St. Louis factory building to become loft high-rise

St. Louis, MO: (STLRealEstate.News) A 100-year old St. Louis factory that once housed roaring printing machines in a dusky environment may now play home to eye-catching, lofty, high-rise apartments soon.  The Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co. building at 1519 Tower Grove Avenue this week announced conversion as housing is planning for the once bustling factory … Continue reading St. Louis factory building to become loft high-rise

Man who killed abortion doctor gets more lenient sentence

WICHITA, Kan. (AP)(STL.News) — The man who seven years ago ambushed and fatally shot one of the few U.S. doctors performing late-term abortions was given a more lenient sentence Wednesday of at least 25 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole. At a surprise resentencing hearing, prosecutors withdrew their request that Scott Roeder serve … Continue reading Man who killed abortion doctor gets more lenient sentence

Drugs, alcohol not involved in bus crash that killed 5 kids

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP)(STL.News) — A school bus driver had no drugs or alcohol in his system when he careened off a road and smashed into a tree, killing five elementary schoolchildren, police said Wednesday. Chattanooga Police Sgt. Austin Garrett said a toxicology test was performed on Johnthony Walker, 24, the bus driver now in jail … Continue reading Drugs, alcohol not involved in bus crash that killed 5 kids

Jury awards California truckers $54M in Wal-Mart wage suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)(STL.News) — Wal-Mart intentionally failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in California the minimum wage, a federal jury decided Wednesday, awarding the drivers more than $54 million in damages and opening up the retail giant to additional penalties. The seven jurors returned the verdict in a lawsuit accusing the company of not … Continue reading Jury awards California truckers $54M in Wal-Mart wage suit

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