Shooting suspect’s mental issues may explain little

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old man held in the fatal shootings last week at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, reportedly has a history of mental difficulties and it’s tempting to assume they explain the crime. Experts say: Don’t. “There is no one explanation that will fit this case or any case,” says criminologist James … Continue reading Shooting suspect’s mental issues may explain little

Global shares edge lower as China inflation ups uncertainty

China inflation increases uncertainty pushing global shares lower TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — Shares fell in Europe in early trading on Tuesday and were mixed in Asia as fresh inflation data from China raised uncertainties over how the world’s second largest economy will keep growth on track while curbing speculative bubbles and rising corporate debt. KEEPING SCORE: … Continue reading Global shares edge lower as China inflation ups uncertainty

The Best Salads in St. Louis

The Top 10 Spots for a Healthy Plate of Leafy Greens – Best Salads in St. Louis, MO St. Louis, MO/January 9, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Best Salads in St. Louis – Some folks only eat salad when they’re on a diet. Some eat one every day.  There’s no disputing the nutritional benefits of a healthy plate … Continue reading The Best Salads in St. Louis

Parents, save up: Cost of raising a child is more than $233K

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. The Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or as much as almost $14,000 annually. That’s the average for a middle-income couple with two children. It’s a bit … Continue reading Parents, save up: Cost of raising a child is more than $233K

Trump unfiltered: Tweets reveal his interests, insecurities

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — His message came at the start of one of the busiest weeks of Donald Trump’s transition to the White House. It’s a week when he and his team are preparing eight Cabinet picks for confirmation hearings, finalizing appointments and gearing up for his first news conference as president-elect. But at 6:29 a.m. … Continue reading Trump unfiltered: Tweets reveal his interests, insecurities

Apple proved a phone can change the world in just 10 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)(STL.News) — Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple’s bag of technological tricks. “Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything,” Jobs declared as he paced across a San Francisco stage. … Continue reading Apple proved a phone can change the world in just 10 years

Credit card spending jumped in November

Credit card spending WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Consumers increased their borrowing in November at the fastest pace in three months. Total borrowing in November climbed $24.5 billion, compared to a smaller $16.2 billion in October, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. The increase pushed total debt to a fresh record of $3.75 trillion. The acceleration reflected a … Continue reading Credit card spending jumped in November

US stocks close mostly lower as oil prices slide

(AP)(STL.News) A slide in oil and natural gas companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly lower Monday, even as the Nasdaq composite index eked out another record high. Energy sector stocks declined the most, weighed down by lower prices for crude oil and other energy futures. Utilities and phone company stocks also fell sharply. But gains … Continue reading US stocks close mostly lower as oil prices slide