St. Louis

How police presence in Ferguson shut down one business

Aug 18, 2014
The Swiish Bar and Grill seemed far away from the violence. It was and it wasn't.
Posted In: Ferguson, missouri, protests, St. Louis, Small Business, police

OK, Boston, congrats. But who won the World Series of fans?

Oct 30, 2013
The Boston Red Sox defeated St. Louis on the field. But how much does it matter when baseball fans step up to the plate for their team?
Posted In: World Series, baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cardinals, St. Louis, boston

Square founder hopes to turn St. Louis into the Silicon Prairie

Oct 21, 2013
The founder of Square is starting an apprenticeship program in St. Louis for budding programmers. They'll work at 100 local companies, including Monsanto and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, St. Louis, silicon prairie, technology, start-ups

Defense industry to largely shake off sequester...at first

Mar 1, 2013
The long-term nature of defense contracts shields the industry from short-term sequester disruptions in areas of the country that depend on military spending, such as St. Louis.
Posted In: sequester, defense, Boeing, St. Louis

Drought takes toll on river transport cities

Aug 1, 2012
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

Jul 16, 2012
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

St. Louis wants control of its police force back

Mar 5, 2012
The city is trying to go back in history, and reclaim control of its namesake law enforcement agency. You see, it's actually run by the state, and supporters claim that's "taxation without representation."
Posted In: St. Louis, missouri, police