air contains a hitherto unnoticed subplot:Budweiser's quest for Coors! Writes WVIT?'s anonymous blogging voice:Up in the Air focuses on Ryan Bingam -- played by George Clooney -- a corporat ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/lambdachialphaJohn C. DanforthChristmas came about nine days early to Washington University this year when the Danforth Foundation donated $30 million to establish a new center to examine the role of religion in politics in the United States.The new center, called, unsurprisingl ... More >>
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