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Hiring rises in 11 US states last month, gains widely spread

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared with January and was mostly unchanged in the other 39, as stronger U.S. job gains benefited most of the country. Still, pockets of weakness remained. Job gains in February were most robust in states outside the coastal regions that have fared […]The post Hiring rises in 11 US states last month, gains widely spread appeared first on STL.News.

Stocks mixed ahead of US vote seen as Trump bellwether

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http://www.stl.news - TOKYO/March 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday, as investors awaited a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for President Donald Trump’s ability to deliver on campaign promises of tax and regulatory reforms. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX was up 0.4 percent at 11,949 and […]The post Stocks mixed ahead of US vote seen as Trump bellwether appeared first on STL.News.

Global shares tumble on jitters over Trump reform agenda

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/March 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stock markets fell Wednesday, with Tokyo tumbling more than 2 percent, as jitters over U.S. President Donald Trump’s ability to deliver on his reform agenda darkened sentiment. German’s DAX lost 0.7 percent and the CAC 40 in France fell 0.8 percent, while futures showed U.S. stocks were […]The post Global shares tumble on jitters over Trump reform agenda appeared first on STL.News.

Oregon and Quinnipiac crash women’s Sweet 16 field

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Oregon and Quinnipiac are crashing the Sweet 16. The two double-digit seeds joined a field of mostly top seeds in the women’s regional semifinals that will be played next weekend. It’s no shock that No. 1s UConn, Baylor, South Carolina and Notre Dame made it out of the first weekend. Seeing […]The post Oregon and Quinnipiac crash women’s Sweet 16 field appeared first on STL.News.

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

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http://www.stl.news - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — The first three days of this year’s NCAA Tournament lacked the drama and multitude of upsets the previous few tournaments had, more March Meh-ness than madness. A scintillating Sunday of games jolted the tournament to life like a triple shot of espresso. The madness is back in March. North Carolina, the […]The post NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16 appeared first on STL.News.

UK police simulate Thames hijacking in anti-terror exercise

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http://www.stl.news - LONDON/March 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Anti-Terror Exercise— British police in inflatable powerboats have boarded a River Thames cruise boat as part of an exercise simulating the hijacking of a tourist vessel in London. The Metropolitan Police force says Sunday’s training exercise is designed to test the emergency services’ response to “a marauding terrorist attack.” It’s the […]The post UK police simulate Thames hijacking in anti-terror exercise appeared first on STL.News.

How a school bomb-scare case sparked a media-vs.-FBI fight

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/March 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The young hacker was told in no uncertain terms: You are safe with me. “I am not trying to find out your true identity,” AP journalist Norm Weatherill assured the teenager in an online chat. “As a member of the Press, I would rather not know who you are as […]The post How a school bomb-scare case sparked a media-vs.-FBI fight appeared first on STL.News.

New Quik Trip Planned For Maryland Heights, While Push For Lake District Development Continues

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http://www.stl.news - MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO/March 17, 2017 (STL.News) Plans are in the works to build a new Quik Trip in Maryland Heights. The proposed development is still in the zoning process with the Maryland Heights Planning and Zoning Committee. The plan calls for building the Quik Trip at 12200 Dorsett Road. A public hearing on this QT proposal […]The post New Quik Trip Planned For Maryland Heights, While Push For Lake District Development Continues appeared first on STL.News.

A look at Thursday’s opening day of the NCAA Tournament

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http://www.stl.news - (STL.News) A look at some interesting things in Thursday’s opening round the NCAA Tournament: ___ CHANCE TO REPEAT Villanova comes into the tournament not only as the overall No. 1 seed but as defending champion. No champion has repeated since Florida in 2007. “I think pressure is pressure, so you want to embrace it and […]The post A look at Thursday’s opening day of the NCAA Tournament appeared first on STL.News.

Trump earned $153m and paid $36.5m in taxes in 2005

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/March 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to newly disclosed tax documents. The pages from Trump’s federal tax return show the then-real estate […]The post Trump earned $153m and paid $36.5m in taxes in 2005 appeared first on STL.News.

Tight budgets could complicate Sessions’ vow to fight crime

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/March 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising his Justice Department will lead the charge in helping cities fight violent crime, and police chiefs are ready with their wish-lists. More technology to trace guns after shootings. More grant money. More intelligence analysts to help dismantle gangs. More protective gear and equipment. As […]The post Tight budgets could complicate Sessions’ vow to fight crime appeared first on STL.News.

Conway suggests surveillance of Trump went beyond phones

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/March 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is suggesting that alleged government surveillance of Donald Trump during his campaign may have gone beyond the president’s accusation that former President Barack Obama had his phones tapped. Conway tells New Jersey’s Bergen County Record (http://usat.ly/2midV4y) “there are many ways to surveil each other.” […]The post Conway suggests surveillance of Trump went beyond phones appeared first on STL.News.