economy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Report Says STEM Jobs In St. Louis Are Hard To Fill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-says-stem-jobs-st-louis-are-hard-fill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent </span><a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2014/job-vacancies-and-stem-skills/?utm_campaign=Metropolitan+Policy+Program&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=13360079&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8CtsPwR_TWHrNHHL6eVKN2DEShmGE8EGzVNUy9SM6kEkTQXo0Dk0avitIK5oJFDKxbLgGlQo2H2XlHpGK3pkQp02mNPw&amp;_hsmi=13360079#/M10420" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Brookings Institution report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looks at millions of job openings across the country to see how hard it is to fill science, technol Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:20:51 +0000 Jess Jiang 37777 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report Says STEM Jobs In St. Louis Are Hard To Fill St. Louis’ Job Growth Slow Compared To Other Cities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-job-growth-slow-compared-other-cities <p>The St. Louis area's job growth has lagged far behind other Midwestern cities and the national average since 2010, but things could be turning around.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The metropolitan area saw 1.8 percent growth in the number of jobs from 2010 to 2013. By contrast, Kansas City had double the growth with 3.5 percent; Chicago saw 4.5 percent, and the national average was even higher at 4.7 percent.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:27:47 +0000 Maria Altman 37473 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis’ Job Growth Slow Compared To Other Cities Commentary: Policies Will Widen The Wealth Gap http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-policies-will-widen-wealth-gap <p>It probably says something about our times that the book that’s sold out on Amazon is not the latest Twilight thriller but a dense, 700-pager by a French economics professor: <em>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</em> by Thomas Piketty. He’s also making the rounds of TV talk shows like an A-list actor promoting a new movie.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:56:44 +0000 Robert A. Cropf 36861 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Policies Will Widen The Wealth Gap Economy & Innovation Rundown: Imagination And Startups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-imagination-and-startups <p>On Friday, <a href="http://archgrants.org" target="_blank">Arch Grants</a> announced the finalists for its <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grant-finalists-announced" target="_blank">2014 Arch Grants Business Plan Competition</a>. The field has been whittled down to 46 entrepreneurs. Twenty of those finalists will win $50,000 each along with business support services to help them launch amazing businesses. In exchange for winning, they have to locate, or relocate, to St. Louis for at least a year.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:33:12 +0000 Shula Neuman 35275 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Imagination And Startups Economy & Innovation Rundown: Building Cities And Taking Down Trolls http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-building-cities-and-taking-down-trolls <p>We all know that St. Louis is unique in many ways — our passion for baseball; our obsession with bricks; our Arch.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:16:01 +0000 Shula Neuman 34681 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Building Cities And Taking Down Trolls Business & Economy Rundown: Putting The 'Fun' in 'Fundraising' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/business-economy-rundown-putting-fun-fundraising <p>If you are a regular listener to our radio airwaves, you may have noticed that St. Louis Public Radio has been asking for your financial support &nbsp;to help keep our station up and running.</p><p>There are a million reasons to become a member and if you enjoy reading this Rundown, then that is one of the reasons. If you haven’t yet contributed, I encourage you to do so.</p><p>That’s the end of my pitch to try to get you to contribute… so read on!</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:49:58 +0000 Shula Neuman 34292 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Business & Economy Rundown: Putting The 'Fun' in 'Fundraising' Commentary: Working Women Explain Much Of The Change Since 1960 In Income Distribution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-working-women-explain-much-change-1960-income-distribution <p>Income inequality in the United States is a hot-button political issue in this mid-term election year. Advocates for substantial increases in the minimum wage, for instance, believe that imposing higher wages on employers will reduce poverty and lessen income inequality. The evidence just does not justify this claim. Workers who remain employed after the increase are made better off on the backs of those workers who face reduced hours or unemployment following government-mandated wage hikes.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:42:19 +0000 R.W. Hafer 34127 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Working Women Explain Much Of The Change Since 1960 In Income Distribution In The Competition Between The U.S. And China, Where Does St. Louis Fit In? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/competition-between-us-and-china-where-does-st-louis-fit <p>According to World Trade Center St. Louis executive director Tim Nowak, the number one destination for St. Louis exports is China. With such a direct link to the St. Louis economy, the future of U.S.-China relations is particularly significant to the St. Louis region.</p><p>In his new book “Contest of the Century,” <em>Financial Times</em> journalist Geoff Dyer offers an in-depth look at the increasingly competitive nature of that relationship. He is in St. Louis for a presentation tonight at the St. Louis County Library.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:34:41 +0000 Camille Phillips 33959 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In The Competition Between The U.S. And China, Where Does St. Louis Fit In? Commentary: Capitalism Is Not Causing The Crisis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-capitalism-not-causing-crisis <p>“Capitalism is the crisis.” So read a banner hung off of an overpass on eastbound Interstate 44 heading toward downtown St. Louis. But what did it mean?</p><p>Capitalism is characterized by private as opposed to government ownership of the capital used in the production and distribution of goods. This is done in the pursuit of profit.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:23:03 +0000 R.W. Hafer 33294 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Capitalism Is Not Causing The Crisis Former Go! Network Leader Is Now Walking The Walk Through Her Own Career Transition http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-go-network-leader-now-walking-walk-through-her-own-career-transition <p>Roni Chambers, who led the now-shuttered <a href="http://gonetworkstl.com">GO! Network</a>, is practicing what she used to preach to white-collar professionals who turned to her nonprofit for help after they lost their jobs during the Great Recession.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 02:17:34 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 33240 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Go! Network Leader Is Now Walking The Walk Through Her Own Career Transition