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Study finds new bacterial strain can contaminate shellfish

CONCORD, N.H. (AP)(STL.News) — Scientists studying oysters along the Atlantic Coast have discovered a critical clue to understanding why more seafood lovers are getting sick from eating shellfish. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found a new strain of the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the world’s leading culprit of contamination in shellfish that, when … Continue reading Study finds new bacterial strain can contaminate shellfish

With ‘love and joy,’ Jake Gyllenhaal opens Broadway theater

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Broadway welcomed a new theater Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Jake Gyllenhaal. The “Brokeback Mountain” and “Nightcrawler” star was on hand with a pair of oversize golden scissors to reopen the Hudson Theatre with “Sunday in the Park with George,” the venue’s first theatrical production in nearly 50 years. … Continue reading With ‘love and joy,’ Jake Gyllenhaal opens Broadway theater

Shaun White might compete in skateboarding at 2020 Olympics

(STL.News) The next Olympics are still a year away, and already, Shaun White is thinking about the games after that. And it has nothing to do with the halfpipe. The world’s best-known snowboarder tells The Associated Press he’s exploring competing at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in skateboarding, which will be added to the program for … Continue reading Shaun White might compete in skateboarding at 2020 Olympics

Trump criticism of Nordstrom raises conflict concern

NEW YORK/February 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Where the White House saw a father standing up for his daughter, an ethics expert saw an implicit threat. President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at Nordstrom, the latest company to draw his Twitter attention, saying the department store chain that decided to stop selling his daughter’s clothing and … Continue reading Trump criticism of Nordstrom raises conflict concern

New Nasdaq record on mixed day for US stocks as oil rebounds

NYC/February 8, 2017 (STL.News) Utilities, real estate and other big-dividend-paying companies led U.S. stocks mostly higher Wednesday, pushing the Nasdaq composite to a new record for the second day in a row. The gains by big-dividend-paying stocks came as bond yields fell, making those traditional safe-haven companies more attractive to investors seeking income. Banks and … Continue reading New Nasdaq record on mixed day for US stocks as oil rebounds

Governor Names New Fire Marshal And SEMA Director

New Fire Marshal & SEMA Director ST. LOUIS, MO/February 8, 2017 (STL.News) New Fire Marshal – Missouri has two new members to its public safety team. Governor Eric Greitens visited the St. Louis Fire Academy on Wednesday, where he announced his appointment of Tim Bean as the new state fire marshal and Ernie Rhodes to … Continue reading Governor Names New Fire Marshal And SEMA Director

New Hotel Coming to Downtown St. Louis

Equis Hotels Moves Forward with New Hotel – Fairfield Inn & Suites ST. LOUIS, MO/February 8, 2017 (STL.News) It’s been a long time since the popular Harry’s Restaurant & Bar property just west of Union Station has had anything standing on it.  But that’s about to change.  In 2015 Equis Hotels, a St. Louis-based hotel … Continue reading New Hotel Coming to Downtown St. Louis

Retail group: Sales to grow 3.7 percent to 4.2 percent

NEW YORK/February 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Despite a bumpy holiday season, chains like The Limited shutting down and department stores such as Macy’s closing stores, the largest retail trade group says it’s still optimistic that sales will grow this year — especially online. In issuing its forecast Wednesday, the National Retail Federation did caution that … Continue reading Retail group: Sales to grow 3.7 percent to 4.2 percent