Global shares rise on higher oil prices, strong China data

BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — Most global stock markets rose Tuesday as oil prices gained for a third day and China reported relatively strong industrial output for November. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX gained 0.6 percent to 11,253.22 and France’s CAC-40 was up 0.6 percent to 4,787.17. Britain’s FTSE 100 advanced 0.3 percent to 6,913.97. … Continue reading Global shares rise on higher oil prices, strong China data

St. Louis public traded companies

38 St. Louis public traded companies performance St. Louis, MO/December 13, 2016 (STL.News) During yesterdays trading (Dec. 12, 2016) out of the 38 St. Louis based public traded companies that we monitor, 9 closed unchanged or higher, while the remaining companies closed lower. Major Market Indices for Monday, December 12, 2016 (Source:Google Finance) Dow Jones … Continue reading St. Louis public traded companies

For Congress, defense contracts are like baseball, apple pie

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Defense Contracts – For members of Congress, there’s nothing more American than baseball, apple pie and big defense contracts. After President-elect Donald Trump attacked the cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on Monday as “out of control,” several lawmakers responded by praising the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisition. Republicans and Democrats … Continue reading For Congress, defense contracts are like baseball, apple pie

Donald Trump picks Rex Tillerson to lead State Department

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump has tapped ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department, dismissing concerns about the businessman’s close ties to Russia and bringing a long public audition process to a conclusion. Two people close to Trump’s transition team said Monday night that Trump had selected Tillerson. They insisted on … Continue reading Donald Trump picks Rex Tillerson to lead State Department

Holiday Fun at Josephine’s Tea Room & Gifts

Get a Great Meal and Unique Gifts – Josephine’s Tea Room Godfrey, IL/December 12, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) Josephine’s Tea Room – The holiday season can be hectic.  There are parties and special get-togethers with friends, and endless to-do lists.  Shopping can become a chore, schlepping from one big box store to the next searching for the … Continue reading Holiday Fun at Josephine’s Tea Room & Gifts

Trump invites trouble if he keeps businesses: ethics experts

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump says he will step away from managing his business empire while he’s in office — but he’s not going to sell it off. If he follows through, he will shatter a presidential precedent on conflicts, and ethics experts say he will open the door to investigations and lawsuits that … Continue reading Trump invites trouble if he keeps businesses: ethics experts

Trump’s criticism of Russia hacking claim could haunt him

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump held firm Monday to his skepticism of the huge intelligence apparatus he’s about to inherit, doubting anew the CIA conclusion that Russia tried to hack its way into tipping the U.S. election his way. Trump emphasized that he does not accept the conclusion that the Kremlin tried to disrupt the … Continue reading Trump’s criticism of Russia hacking claim could haunt him

Law officers ask Obama for help policing pipeline protests

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)(STL.News) Pipeline Protests — A dozen law enforcement officials in North Dakota are imploring President Barack Obama in a letter to send federal officers to help local police during protests against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline, citing costs, fatigue and a growing fear of vigilante justice. The officials asked Obama for … Continue reading Law officers ask Obama for help policing pipeline protests