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  • ST. LOUIS— Shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. tumbled in extended trading Monday after the prescription drug manager said its biggest customer, Anthem, doesn't plan to extend its contract when it expires 2019.. The St. Louis- based company said Monday that Anthem, which is the nation's second-largest health insurer, isn't interested in contract talks even...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday it has granted preliminary approval to St. Louis to explore putting its city-owned airport under private management. The Transportation Department told Reuters it approved the preliminary application of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, owned and operated by the city of St. Louis,...

  • FESTUS, Mo.— The owner of a suburban St. Louis nursing home where 60 residents had to be rescued after food ran out and trash piled up has pleaded guilty to federal charges for stealing $667,000 from Medicaid and spending it on strippers, gambling and other things. Johnnie Mac Sells, 52, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of health care fraud, the St. Louis...

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the U.S. economy kept expanding in the early spring, with tight labor markets and many businesses reporting rising wages. In its latest survey of economic conditions nationwide, the central bank found that it's 12 regional banks all depicted growth as either "modest or moderate" from mid-March through early April.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— A tribunal brought together by a rights group that aims to highlight what it claims are abuses by U.S. seed company Monsanto Co. has delivered an advisory opinion alleging that the company "engaged in practices which have negatively impacted" people's rights to a healthy environment, food and good health. In its findings, the Monsanto...

  • NEW YORK— Post Holdings, the company behind Fruity Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats and other cereals, said Tuesday that it is buying the maker of British breakfast brand Weetabix as it seeks to expand overseas. St. Louis- based Post Holdings Inc. said that the deal will allow it to grow its U.S. brands internationally and expand Weetabix in North America.

  • TORONTO, April 17- Canada's main stock index posted its biggest gain in more than six weeks on Monday as heavyweight banking stocks bounced back from a recent slip and several industrial miners also gained as Chinese data showed surprising growth. The heavyweight financials group jumped 1.4 percent as bond yields recovered somewhat from multi-month lows,...

  • *Wall Street equity indexes end lower. NEW YORK, April 13- Wall Street indexes fell along with U.S. Kate Warne, principal investment strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis, said the dip in bond yields put pressure on stocks ahead of a holiday weekend in the United States.

  • April 13- Major U.S. stock indexes fell on Thursday for a third straight day as investors weighed earnings reports from big U.S. banks and geopolitical tensions, while the tech sector fell for a tenth consecutive session. Wells Fargo shares fell 3.3 percent, pulling down the S&P 500, after the bank reported a drop in mortgage banking revenue.

  • *Wall Street equity indexes lower. NEW YORK, April 13- Wall Street indexes fell along with U.S. Kate Warne, principal investment strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis, said the dip in bond yields put pressure on stocks ahead of a holiday weekend in the United States.

  • Investors have sought safe-haven assets throughout the week due to geopolitical tensions in Syria and North Korea. News of a massive bomb being dropped by the United States in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday added to uncertainty. Kate Warne, principal investment strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis, said a dip in bond yields put pressure on stocks ahead of a...

  • NEW YORK, April 13- A lawsuit accusing Nestle Purina Petcare Co of fooling dog owners into thinking its Beggin' dog treats are made mostly of real bacon has been dropped. Nestle Purina and plaintiff Paul Kacocha jointly agreed to dismiss the proposed class-action case, according to a filing on Wednesday with the federal court in White Plains, New York.

  • NEW YORK, April 11- Anxious investors sought shelter in gold, Treasuries and the yen on Tuesday after reports that Syrian warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas a day after the United States said their use could lead to further U.S. strikes in Syria. Also, North Korea state media warned of a nuclear attack on the United States if provoked, as a U.S. Navy...

  • NEW YORK, April 11- Anxious investors sought shelter in gold, Treasuries and the yen on Tuesday after reports that Syrian warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas a day after the United States said their use could lead to further U.S. strikes in Syria. Also, North Korea state media warned of a nuclear attack on the United States if provoked, as a U.S. Navy...

  • *March job additions drop to lowest since last May. April 7- U.S. stocks were little changed in choppy trading on Friday after a U.S. missile strike on Syria sent investors scurrying to safe-havens, while weak jobs data weighed on financial stocks. "This morning's job numbers place another speed bump in front of the equity rally," said Chris Gaffney, president of world...

  • A section of the Mississippi River was closed to navigation on Friday morning after nine grain barges broke free from a tow and struck lock and dam 22 near Saverton, Missouri, north of St. Louis, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. Separately, the Coast Guard has closed a four-mile stretch of the lower Ohio river near Brookport, Illinois, on Thursday after a tow boat...

  • April 7- U.S. stocks were little changed in choppy trading on Friday after a U.S. missile strike on Syria sent investors scurrying to safe-havens, while weak jobs data weighed on financial stocks. U.S. employers added about 98,000 jobs in March, well below economists' expectation of 180,000. While the job additions were the lowest in 10 months, the Labor Department...

  • CHICAGO, April 4- Discount footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource said it had filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday with a plan to restructure debt and immediately close 400 underperforming stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Privately owned Payless Inc joins a long list of U.S. brick-and-mortar retailers to fall victim to declining mall traffic...

  • A NYT investigation found five women who have received payouts from either Bill O'Reilly or Fox News in exchange for their silence.

  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks at the Department of Justice on February 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions visits St. Louis to speak with law enforcement officers about efforts to combat violent crime and restore public safety.