AP Interview: Russian protester decries prison conditions

MOSCOW/March 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Newly free after more than a year in prison, Russian opposition activist Ildar Dadin described beatings and other harsh treatment he says that he endured behind bars. He said that it drove him to thoughts of suicide, but that he overcame the despair through belief in his own integrity. Dadin, … Continue reading AP Interview: Russian protester decries prison conditions

Hypercars mingle with station wagons at Geneva auto show

FRANKFURT, Germany/March 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Europe’s automakers face huge questions: the impact of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, President Donald Trump’s proposed border tax on imports, the uncertain prospects for electric vehicles. Meanwhile, they have to keep selling cars in a ferociously competitive European market. That mix of anxiety about the future … Continue reading Hypercars mingle with station wagons at Geneva auto show

Wave of IS car bombs targets Iraqi troops in west Mosul

BAGHDAD/March 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Iraqi troops encountered the “heaviest” clashes yet with Islamic State group fighters Sunday in western Mosul since the start of the new push more than two weeks ago, according to a senior commander. Maj. Gen. Haider al-Maturi of the Federal Police Commandos Division told The Associated Press that IS militants … Continue reading Wave of IS car bombs targets Iraqi troops in west Mosul

China trims 2017 growth target, warns against trade controls

BEIJING/March 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — China’s top economic official trimmed the country’s growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment. In a speech to the national legislature, Premier Li Keqiang promised more steps to cut … Continue reading China trims 2017 growth target, warns against trade controls

China finance ministry releases $151 billion defense budget

BEIJING/March 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — China’s finance ministry said Sunday that the country’s defense budget this year will top 1 trillion yuan ($145 billion) for the first time, after the exact figure was initially kept out of public documents released at the start of the country’s annual legislative sessions. The ministry put the figure at … Continue reading China finance ministry releases $151 billion defense budget

Bunge North America new headquarters underway in Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD, MO/March 5, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) Bunge North America is a food ingredient maker and grain trader located currently in Maryland Heights, MO, but is building a new facility in Chesterfield, MO. On 14 acres, previously known as the Kraus Farm, the company is building a four story building that is 145,000 square feet that is … Continue reading Bunge North America new headquarters underway in Chesterfield

St. Louis second most affordable city to buy a home right now

ST. LOUIS, MO/March 5, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) If you’re someone who is looking for good schools, affordable living standards, and expanding job opportunities as a result of construction revitalization, then St. Louis is a city you definitely want to check out in the coming months.  St. Louis Realtors have announced that St. Louis is the second-most … Continue reading St. Louis second most affordable city to buy a home right now

St. Louis a viable option for first-time millennial buyers

ST. LOUIS, MO/March 5, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) Millennial Buyers – Where millennials are looking to make their first-time home purchase may actually surprise you today.  We often associate millennials with yuppie-obsessions and hipster-leanings, making Portland, Seattle, New York, Brooklyn, Austin, San Francisco, and more their ideal settling areas for furthering their “millennial” culture. But, that assumption … Continue reading St. Louis a viable option for first-time millennial buyers