Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Stebbins and Evan Comen 24/7 Wall Street Published 12:13 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 By several measures, the national economy is the strongest it has been in decades. The U.S. monthly unemployment rate now sits comfortably below 4%, and we are in the second longest period of GDP growth since World War II. In most states, unemployment has improved in recent years as well, but that is not to say every state economy is equally healthy. Some states are experiencing an economic boom, while others continue to struggle with job losses, poor GDP growth, and poverty. Economic vitality is as much about growth as it is about a state's ability to support its population -- with jobs, education, and economic opportunities. In turn, employed, better-paid, and better-educated residents contribute to economic growth. 24/7 Wall Street reviewed economic growth, poverty, unemployment, job growth, and college attainment rates to compare and rank state economies. The best … [Read more...] about Which state tops list for having the best and worst economies?
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With less than a week to go before Missouri’s Aug. 7 primary elections, Mid-Missouri candidates in one state Senate race and two House contests have raised $407,098.88, and spent more than half of that — $232,315.98.Based on the campaign finance reports due to the Missouri Ethics Commission eight days before the election, state Rep. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, who is running for the 6th District state Senate seat formerly held by now-Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, raised the most money since his campaign began — nearly $164,000.Jefferson City lawyer Rudy Veit, one of six candidates seeking to replace Bernskoetter as the 59th House District state representative, is a distant second, with more than $57,000 raised over the last year.And Dave Griffith, one of five candidates seeking to succeed term-limited Jay Barnes in the 60th House District, raised the third-most money, at nearly $55,000.Here’s a break-down of all the candidates’ fundraising and spending, by … [Read more...] about Mid-Missouri candidates in 3 races raise more than $400,000
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MABEL SUEN Big Baby Q's ribs. The best barbecue in Missouri? We've got that here in St. Louis. The best barbecue in Illinois? We've got that too. The metro area just won double kudos from Food & Wine, which compiled a list of the best barbecue in every state and twice crowned a St. Louis area restaurant a winner. For Missouri, Big Baby Q and Smokehouse (11658 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights; 314-801-8888) reigned supreme. And for Illinois, the No. 1 spot went to Belleville's beloved BEAST Craft BBQ (20 S Belt W, Belleville, Illinois; 618-257-9000). In other words, whether you drive east or west out of downtown St. Louis, you'll hit one of the nation's very best barbecue spots in 30 minutes or less. How many other cities can say that? (We'll answer our own question here: None.) Of BEAST, Food & Wine notes, "How good is Beast Craft BBQ, here's how good— enough to get people to drive the half hour or more from St. Louis, a town not currently short on barbecue, to … [Read more...] about The Best Barbecue in Both IL and MO Is in Metro St. Louis, Food & Wine Says
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Sean Henry, the president of Tennessee’s NHL team, is stunned he even has to explain why he hopes state legislators will snub bills similar to North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law, which has consumed that state for months and scared off businesses and sporting events. The Nashville Predators team is among about 300 companies, ranging from health-care giant HCA to FedEx, joining under the moniker Tennessee Thrives to oppose bathroom and religious objection bills, which they consider discriminatory and bad for business. Companies in other GOP-led states have had success voicing opposition under similar names: Georgia Prospers, Opportunity West Virginia, Missouri Competes. “I honestly cannot believe that in 2016 I’m actually asked a question as to why I would support anti-discrimination groups,” Henry said. “I think the real question is: who hasn’t joined?” After the United States Supreme Court legalized … [Read more...] about In red states, businesses gearing up to fight bathroom bills