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Wayne State University officer dies from gunshot wound

DETROIT (AP)(STL.News) — A police officer has died a day after he was shot in the head while on patrol near a university campus in Detroit. Wayne State University Officer Collin Rose, 29, died about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at a hospital, Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody said. Rose’s death had been reported earlier in a … Continue reading Wayne State University officer dies from gunshot wound

A look at 5 Trump business ties that pose conflicts

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — After Ivanka Trump appeared on CBS’s “60 Minutes” wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her jewelry line, someone at her company sent photos from the interview to fashion writers to drum up free publicity. A firestorm of criticism erupted over the impropriety of profiting off the presidency, and the company apologized. If … Continue reading A look at 5 Trump business ties that pose conflicts

TD Ameritrade to acquire Scottrade

St. Louis, MO: (STLRealEstate.News) The St. Louis Business Journal this week reported a deal was imminent between TD Ameritrade and St. Louis-based discount brokerage Scottrade. Scottrade this week announced they have agreed to be acquired by rival TD Ameritrade in a cash and stock deal valued at $4 billion. Omaha, Nebraska-based TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. … Continue reading TD Ameritrade to acquire Scottrade

Equipment companies power Dow and S&P 500 to new records

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes again set records Wednesday in a quiet day of pre-holiday trading. Machinery and equipment makers climbed after strong results from Deere, but technology companies fell. Stocks opened mostly lower, but they slowly recovered. Industrial companies like Caterpillar and United Technologies … Continue reading Equipment companies power Dow and S&P 500 to new records

AP Sources: Trump taps Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to UN

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Gov. Nikki Halley – President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the first woman tapped for a top-level administration post during his White House transition so far. Two sources familiar with the decision, who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss … Continue reading AP Sources: Trump taps Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to UN

Stock market rally fades ahead of US holiday

BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — The rally in global stock markets, which saw the Dow close above 19,000 for the first time, petered out on Wednesday as investors prepared for a holiday in the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 6,636 while Germany’s DAX shed 0.6 percent to 10,655. France’s CAC 40 dropped … Continue reading Stock market rally fades ahead of US holiday

Breakfast with Santa & Gingerbread House Workshop – Eckert’s Belleville Farm

Making Holiday Memories at Eckert’s Belleville, IL: (STLRestaurant.News) Eckert’s Belleville Farm is a unique place to visit. It’s open year-round, and offers fun family friendly activities all four seasons of the year.  They also offer seasonally available pick-your-own fruit and vegetables, such as strawberries, blackberries, peaches, vegetables, apples, pumpkins.  The crops vary according to the seasons.  They … Continue reading Breakfast with Santa & Gingerbread House Workshop – Eckert’s Belleville Farm

Trump stance on illegal immigration may aid private prisons

BOISE, Idaho (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to deport millions of immigrants in the country illegally and his selection of tough-on-crime Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean big money for the private prison industry. Some analysts believe the prison population could climb under the Trump administration, and the stock market seems … Continue reading Trump stance on illegal immigration may aid private prisons