Earlier this month, Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders wrapped up a trade mission to China. The trip was designed, in part, to revive the so-called China Hub project.
Members of the Midwest-China Hub Commission and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics signed an agreement in Shanghai to pursue expanding trade between the U.S. and China, and in particular adding new airfreight routes between the Asian nation and St. Louis.
It’s said that one of the certainties in life is taxes. However, taxes for 2012 are to some degree, uncertain because of ongoing negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff.
Host Don Marsh talked with tax expert Lance Weiss, C.P.A., of SFW Partners, LLC about end-of-year tax preparations and what can be done to minimize the amount owed on federal and state income tax returns due in April.
Missouri’s economy is expected to grow next year, according to the annual revenue estimate released Tuesday by the Governor’s office and key legislative leaders.
Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, along with GOP Budget chairs Rick Stream from the House and Kurt Schaefer from the Senate, say that the state’s economy will grow by just over 3 percent during the next fiscal year. The economic growth rate is actually estimated to be 4.8 percent – but the loss of one-time revenue sources from Washington and other factors lower it to the 3 percent net rate.
When St. Louis native Bill Knoedelseder pitched the idea for a TV series about a wealthy brewing, baseball-team-owning family, Hollywood was skeptical. How could a Midwestern mansion hold a candle next to, say, an oil family in Dallas?