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  • Blogs

    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.)

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    St. Louis Is the Third-Most Dangerous City

    Don't let any of those grumpy old guys tell you America doesn't manufacture anything these days -- no other country in the world cranks out as many internet lists as we do. It's our second-largest industry, after political shouting programs. At any rate, it's Thursday and according to something call ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    St. Louis Has Third-Worst Ranking for Black Employment

    ‚ÄčThe Economic Policy Institute yesterday released a study looking at unemployment rates by race in America. The institute ranked St. Louis as having the third-highest unemployment rate for African-Americans with 17.3 percent of local black residents without work in 2009 compared to 8.4 percent of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Local Talx Corp. Stirs Controversy in Contesting Jobless Claims, Says NY Times‚ÄčAt least one St. Louis enterprise is exploding in these dire economic days - though not without naysayers.Sunday's New York Times had a front-page story on Talx, a company headquartered near Westport Plaza that helps other companies -- including many in the Fortune 500 -- challenge unempl ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2009

    Whitey Morgan and the 78's

    9 p.m. Friday, November 20. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Missouri: Not as Dismally Horrible, Economically Speaking

    Some new economic indicators might just make this gorgeous Spring day even gorgeous-er: classroomclipart.comThe Missouri Department of Economic Development is out with its new jobs report. After a nine-month uptick in Missouri's unemployment rate, it actually went down in April. Plus, it's still bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>