U.S. Economy

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    May 1, 2014
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    January 31, 2014

    Searching for a Job? Better Move to Wentzville

    Sorry, St. Louis, but if you need a job, you're better off in St. Charles County or a western suburb. NerdWallet published a list of the best Missouri cities for job hunters this week, and the numbers are clear: Go west, young man. (Or woman.)

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    October 4, 2012
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    July 12, 2012
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    July 3, 2012

    Review Preview: Go! Gyro! Go! and Feed Me Banh Mi

    This week, I'm back on the food-truck beat, checking out Go! Gyro! Go! (@GoGyroGo; 314-496-3970) and Feed Me Banh Mi (@FeedMeTruck; 314-299-2900). The stretch of North Broadway south of Olive Street is an acutely bland corridor of downtown, fifty shades of gray and then some. There looms the Feder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    St. Louis Fed: The Crisis In Greece Could Happen Here

    The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank (one of 12 such regional banks in our nation) does cool stuff sometimes. One of its missions is to "disseminate economic research that is useful to a wide range of audiences, including the general public." Hence this simple video primer on the crisis in Greece, and ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    PHOTOS: OccupySTL Brings Out Dozens to Protest Economic Disparity

    ​Downtown St. Louis saw dozens of protesters this weekend marching outside the Federal Reserve, Bank of America, Kiener Plaza and other landmarks.OccupySTL was a smaller version of Occupy Wall Street, a massive demonstration in New York City that resulted in some 700 arrests over the weekend. Prot ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    What Does Gay Marriage and the Economy Have In Common?

    Ministers, justices of the peace, cake bakers, license clerks: A few folks who could see job growth.​In a move heralded by same-sex couples across the nation, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder informed Congress yesterday that the Obama administration would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Missouri Legislators Out to Screw Restaurant Workers

    Jennifer SilverbergThe Bleeding Deacon Public House: Owner Michael McLaughlin stands up for servers' right to a decent wage.​Over at Daily RFT, blogmeister Chad Garrison has a post about the various ways in which some Missouri legislators are attempting to undermine the already tenuous livelih ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Food Safety Law Leads to Food Tracking Frenzy

    Now that the federal food safety law is in effect, the Washington Post looks at what food producers are doing to meet new criteria for food traceability. The law requires all parts of the food distribution chain to be able to quickly trace where food items came from through electronic records to ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining of Mildly Hopeful Economic Indicators

    The Missouri Department of Economic Development is out with its latest jobs report. The Bad News?Missouri lost 6,400 non-farm payroll jobs in February. About a quarter million Missourians were jobless last month. Our unemployment rate inched up from 8.1 in January to 8.3 in February. Our unemploymen ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 3.10

    A Minnesota company is the first to sell an E. coli vaccine for cattle. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)The FDA wants a better way to find the source of salmonella outbreaks. (AP)U.S. consumers are changing how they shop for meat, looking for sales and stocking up. (Supermarket News)

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    March 6, 2009

    Friday, March 6: Morning's Newz

    The Labor Department just released unemployment figures for February. Employers cut 651,000 jobs in the month bringing the national unemployment figure to 8.1 percent -- the highest in 25 years.But, hey, the good news? You'll soon have a chance to make up for your lost income. Pinnacle says it's on ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.14

    In today's news: Whole Foods asks for help, Canada says OK to new meat labeling and a critic enters the kitchen

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    November 18, 2008

    "End the Fed!" Protest Set for Saturday

    Admittedly, the workings of globalization, the Federal Reserve and international economics aren't as easy to grasp as the concept of a same-sex marriage, but for the second week in a row, there will be a protest in St. Louis. The latest uproar goes after the Federal Reserve Bank, and Saturday is b ... More >>

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    October 5, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 10/5

    The recall of E. coli-tainted Topps Meat Co. meat began September 25. The FDA knew about the contamination on September 7. Understandable concern about the delay. (New York Times) The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas thinks higher food prices might be here to stay. ... More >>