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Forbes Lists St. Louis Among Most Affordable Cities In U.S.

St. Louis ranks 13th because of affordable housing and low prices for food, utilities and gas.

03/13/2014

Photo: Getty/William Thomas Cain

Seniors Protest Possible Social Security Change

Seniors stood outside the federal courthouse to protest connecting Social Security cost-of-living increases to chained Consumer Price Index.

07/02/2013

Lake of the Ozarks

Missouri Ranks High on ‘Best States for Retirement’ List

Missouri comes in as the eleventh-best retirement state, ahead of Florida and Arizona. Illinois is listed as number 20.

05/25/2013

Illinois State Capitol 2, Getty Images, photo by Henryk Sadura

Illinois State Pension Cuts in Limbo

The state has an unfunded pension liability north of $80 billion, and lawmakers and the governor are looking at ways to reduce that.

07/09/2012

Migrant Workers Employed On Colorado's Largest Organic Farm

Minimum Wage, Payday Loan Petitions Submitted

Supporters of raising Missouri’s minimum wage and limiting payday loans submitted petitions Sunday to get the separate measures on the November ballot, beating this weekend’s deadline to turn in signatures.

05/06/2012

Springfield, IL

Illinois Lawmakers Try to Deal with Employee Pensions

The president of the Illinois Senate is out with his proposal to reform state employees’ pensions.

03/20/2012

Chicago 4, Getty Images, Garron Nicholls

Apartment Living Becoming Unaffordable

The foreclosure crisis pushed rental prices higher, which has spelled disaster for some renters.

03/14/2012

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