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Have an Instant Pot cooker? Check to make sure it won't melt

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If you own an Instant Pot cooker, you likely enjoy all the ways it helps you prepare food.

Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay.

Ameren seeks to add hundreds of electric vehicle charging stations across Missouri

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Typical charging stations — with plugs for two cars — cost about $20,000 apiece.

John Sheehan out as CBS Radio/KMOX general manager

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CBS' new owners, Entercom, picks sales exec Becky Domyan for post

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Apartments planned for Ittner-designed Lyon School in St. Louis

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The project is the latest from developers stepping up to turn the admired turn-of-the-20th-century schools into living space.


So long, free Footlongs: Subway to shake up rewards program

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Sales at Subway's U.S. stores fell more than 4 percent in 2017 from the year before.

Monsanto and other seed firms scramble to stop disease in Canada's cash crop

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Companies are scrambling to produce clubfoot-resistant canola seeds.


Update on Coldwater Creek cleanup is tonight, comes as spotlight brightens on radioactivity in area

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The meeting is the first since an additional area of contamination was identified and coincides with high-profile developments bringing attention to the area's radioactive waste.


Tech, industrials pull U.S. stocks higher

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The S&P 500 and the Dow industrials opened higher on Thursday after two days of losses as bond yields eased off four-year highs and traders took stock of the Federal Reserve's views on inflation.


Argentine farmers, seed companies strike royalties deal

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Argentine farmers have agreed to pay perpetual royalties when they replant genetically modified seeds made by companies like Monsanto Co., two industry groups told Reuters, a deal that could allow farmers access to the newest biotechnology.


U.S. jobless claims drop to near 45-year low

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The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 45-year low last week, pointing to strong job growth in February, which should continue to underpin the economy.

As companies reveal gigantic CEO-to-worker pay ratios, some worry how low-paid workers might take the news

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A recent survey of 356 public companies by Equilar found that the median CEO pay ratio was 140 to 1.

Biotech startup NRGene partners with tire giant Bridgestone

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NRGene was recruited to open its U.S. headquarters in St. Louis by BioSTL in 2016.

Buffett letter may tout optimism as broader market worries ebb

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In last year's annual letter, Warren Buffett touted the country's "economic dynamism" and "miraculous" achievements over its 240-year history. The year before, he called newborn American babies "the luckiest crop in history."


Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikes


Many analysts now think the Fed may accelerate its rate increases and boost rates four times this year.

Illinois launches loan program for rural entrepreneurs

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$500 million in new money will be used to grant entrepreneurs loans through the Access to Capital Community Uplift Program.


Hazelwood, county asked to chip in for massive sports complex at mall site

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Big Sports Properties is pitching their project in Hazelwood after a plan to build in Chesterfield fell apart in June.


St. Charles man stole $337,000 in medical equipment from Earth City firm, charges say

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Julio C. Villa was charged Tuesday with one felony count of stealing medical supplies over three years.

Wednesday, Feb 21

Spike in bond yields upends US stock market rally

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The Fed left rates unchanged at the January meeting, but investors will look for its opinion on inflation, especially after strong economic data raised concerns of an overheating economy and triggered the recent selloff.

St. Charles council OKs plan for 240 new homes near north side of I-70

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The Lombardo Homes development will be built on former farmland that is one of the largest remaining chunks of green space in St. Charles County's heavily built-up eastern end. The area is between Zumbehl and Truman roads.

St. Louis area residents sue over radioactive material storage sites

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Defendants include Republic Services, Exelon Corp. and the Cotter Corp.

Sales of U.S. homes fall year over year by most in 3½ years

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U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale.

Tuesday, Feb 20

Dow, S&P snap winning streak as Walmart weighs

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The Dow Jones industrial average fell 254.63 points, or 1.01 percent, to 24,964.75.

U.S. short-term borrowing costs rise to highest since 2008


Concerns about an expected surge in federal borrowing have escalated because of the GOP's tax legislation.

Clayco, CRG behind massive office development planned in Creve Coeur

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CRG, the St. Louis-based development firm led by Bob Clark, is close to moving forward with a new office development near the intersection of Olive Boulevard and Interstate 270 in St. Louis County.

Joe Reagan out as St. Louis Regional Chamber CEO

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The head of the regional civic and business group spent much of last summer fending off accusations of mismanagement and creating a hostile work environment.

Monday, Feb 19

USA Mortgage transfers ownership of company to employees, forms ESOP

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Formed in 2001, the company has grown to $1.5 billion in total loan volume.

Dogtown apartments project gets $20 million in financing

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The project, which will include 100 apartments and approximately 16,000 square feet of retail on street level, was reported to cost $25 million overall.

Startup developing treatment of cancerous tumors gets $3 million investment

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The money will be used to advance Unleash's lead patented programs, which are viral-based biologics developed to attack cancerous tumors.

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

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Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.

Sunday, Feb 18

Plan ahead in your will for your virtual self

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Do a full accounting of everywhere you might be digitally and document how to get access.

The Uprooting: Tight clamp on immigration hits Missouri farm town

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About 260,000 Salvadoran immigrants on Temporary Protected Status recently found out that they need to quickly come up with a new plan to stay in the U.S. or go back to Central America in 2019. They've lived and worked in…

Do deficits matter? We may be about to find out

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Budget deal will push debt to unprecedented levels, but one economist believes the economy can handle it

Sweepstakes scam warning: Consumer watchdog isn’t confirming that you won a prize

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Scammers promising the big sweepstakes cash want to trick you by claiming to be someone you’d likely trust.

Saturday, Feb 17

Red-hot O'Fallon, Mo., keeps growing and growing. Here's why.

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St. Charles County's biggest city expects to grow by nearly 40,000 people in the next 20 years.

Lending discrimination, redlining still plague St. Louis, new data show

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Prospective borrowers struggle to qualify for conventional mortgage loans in some areas, including north of Delmar.

Pulling invasive carp from Creve Coeur Lake no easy job

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Officials finally began hauling ashore thousands of the fish thanks to bulldozers — and plenty of patience.

Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

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Growers across the U.S. farm belt said last summer that dicamba drifted away from where it was sprayed, damaging millions of acres of crops.