US stock indexes mixed in early trading; oil prices slide

January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-The major U.S. stock indexes were mixed in early trading Friday as gains by banks and consumer-focused companies outweighed losses in energy and other sectors. The price of oil fell on a report saying U.S. production is set to rise further above 50-year highs. Investors were monitoring developments in Washington ahead of a … Continue reading US stock indexes mixed in early trading; oil prices slide

Pentagon: Countering China, Russia are security priorities

WASHINGTON/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Countering China’s rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military’s top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, the Pentagon said Friday. A new national defense strategy says that competition with China and Russia has threatened America’s military advantage around the world. And it will require … Continue reading Pentagon: Countering China, Russia are security priorities

2 prison guards attacked in Corsica jail, 4 inmates arrested

PARIS/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Two prison guards were attacked Friday by four inmates on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica as prison guards across the country protested working conditions, the Penitentiary Administration said. The guards were hospitalized in serious condition and the four inmates, including one suspected of becoming radicalized, were arrested after gendarmes moved in … Continue reading 2 prison guards attacked in Corsica jail, 4 inmates arrested

AP Source: Panthers part ways with special teams coordinator

CHARLOTTE, N.C/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— There has been another coaching shake-up with the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have parted ways with special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey, said a person familiar with the situation. The team has promoted Chase Blackburn to take McGaughey’s place after his contract was not renewed. The person spoke to The Associated Press … Continue reading AP Source: Panthers part ways with special teams coordinator

APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests

SAN DIEGO/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests

Lifestory Research Announces 2018 America’s Most Trusted® Awards

January 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) -“Our research shows brands with high-trust are profitable, create high levels of recommendation, lift employee engagement, and much more,” said Eric Snider, President of Lifestory Research. “Trust is at the forefront of the decisions we make every day about people, products, and brands. Successful brands and companies understand it all comes … Continue reading Lifestory Research Announces 2018 America’s Most Trusted® Awards

Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark

MADRID/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Catalonia’s former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate, officials said Friday, despite the possible risk of arrest. Carles Puigdemont plans to make the trip to Copenhagen as he tries to get his old job back and step … Continue reading Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark

Good dog, bad dog … Delta wants to know before you board

DALLAS/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it’s trained to behave itself. The airline says complaints about animals biting or soiling plane cabins have nearly doubled since 2016. Starting March … Continue reading Good dog, bad dog … Delta wants to know before you board