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People take cover from tear gas inside a McDonald's restaurant after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer was attacked by police August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his August 9, death.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

U.S. Senators Asking for Federal Help for Damaged Ferguson Businesses

Missouri’s U.S. senators are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to seek federal help for businesses damaged during violent protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old.

08/22/2014

Police stand guard along West Florissant Avenue to prevent a repeat of the unrest that followed the recent death of Michael Brown. August 21, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Businesses Suffering After Unrest

Sales are taking a major nosedive at businesses located in the Ferguson riot zone.

08/22/2014

Voluteers help the owners of Sam's Meat Market clean up after their business was looted during another night of rioting following protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Looters ransacked several businesses for several hours as police held a position nearby with military grade weapons and armored personnel carriers (APC). Violent outbreaks have taken place almost nightly in Ferguson since the shooting death of Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Insurance Policies Should Cover Damaged Ferguson Businesses

Those Ferguson businesses that have been damaged during the unrest, and even some that haven’t, should be able to recover losses through insurance.

08/21/2014

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Mehlville Couple Assaulted By Armed Home Invaders

Police say robbers took cash but also demanded alarm codes to businesses owned by couple.

12/24/2012

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East St. Louis To Add Weekend Police Patrols

Corporate donations will pay for the overtime.

03/23/2012

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Illinois House Rejects Tax Relief for Businesses

House and Senate adjourned their special session until negotiators come up with a new proposal.

11/29/2011

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Durbin: Lawmakers Should Pay Large Companies to Stay

Durbin suggests lowering corporate taxes as much as possible to make Illinois more business friendly.

06/13/2011

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Business Bankruptcies on Decline

There were 52 business bankruptcy cases filed January through March of this year.

04/14/2011

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Storm Shuts Down Several Businesses

Inclement weather has suspended operations at several businesses and government offices in and around the St. Louis region.

02/01/2011

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