Chinese data gives stock markets early year shot in the arm

Chinese data fuels the market LONDON (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks advanced Tuesday, with U.S. markets set to ring in 2017 with gains, after upbeat Chinese and British manufacturing data bolstered investor sentiment. The dollar and oil prices started the new year as they closed out the last — pushing higher. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 … Continue reading Chinese data gives stock markets early year shot in the arm

South bracing for more severe storms, rain

More severe storms expected in the south (AP)(STL.News) Parts of the South are bracing for more rain Tuesday, a day after severe storms killed four people in Alabama. The line of severe thunderstorms spawned several possible tornadoes, and the threat continued into early Tuesday for southern Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Four people … Continue reading South bracing for more severe storms, rain

UK stock market hits record as manufacturers win business

UK stock market hits record LONDON (AP)(STL.News) UK stock market — Britain’s leading stock index has struck a record high as a closely monitored survey showed manufacturers in the country expanding at their highest tick in 30 months. By late-morning Tuesday, the FTSE 100 index was up 0.3 percent at 7,165. Earlier in the session, … Continue reading UK stock market hits record as manufacturers win business

South Korean president refuses to testify in impeachment trial

South Korean president refuses to testify SEOUL, South Korea (AP)(STL.News) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday refused to testify in a case that will decide her future following her impeachment over a corruption scandal, forcing the Constitutional Court to delay the start of oral arguments. After Park’s refusal, the nine-justice court asked her … Continue reading South Korean president refuses to testify in impeachment trial

Cushman & Wakefield No. 1 Largest Commercial Real Estate Firm

Cushman & Wakefield – No. 1 Largest Commercial Real Estate Firm ST LOUIS/January 3, 2017 (STL.News) Cushman & Wakefield (CW) was recently named No. 1 Largest Commercial Real Estate Firm by the St. Louis Business Journal. After reading about CW on their website and the article provided by the St. Louis Business Journal, it is … Continue reading Cushman & Wakefield No. 1 Largest Commercial Real Estate Firm

Daughter of woman in South Korea scandal arrested in Denmark

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)(STL.News) — South Korean prosecutors said Monday that the daughter of the confidante of impeached President Park Geun-hye has been arrested in Denmark, and that authorities were working to get her returned home in connection with a huge corruption scandal. Park was impeached last month by lawmakers amid public fury over prosecutors’ … Continue reading Daughter of woman in South Korea scandal arrested in Denmark

Under 3 weeks left: Obama in closing stretch of presidency

HONOLULU (AP)(STL.News) — His last presidential vacation behind him, Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up loose ends and put finishing touches on his legacy before handing the reins to President-elect Donald Trump. Obama returns to Washington midday Monday from Hawaii with just two-and-a-half weeks left. … Continue reading Under 3 weeks left: Obama in closing stretch of presidency

St. Louis public companies compared to market indices

St. Louis public companies ST LOUIS/January 2, 2017 (STL.News) The mid-west is typically viewed to be more conservative than most other areas of the country. Is that true of the public owned companies in the St. Louis metro area? We took the top 20 public traded companies in the community and have been following them … Continue reading St. Louis public companies compared to market indices