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Dow, DuPont try more divestments in seeking merger approval

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK/February 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Dow Chemical and DuPont say they’re willing to make more business divestments as a way to nudge European regulators who remain wary of their proposed merger. The companies plan to join in a $62 billion deal and then break apart into three separate, publicly traded companies. The companies would […]The post Dow, DuPont try more divestments in seeking merger approval appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

GM in the fast lane, easily tops expectations

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http://www.stl.news - DETROIT/February 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — General Motors’ net profit fell just under 3 percent last year but the company still made a $9.4 billion on the back of its U.S. money machine. A record $12 billion pretax profit in North America will mean big checks for 52,000 union workers. They’ll get a record $12,000 each, […]The post GM in the fast lane, easily tops expectations appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Is it tough being a kid? Try being a president’s kid

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/February 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — If it’s tough being a kid, try being a “first kid” — the child of an American president. Just ask President Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea. Or President George W. Bush’s twins, Jenna and Barbara. And now, President Donald Trump’s youngest child, Barron, is finding out. Ten-year-old Barron was the target […]The post Is it tough being a kid? Try being a president’s kid appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Launching Pad for Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at Lucas Park Grille

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http://www.stl.news - Mardi Gras Pub Crawl 2017 ST. LOUIS, MO/February 5, 2017 (STL.News) Mardi Gras Pub Crawl – Mardi Gras is a grand time within the city of St. Louis (STL).  STL throws among the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States.  City officials say it is the largest outside of New Orleans, which could be the […]The post Launching Pad for Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at Lucas Park Grille appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide

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http://www.stl.news - SEATTLE/February 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A federal judge’s order blocking President Donald Trump’s ban on admitting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries or any refugees left authorities and advocates wondering what to do Saturday with the people who finally got visas to come to America, only to be turned away. The White House said it […]The post US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Congress kills rule forcing payment disclosures by companies

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/February 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Payment Disclosures — Congress has passed legislation ending an Obama-era regulation that’s required oil and gas companies to disclose payments to the U.S. or foreign governments for commercial development. The Senate gave final congressional approval to measure Friday 52-47 in an unusual vote that began before dawn. President Donald Trump is […]The post Congress kills rule forcing payment disclosures by companies appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Jitters over Trump keep weigh on global stock markets

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http://www.stl.news - LONDON/February 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stock markets were uneven Thursday as investors shied away from riskier assets amid renewed concerns over U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was flat at 11,663 while the CAC 40 in France rose 0.2 percent to 4,805. The FTSE 100 index of leading British […]The post Jitters over Trump keep weigh on global stock markets appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Senator: Army Corps told to approve Dakota pipeline easement

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http://www.stl.news - BISMARCK, N.D./February 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The acting secretary of the Army has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to allow construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir, a North Dakota senator said, the latest twist in the months-long legal battle over the $3.8 billion project. The Standing Rock Sioux, whose […]The post Senator: Army Corps told to approve Dakota pipeline easement appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Pfizer misses 4Q profit forecasts

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK/January 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Pfizer Inc. (PFE) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $775 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had profit of 13 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 47 cents per share. The […]The post Pfizer misses 4Q profit forecasts appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Google launches fund that could donate $4M to ACLU, others

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http://www.stl.news - MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA/January 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Google launches — Google has created a crisis fund that could raise up to $4 million for four immigrant rights organizations. Google has confirmed a USA Today report that it is funding an initial $2 million for the fund that can be matched with up to $2 million in […]The post Google launches fund that could donate $4M to ACLU, others appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

23: Serena Williams sets major record with win over Venus

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http://www.stl.news - MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)(STL.News) — Serena Williams held up a Grand Slam winner’s trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivaled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from Michael Jordan, the name most synonymous with No. 23. Venus Williams got to watch from close range again, and shed […]The post 23: Serena Williams sets major record with win over Venus appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

John Hurt, Oscar nominated for “The Elephant Man” dies at 77

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http://www.stl.news - LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — The versatile actor Sir John Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in “The Elephant Man,” terrify them in “Alien,” and spoof that very same scene in “Spaceballs,” has died. He was 77. Hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, died Friday in London according to his agent Charles McDonald. Twice nominated for […]The post John Hurt, Oscar nominated for “The Elephant Man” dies at 77 appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.