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  • Arizona dog food plant surveyed after explosion Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— A crew from Nestlé Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company's plant in Flagstaff, Arizona. Company spokesman Keith Schopp says a crew from the St. Louis headquarters was on site Monday surveying the damage.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 25 Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MILAN- EU finance ministers and central bankers meet in Milan. ECB President Mario Draghi, Vice President Vitor Constancio and ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to attend. PARIS- Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to chair the second China-France High-Level Economic and Financial dialogue in France with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- The recent wobbly stretch in both stocks and bonds may persist for the short term if the U.S. "If investors feel the Fed is becoming more hawkish, that's actually a negative for all asset classes with the exception of the dollar," said Chris Gaffney, senior market strategist at EverBank Wealth Management in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Business leaders lash out against punitive damages Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri business leaders expressed alarm Thursday about a state Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited punitive damages in a certain lawsuits. The court reinstated a $1 million punitive damage award to a Missouri woman who sued a car dealership for fraud.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 24 Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin attends the Making Home Affordable Help for Homeowners event in Baltimore- 1700 GMT. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • Montana coal railroad told to turn over documents Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    The 42- mile line would cost an estimated $400 million and provide access to the proposed Otter Creek coal mine near the Wyoming- Montana border. The Tongue River Railroad is co-owned by Otter Creek developer Arch Coal Inc. of St. Louis, BNSF Railway of Fort Worth, Texas, and candy-industry billionaire Forrest Mars Jr..

  • Missouri lawmakers override $53M of budget vetoes Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of more than $53 million in spending items, a record-setting rebuke delivered by Republicans and Democrats alike that nonetheless carries no guarantee that the money actually will be spent.

  • Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72- hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 23 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    FERGUSON, Mo.— Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18- year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death as a chance to promote community healing.

  • According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.

  • Hundreds of W.Va. mines workers warned of layoffs Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— In what has become a painful exercise across Appalachia, Patriot Coal is again telling hundreds of West Virginia mine workers that they could lose their jobs. On Tuesday, the St. Louis- based company said it sent federally required warning notices to all 360 workers at its Corridor G mining complex and prep plant near Danville.

  • According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.

  • Panera asks customers to leave guns at home Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    A number of retailers, however, have begun requesting publicly that their customers not bring guns inside, including Target Corp., Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Jack in the Box Inc.. Panera has more than 1,800 bakery-cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery& Cafe names.

  • Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task— act fast to keep the U.S. government open and then race home to campaign. Jeff Sessions, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Obama can use force against the militants in Iraq or Syria based on the military doctrine that if someone "is attacking you or your ally you can respond."

  • New trial sought in A-B discrimination lawsuit Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS— A former top executive with Anheuser-Busch is seeking a new trial in her sex discrimination case against the brewer. Attorneys for Francine Katz were back in court Thursday, alleging jury instruction and other errors in the trial that took place earlier this year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- The euro hit fresh 14- month lows against the U.S. dollar and nearly two-year lows against the Swiss franc on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut interest rates and said it would launch an asset purchase program to ward off deflation.

  • ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28- Major banks are getting increasingly wary of some transactions with smaller banks that have begun to allow marijuana businesses to open accounts. The problem arises because in Colorado and Washington states, marijuana for general use is legal, and in a host of other states it is legal for certain medicinal purposes.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- Reginald Rounds was among those present at the Federal Reserve's high-flying monetary conference here, enjoying the chance to button hole two top officials of the U.S. central bank. The St. Louis resident is neither an economist nor a central banker.

  • ST. LOUIS FED PRESIDENT BULLARD SAYS WORRIED ABOUT INFLATION EXPECTATIONS SLIPPING IN EUROPE, ECB NEEDS TO TAKE ACTION.