Features by Adam Allington

In Midwest, Isaac brings much-needed rain

The parched Midwest will get rain after Hurricane Isaac moves inland, but it won't be enough to end drought conditions.
Posted In: drought, hurricane, Isaac

Durable goods orders are a sign of what's to come

Durable goods encompass a broad swath of the economy and tend to be items consumers forgo in tough times.
Posted In: durable goods

Drought takes toll on river transport cities

Because of the drought, there is only one shipping lane on the Mississippi. So the barges on the river have to coordinate in a way they’ve never had to.
Posted In: drought, St. Louis, Mississippi River

Cities demolish homes, but problems linger

Cities across the Rust Belt are finding it cheaper to tear down abandoned homes than pay for the upkeep. But critics say demolishing problem properties does nothing to ease a poor neighborhood's troubles.
Posted In: St. Louis, abandoned homes, Housing

Playoffs could be cash haul for college football

College football fans are on the cusp of getting what they want. A four-team playoff is also attractive to the NCAA's bottom line.
Posted In: NCAA, college sports

G20 summit to begin amid ongoing drama in Europe

With the news of a Greek referendum on austerity cuts, G20 leaders will be taking on the idea of a Greek default and looking into the future of other troubled European countries.

Popular Missouri tax credit faces budget ax

The program pays developers a quarter of the cost to rehab historic buildings. It's been lauded as a jobs creator, but many say the state can no longer afford it.
Posted In: Taxes

Cleaning up your credit score

Credit score got you down? You can boost your score by hiring a credit clean-up service. A couple hundred dollars investment can result in big savings in mortgages and other loans.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Lower gas taxes lure drivers to Missouri

With lower state taxes on gasoline, Missouri is easily undercutting its border mate Illinois when it comes to the price to fill up.
Posted In: Oil

Stimulus help to states comes to a close

Federal efforts to help states shore up their budgets in the tough economy end on June 30, leaving states to close spending gaps on their own. Many programs face deep cuts to accommodate mandatory Medicaid spending.
Posted In: Health


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