business http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Local Media History Group Acquires Copies Of Bi-Lingual Business Paper http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-media-history-group-acquires-copies-bi-lingual-business-paper <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local media history group has acquired nine issues of the region’s first bi-lingual business paper.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The St. Louis Media History Foundation announced on Monday that it had purchased the copies of El Comercio&nbsp;del Valle from a private collector.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 19:05:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 36465 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Media History Group Acquires Copies Of Bi-Lingual Business Paper Author Discussion: Finding Profit In Climate Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/author-discussion-finding-profit-climate-change <h4>In his book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594204012/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1594204012&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wwfjw-20" target="_blank">“Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming,”</a> author and freelance journalist McKenzie Funk moves the conversation on climate change beyond whether or not it is happening to focus on people around the world who are finding ways to profit from it.</h4><p>“There has been a lot of conversation about getting everyone to be on board with the belief that climate change is happening, but Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:48:26 +0000 Camille Phillips 33841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Author Discussion: Finding Profit In Climate Change 'STL Can't Survive On 7.35' Campaign Continues Rally For Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-cant-survive-735-campaign-continues-rally-change <p></p><p>Fast food workers and supporters donned ponchos and held signs today as they rallied for change in the Central West End as part of the <a href="https://twitter.com/STL735">STL Can’t Survive on $7.35</a> campaign.</p><p>Protesters marched between Arby’s, McDonald’s, and Domino’s Pizza as they seek a pay increase for employees to $15 an hour and the right to unionize without backlash.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:07:23 +0000 Erin Williams 26250 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'STL Can't Survive On 7.35' Campaign Continues Rally For Change Roosevelt High Students Recognized By State Treasurer For Financial Literacy Course Completion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/roosevelt-high-students-recognized-state-treasurer-financial-literacy-course-completion-0 <p></p><p>Students at Roosevelt High School were recognized for their participation in the Regional Bank Financial Scholars program. The students completed a web course that taught the basics of money management, and received certificates in an assembly that included remarks made by <a href="http://www.treasurer.mo.gov/">State Treasurer Clint Zweifel</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Zweifel, who hails from North County, feels that the program helps to not only lay a financial foundation for the present, but also teaches the benefits of making good choices for the future:</span></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:28:19 +0000 Erin Williams 25718 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Roosevelt High Students Recognized By State Treasurer For Financial Literacy Course Completion Bank-On Save-Up Aims To Give Underprivileged Access To Financial Services http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bank-save-aims-give-underprivileged-access-financial-services <p></p><p><a href="http://stlunbanked.org/index.php/contact">Bank-On Save-Up</a> is a new program aimed at giving individuals and families access to bank accounts. It is part of a nationwide initiative &nbsp;aimed at helping underprivileged families build financial independence.</p><p>The project is being administered locally by a group called the St. Louis Unbanked Taskforce.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Erin Williams 9531 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bank-On Save-Up Aims To Give Underprivileged Access To Financial Services Chesterfield of Dreams? Exploring a city's capacity for retail http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chesterfield-dreams-exploring-citys-capacity-retail <p>Two outlet malls are racing to build in what some say is one of the most valuable retail areas in America --&nbsp;the Chesterfield Valley. If both are built, the companies would compete with each other, the Chesterfield Commons strip mall&nbsp;and the nearby Chesterfield Mall, risking financial failure.</p><p>Sydney Miller examines what it is about the Chesterfield region that makes it so attractive.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:45:19 +0000 Sydney Miller 4329 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chesterfield of Dreams? Exploring a city's capacity for retail St. Louis County unveils $7.5 million biotech innovator on Monday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-unveils-75-million-biotech-innovator-monday <p>The St. Louis County Economic Council is opening the doors to its new biotech incubator on Monday afternoon and the agency says it will serve as a launching pad for biotech businesses.</p><p>Officials say The Helix Center Biotech Incubator is a 17,000 square foot facility loaded with lab and office space with a prime location next to the Danforth Plant Center.</p><p>Entrepreneurial efforts are nothing new to the council, which runs four other incubators in the region.</p> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:03:38 +0000 Tim Lloyd 3973 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County unveils $7.5 million biotech innovator on Monday Morning headlines - Friday, June 1, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-june-1-2012 <p><strong>Police to step up weekend presence on Washington Ave.</strong></p><p>St. Louis police will be out in force on Washington Ave. this weekend in an effort to address the concerns of businesses and residents of the popular entertainment district.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:11:01 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3829 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Friday, June 1, 2012 Crumbling locks and dams threaten Midwestern agriculture exports http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crumbling-locks-and-dams-threaten-midwestern-agriculture-exports <p><strong>&quot;When they aren&#39;t moving, they aren&#39;t creating any revenue.&quot;</strong></p><p>It&rsquo;s around 8:30 on a chilly morning and workers are starting their day at America&rsquo;s Central Port on the East Saint Louis side of the Mississippi River.</p><p>Under a steady drizzle they blast clean barge hulls with massive power washers.</p><p>In a suit and tie the port&rsquo;s Executive Director Dennis Wilmsmeyer is a sharp contrast to bearded workers wearing Carhart overalls.</p><p>He takes a wide stance on top of barge that rocks back and forth.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:25:42 +0000 Tim Lloyd 3130 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Crumbling locks and dams threaten Midwestern agriculture exports Arch Grants aims to anchor start-ups in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grants-aims-anchor-start-ups-st-louis <p>Ten grants are up for grabs for new businesses that set up shop in St. Louis. A local non-profit, Arch Grants, says it will award the $50,000 grants this May in an effort to bring innovative businesses to the city.</p><p>Arch Grants Co-founder Joe&nbsp;Schlafly&nbsp;said the for-profit start-ups that are selected will be required to stay for at least one year.</p><p>&ldquo;St. Louis is not a dog-meat, down place,&quot; Schlafly said. &quot;It is a place where&nbsp;things&nbsp;are happening. We&rsquo;re open for business. We want to be on the short list, not just [on] no list.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:40:35 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2922 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grants aims to anchor start-ups in St. Louis