Trump’s pick for Commerce has business ties around globe

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Unlike his soon-to-be boss, the choice for commerce secretary has agreed to divorce himself from a vast financial empire. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross can expect questions about his business dealings at his Senate confirmation hearing. Senators also plan to quiz Ross on trade, and how he plans to make good on President-elect … Continue reading Trump’s pick for Commerce has business ties around globe

Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

DENVER (AP)(STL.News) Pot in Public — Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries. Voters narrowly approved the “social use” measure last November. But the ballot proposal didn’t spell out many … Continue reading Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

World stocks mixed as dollar regains footing after slide

HONG KONG (AP)(STL.News) — World stocks were mixed Wednesday following a sharp correction in the dollar that sapped investor enthusiasm. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were uneven in early trading. Germany’s DAX rose 0.1 percent to 11,554.09 and Britain’s FTSE 100 climbed 0.2 percent to 7.232.39. France’s CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent to 4,846.39. U.S. shares … Continue reading World stocks mixed as dollar regains footing after slide

George H.W. Bush hospitalized for shortness of breath

HOUSTON (AP)(STL.News) — Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to the hospital over the weekend for shortness of breath and the 92-year-old is responding well to treatments, his spokesman said Wednesday. The 41st president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday, spokesman Jim McGrath said in an email to The Associated Press. “Doctors … Continue reading George H.W. Bush hospitalized for shortness of breath

Escape from the Winter Doldrums – Missouri Botanical Garden

The 2017 Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show ST LOUIS, MO/January 18, 2017 (STL.News) We haven’t had a lot of snow this winter but the ice and cold temperatures are leaving many longing for warmer days with bright sunshine and gorgeous flowers.  And there’s nowhere better to see horticulture at its best than at the Missouri … Continue reading Escape from the Winter Doldrums – Missouri Botanical Garden

Bad day for bank stocks drags down indexes; dollar drops

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — A bad day for bank stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to its third straight loss Tuesday as many of the patterns that have propelled markets since Election Day last year snapped into reverse. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 58.96 points, or 0.3 percent, to 19,826.77, cutting into the … Continue reading Bad day for bank stocks drags down indexes; dollar drops

‘Momentous changes’ push back release for Ivanka Trump book

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Citing “momentous changes” in her life, like her father being elected president, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book “Women Who Work” from early March to early May. Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, has now scheduled a May 2 sale date. Trump began … Continue reading ‘Momentous changes’ push back release for Ivanka Trump book

Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State. LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry for the third straight time, complete with the hard-nosed play of Draymond Green, dazzling dunks from Kevin Durant and sharp shooting from Kyrie … Continue reading Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch