The new figures, which are not seasonally adjusted, show 11,414 people in St. Louis City are unemployed, a rate of 8.2 percent.
In preparation for this season’s first winter storm Ameren Missouri opened its Emergency Operations Center Wednesday evening.
State agriculture officials say about 1,450 pounds of possibly contaminated beef and pork products have been returned to a southwest Missouri processor.
Birenbaum says the city will continue to be a restaurant destination but two other groups are growing: independent boutiques and food purveyors.
Swedish furniture giant IKEA, long rumored to be considering a St. Louis store, announced Wednesday morning that it is opening its first Missouri location in St. Louis.
Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, says he is hearing a lot of feedback from different groups who are worried about the cost.
The Senate bill passed with only two Senators opposing the measure. The House bill passed unanimously.
St. Louis leaders are urging Missouri lawmakers to approve incentives for Boeing to build a new commercial airplane in their region.
The House voted 62-53 in favor of the plan, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he will sign it. The Senate approved the measure 30-24 just minutes earlier.
Last-minute shoppers who turn to the Internet will pay even more for all the gifts – about $173,000.