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10:35 am
Tue October 19, 2010

Peabody 3Q net income more than doubles

Peabody Energy company is based in St. Louis and fuels 10 percent of U.S. power and 2 percent of electricity worldwide.
(UPI)

ST. LOUIS – Peabody Energy says its net income more than doubled during the third quarter amid growing global demand for coal.

Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest private-sector coal producer, said its net income rose to $236.3 million, or 83 cents per share for the quarter. That's more than double the same period last year, when net income was $110.8 million, or 40 cents per share.

Adjusted earnings were 99 cents per share, beating Wall Street's expectation of 91 cents.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:35 am
Tue October 19, 2010

North County LLC to skip presentation meeting

Jefferson City, Mo. – One of the four developers vying for Missouri's lone available casino license won't be making a pitch Wednesday as originally planned, and is threatening to drop out if the process isn't slowed down.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:14 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

St. Louis lost 7,500 jobs in Sep., Mo. unemployment stays at 9.3 percent

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new reports says Missouri's unemployment rate was unchanged last month at 9.3 percent while the state shed jobs.

The Department of Economic Development said Monday that Missouri
had a net loss of 12,300 jobs from August to September. The decline
put September's total statewide payroll employment slightly below
the March level.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:44 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

Committee meets to discuss human trafficking in Missouri

The Children Affected by Human Trafficking Committee meets in Jefferson City.
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

Jefferson City, Mo. – A committee tasked with coming up with ways to combat human trafficking in Missouri met today in Jefferson City.

The purpose of the Children Affected by Human Trafficking Committee is to craft recommendations for Governor Jay Nixon and state lawmakers for next year's legislative session. State Representative Jeff Grisamore (R,Lee's Summit) sits on the committee.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:36 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

La Russa coming back as Cardinals manager

Tony LaRussa
(Wikimedia Commons via Flickr user SD Dirk)

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have brought back Tony La Russa for a 16th year as manager.

The team announced the deal Monday and said it includes a mutual option for the 2012 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 66-year-old La Russa has a franchise-record 1,318 wins since joining the team as manager in 1996. He has led the Cardinals to eight division titles, two National League pennants and a World Series title in 2006.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:28 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

Boeing pares employee plan

The Boeing Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system (UAS) during an unveiling ceremony in St. Louis on May 10, 2010.
(UPI/Boeing Aircraft Handout)

WASHINGTON – The big aircraft maker Boeing Co. says "cost pressures" from the new health care law are part of the reason it's asking employees to pay more for their medical benefits next year.

In a letter mailed to employees late last week, Boeing said
deductibles and copayments are going up significantly for some
90,000 nonunion workers.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:53 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

Equipment failure causes delays on I-64

ST. LOUIS – A contractor for the Missouri Department of Transportation is facing fines after causing major traffic delays in downtown St. Louis Monday.

Thomas Industrial Coating is painting the double-decker section of Interstate 64 through downtown St. Louis. When a piece of equipment that collects lead paint failed around midnight, workers had to do the job by hand.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:52 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

Federal judge stays Nunley execution

ST. LOUIS – URGENT
Federal judge stays Nunley execution
Eds: Substitutes second paragraph to restore dropped reference to
judge's last name, updates with state AG's office reviewing the
ruling. APNewsNow. Will be updated.
A federal judge says Missouri must hold off on executing a man condemned in the 1989 killing of a Kansas City-area teenager until issues involving his sentencing are sorted out.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:37 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

Mo. soldier dies in Iraq; was based at Colo. post

FORT CARSON, Colo. – A soldier from Springfield, Mo., who was assigned to a unit at Fort Carson, Colo., has died in Iraq.

The Defense Department said Monday that 24-year-old Pfc. Dylan
T. Reid died Saturday in a non-combat-related incident in Amarah,
Iraq.

He was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, part of Fort
Carson's 4th Infantry Division.

Reid joined the Army in September 2008 and went to Iraq in March
of this year. It was his first deployment.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:42 pm
Fri October 15, 2010

Blunt, Carnahan clash in final debate

(l-r) Robin Carnahan (D) and Roy Blunt (R), minutes before their final debate at The Lodge of Four Seasons resort.
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri's two leading U.S. Senate candidates held their final face-to-face debate today before the November 2nd general election.

Democrat Robin Carnahan came out swinging, using much of her opening statement to bash Republican Roy Blunt's record in Congress.

"Our economy's gotten wrecked, Wall Street got a bailout, special interests made out like bandits, and we got stuck with the bill," Carnahan said.

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