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A barrel of blue and yellow colored shovels sit in wait for Tuesday's IKEA groundbreaking in St. Louis. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Industry Leaders Expect Construction Boom in St. Louis

They say even without an NFL stadium or a defense mapping headquarters the city will be in demand of construction employees.

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Tale of Two Cities – Report Shows Racial Divide in St. Louis

St. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.

07/29/2015

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Greek Americans in St. Louis Area Worry for Greek Economy

Greek Americans in St. Louis are feeling for family and friends in Greece, where unemployment has hit 25 percent and banks are allowing only small withdrawals.

07/07/2015

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May Unemployment Falls in Every Illinois Metro Area

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped again during May in all 15 Illinois metro areas. Three of those areas have returned to pre-recession employment levels.

06/25/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Missouri Gov. Nixon Vetoes Cuts to Unemployment Benefits

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a measure that would cut the weeks of unemployment benefits available to workers who lose their jobs.

05/05/2015

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Missouri House Sends Unemployment Benefit Cuts to Governor

A top business priority for Missouri Republicans is heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, but the measure did not get the number of votes needed to override a potential veto.

04/21/2015

WINNETKA, IL - MARCH 18: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bruce Rauner talks with reporters after voting in the Illinois primary election on March 18, 2014 in Winnetka, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Rauner: From ‘Right to Work Zones’ to ‘Opportunity Zones’

Bruce Rauner is now downplaying the “right-to-work zones” that were a part of his platform in the primary.

10/17/2014

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Missouri Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

The state Department of Economic Development said Tuesday the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in August from 6.5 percent in July.

09/16/2014

Louis Wilson holds up a sign during the Ferguson city council meeting on September 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The meeting was held at Greater Grace Church to accommodate the large crowd. Most residents used the meeting to express their anger at how the police and city council handled the shooting of teenager Michael Brown and the unrest that followed.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Job, Resource Fair to Be Held in Ferguson Saturday

The protests and riots in Ferguson highlighted what many already knew—residents in many North St. Louis county towns are facing unemployment, poverty and lack of educational achievement.

09/12/2014

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Report: St. Louis Mirrors U.S. in Economics

How closely does the St. Louis area mirror the nation as a whole?

08/29/2014

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