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Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Person of the Year – Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year. “It’s a great honor. It means a lot,” Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC’s “Today” show. The magazine’s managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, said on the program that Democrat Hillary Clinton was the […]The post Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Asian stocks follow Dow higher, European shares tepid

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http://www.stl.news - HONG KONG (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday following another record day on Wall Street, while European stocks wobbled in early trading, buffeted by more political and economic uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: European shares opened generally higher. France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 4,582.92 and Britain’s FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 6,743.48. Germany’s […]The post Asian stocks follow Dow higher, European shares tepid appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump’s decision, announced by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, […]The post Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) (Trump faces) — President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his “Thank you” tour and teased that he was about announce a surprise Cabinet pick. But shouts could be heard from several sections of the Ohio crowd: “No Romney! No Romney!” Trump’s administration selections have largely been cheered by […]The post Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Website seeks to match migrants with employers in Germany

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http://www.stl.news - BERLIN (AP)(STL.News) — A startup company in Berlin is trying to help integrate last year’s flood of migrants into the German workforce with a tailor-made online job market for new arrivals. The website www.MigrantHire.com was founded earlier this year by a mix of Germans and migrants, and operates with a staff of five volunteers out […]The post Website seeks to match migrants with employers in Germany appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Trump voter lost her home to new Treasury secretary

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink. She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington, D.C. And she knew Trump’s pick for Treasury_Steven Mnuchin_all too well. OneWest, a bank formerly owned by a […]The post Trump voter lost her home to new Treasury secretary appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Trump to take victory lap at factory, rally

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump is poised to take a victory lap on Thursday, appearing first in Indiana to salute workers at a factory that he made a campaign promise to save and then in Ohio on the first stop of a “Thank You Tour” to honor the supporters in states that gave […]The post Trump to take victory lap at factory, rally appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Rare ferrets settling in, making babies at new Colorado home

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http://www.stl.news - DENVER (AP) — Dozens of slinky, ferocious and rare ferrets are settling in and making babies at their new home in Colorado, one year after they were released at a wildlife refuge outside Denver. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service counted 47 endangered black-footed ferrets last month at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. […]The post Rare ferrets settling in, making babies at new Colorado home appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

First Data: Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales up 9 percent

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers put in a strong showing on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Holiday spending rose 9 percent Thursday and Friday combined, compared with the same two-day period last year, according to First Data. The bump was fueled by shoppers turning to online deals. E-commerce sales rose 10.8 percent for the two-day […]The post First Data: Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales up 9 percent appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Cuban-American millennials anticipate role in evolving Cuba

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http://www.stl.news - MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Isabella Prio was born in Miami, is 20 now and a junior at Boston College who fully expects to return to Cuba someday and help shape the island’s future.  But she’s never been to the country where her grandfather was once president and refuses to visit until it’s a democracy. Cherie Cancio, […]The post Cuban-American millennials anticipate role in evolving Cuba appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

The Latest: Green Party’s Stein files for Wisconsin recount

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition (all times EST): 4:55 p.m. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has filed a request for a recount with Wisconsin election officials. State Elections Commission Administrator Mike Haas said Stein filed the request around mid-afternoon Friday, about an hour and a half ahead of a […]The post The Latest: Green Party’s Stein files for Wisconsin recount appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Cubans in Miami: Revelry and reflection after Castro’s death

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http://www.stl.news - MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Within half an hour of the Cuban government’s official announcement that former President Fidel Castro had died, Miami’s Little Havana teemed with life — and cheers. Thousands of people banged pots with spoons, waved Cuban flags in the air and whooped in jubilation on Calle Ocho — 8th Street, and the heart […]The post Cubans in Miami: Revelry and reflection after Castro’s death appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.