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Charter Communications shown at former company headquarters in Town and Country, Missouri on May 26, 2015, has proposed a three-way merger with cable and broadband providers, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Stenger ‘Optimistic’ About Charter’s St. Louis Jobs

He says his staff was on the phone with Charter executives as soon as news of the purchase broke Tuesday morning.

05/27/2015

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Missouri Lawmakers OK Office to Advocate for Military Bases

A measure that would create a new office to coordinate Missouri’s efforts to retain military bases is headed to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk.

05/13/2015

File photo of an inmate in handcuffs. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

New St. Louis Initiative for Ex-Cons Includes Jobs

What’s been dubbed an “unprecedented” effort to keep ex-cons from going back to prison is starting in St. Louis.

04/30/2015

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STL-Based Tech Training Program Leads to Multi-Million Dollar Federal Effort

The $100 million federal TechHire initiative hopes to train more people for jobs in the technology field. TechHire is modeled in part on LaunchCode, a program that began in St. Louis.

03/10/2015

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State Officials, Missourians Show Support for Fort Leonard Wood

“If the proposal went through as it is, I mean, that’s 59 percent of the permanent positions at Fort Leonard Wood,” Kander says.

03/03/2015

Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Ferguson Attracts Large Pool of Applicants to Police Jobs

About 1,000 people applied for a vacant dispatcher’s job, and 50 to 60 people applied for two vacant patrol officer jobs.

02/18/2015

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Says He’s Against ‘Right to Work’ Laws and Doesn’t Want Them in Illinois

Durbin says if the result of a right-to-work law is reducing pay and preventing employees from collectively bargaining over workplace conditions, the idea “doesn’t do workers any favors.”

02/09/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Says His Agenda Will Make Illinois More Competitive

“We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children’s education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state’s most vulnerable,” Rauner told members of the General Assembly.”

02/04/2015

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Illinois Jobless Rate Falls to 6.4 Percent

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state’s unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent.

12/18/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and other officials turn dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony at Boeing Aircraft in Hazelwood, Missouri on December 16, 2014. The new plant will make parts for the new Boeing 777X passenger aircraft with production to begin in 2017.  UPI/Bill  Greenblatt

Boeing Breaks Ground Today, Adding Hundreds of Jobs to Region

Gov. Jay Nixon, legislative leaders and Boeing officials hold a groundbreaking ceremony today to begin construction on an expansion that will bring more than 700 new skilled-labor jobs to the region.

12/16/2014

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