As Obama accomplished policy goals, his party floundered

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — In boasting about his tenure in the White House, President Barack Obama often cites numbers like these: 15 million new jobs, a 4.9 percent unemployment rate and 74 months of consecutive job growth. There’s one number you will almost never hear: More than 1,030 seats. That’s the number of spots in state … Continue reading As Obama accomplished policy goals, his party floundered

The holiday shopping season is losing some of its power

The holiday shopping season losing power NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — The holiday shopping season is losing some of its power in the year’s sales. November and December now account for less than 21 percent of annual retail sales at physical stores, down from a peak of over 25 percent, and experts believe it’ll keep dropping. … Continue reading The holiday shopping season is losing some of its power

GOP on taxes: Cut rates, brackets but what about the deficit

GOP on taxes WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Congressional Republicans are planning a massive overhaul of the nation’s tax system next year, a heavy political lift that could ultimately affect families at every income level and businesses of every size. Their goal is to simplify a complicated tax code that rewards wealthy people with smart accountants, and … Continue reading GOP on taxes: Cut rates, brackets but what about the deficit

Frontier Airlines: A Whole Different Animal: The Grinch!

Frontier Airlines St. Louis,MO/December 23, 2016 (STL.News) As families and friends gather for the holidays, for others their anticipated reunions with loved ones were crushed as they were of the thousands of Frontier Airline’s passengers who were or are still stranded due to multiple flight delays and cancellations this week. In the midst of Frontier’s ongoing … Continue reading Frontier Airlines: A Whole Different Animal: The Grinch!

Santa’s on his way: Military helps kids follow fabled flight

Santa’s on his way COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP)(STL.News) — Tens of thousands of children from around the world plan to call the North American Aerospace Defense Command to ask where Santa is, and starting Saturday they will get a cheery answer about the mythical route from a real person, not a recording. The wildly popular … Continue reading Santa’s on his way: Military helps kids follow fabled flight

Trump vows nuclear expansion, warns of ‘alternate path’

Trump vows nuclear expansion WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump has stepped away from his typically tempered view of U.S.-Russia relations, vowing to expand America’s nuclear capabilities while warning that the two global powers should restore collaboration so they don’t “have to travel an alternate path.” Trump’s transition team said Friday that … Continue reading Trump vows nuclear expansion, warns of ‘alternate path’

US stocks inch higher in slow pre-holiday trading

US stocks inch higher NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) US Stocks inch higher — Wall Street traders sometimes root for year-end “Santa Claus rallies,” but on Friday, hardly a creature was stirring as stocks finished slightly higher on the quietest full day of trading in more than a year. Health care companies brought in most of the … Continue reading US stocks inch higher in slow pre-holiday trading

Midwest buying spree lifted US new-home sales in November

US new-home sales WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — A buying spree in the Midwest spurred new U.S. home sales last month to the fastest pace since July. The Commerce Department said Friday that new-home sales in November rose 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate 592,000. It was the fastest pace since July’s 622,000. Sales were … Continue reading Midwest buying spree lifted US new-home sales in November