The Latest: Obama says US will respond to Russian hacking

The Latest – US will respond to Russian hacking WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:20 p.m. President Barack Obama says the U.S. must and will take action against Russia in response to cyber interference with the election. Obama tells NPR News the U.S. will respond at a “time … Continue reading The Latest: Obama says US will respond to Russian hacking

Asian shares muted, dollar climbs as rate outlook sinks in

Asian shares muted while dollar climbs HONG KONG (AP)(STL.News) — Most Asian stock markets were tepid Friday while the dollar continued to march higher as investors started getting used to the new reality of a future with higher U.S. interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.7 percent to 19,405.61 as the … Continue reading Asian shares muted, dollar climbs as rate outlook sinks in

Border cities worry that ending NAFTA would hurt economies

NAFTA LAREDO, Texas (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump’s only visit to the U.S.-Mexico border while running for president was a stop in Laredo that lasted less than three hours. On some days, that’s not long enough for 18-wheelers hauling foreign-made dishwashers and car batteries to lurch through the gridlocked crossing. Trump’s campaign promise to tear apart … Continue reading Border cities worry that ending NAFTA would hurt economies

Disneyland employee, 81, set to mark 60 years at park

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — An 81-year-old Disneyland employee is set to celebrate his 60th anniversary of working at the California theme park. KABC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2hR6D54) Oscar Martinez works at Carnation Cafe along the park’s Main Street, U.S.A. He came to work at Disneyland as a busboy only a year after the park’s opening in 1955. … Continue reading Disneyland employee, 81, set to mark 60 years at park

Game on: NBA players pleased about proposed labor deal

MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Washington Wizards guard John Wall didn’t even need to see the details of the tentative collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and its players before drawing his conclusion. “It’s a lot better than having a lockout,” Wall said. Such was the sentiment around much of the NBA on Wednesday night, when it … Continue reading Game on: NBA players pleased about proposed labor deal

Global shares meander after Fed rate hike, dollar steady

TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — Global shares were mixed Thursday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in a year. The quarter percentage point rate increase, the second in a decade, was widely expected although investors were surprised to see the Fed project three more increases for 2017. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 … Continue reading Global shares meander after Fed rate hike, dollar steady

Recreational marijuana law takes effect in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP)(STL.News) — Having spent nearly three decades crusading for relaxed marijuana laws in Massachusetts, Bill Downing is greeting the state’s new recreational marijuana law with a mix of satisfaction and trepidation. The voter-approved measure took effect on Thursday, making it legal for adults to possess, grow and use limited amounts of pot. “I am … Continue reading Recreational marijuana law takes effect in Massachusetts

Legendary Restaurant’s Hospitality Lives On – Mike Shannon’s Grill

Mike Shannon’s Grill in Edwardsville Keeps with Tradition St. Louis, MO/December 14, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) – Mike Shannon’s Grill – When Mike Shannon closed his downtown Steaks and Seafood restaurant last January, many St. Louis diners lamented. It was the end of an era.  The storied restaurant had wined and dined us, and been the place … Continue reading Legendary Restaurant’s Hospitality Lives On – Mike Shannon’s Grill