Marketplace Morning Report

9:28 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Drought takes toll on river transport cities

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There's more sun and heat in the forecast for St. Louis. Not great for a region that's in the midst of the worst drought in decades. Now, we've heard about the effect the drought is having on on farmers -- but it turns out it's also shrinking the shipping lanes in the Mississippi River. Our own Adam Allington reports for Marketplace Morning Report this morning. See more via the link.
Because of the drought, there is only one shipping lane on the Mississippi. So the barges on the river have to coordinate in a way they've never had to.
9:34 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Playoffs could be cash haul for college football

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Check out this story from our own Adam Allington which aired on Marketplace Morning Report today.
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College football fans are on the cusp of getting what they want. A four-team playoff is also attractive to the NCAA's bottom line.
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9:07 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Missouri's low cigarette tax under fire

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The state with the lowest tax on cigarettes? No, not tobacco country -- Virginia or North Carolina. It's Missouri, with a tax of just 17 cents a pack. The national average is a buck and a half. But health advocates are pushing a ballot initiative to increase the levy in Missouri.

Our own Maria Altman reports for Marketplace Morning Report today.

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10:34 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Missouri primary will cost millions, but not matter

A voter leaving a voting booth in Georgia in 2010. Missouri will hold its presidential primary tomorrow.
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Missouri is holding its presidential primary tomorrow, and turnout is expected to be extremely low. That is in part because the votes won't count, even though the primary will close taxpayers millions of dollars.

Check out our own Maria Altman's story for Marketplace Morning Report, which aired this morning.

St. Louis Public Radio on Marketplace
4:46 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

Stimulus help to states comes to a close

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A federal stimulus program to help stabilize state budgets is coming to a close tomorrow. The government provided some $90 billion in emergency funds to help state government get past collapsing tax revenues, and help pay for such services as education and health care. Now, states are having to slash spending.

Adam Allington reports for Marketplace, that states are bracing for some painfully difficult decisions. When it comes to making some budget cuts, their hands are tied.

Listen for the report tonight on Marketplace, starting at 6 p.m.

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10:43 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Job growth has been increasing faster for men than women

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The "Mancession" of 2009 is finally giving way to a "Mancovery." But the jobs picture for women is going in the opposite direction.

Check out this feature about gender asymmetry in the jobs "recovery" from our own Adam Allington. It aired on Marketplace Morning Report today.

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11:09 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Lower gas taxes lure drivers to Mo.

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With lower state taxes on gasoline, among others, Missouri is easily undercutting its border mate, Illinois, when it comes to the price to fill up.

One of the cardinal rules about interstate travel through the Midwest: "gas up before you hit Illinois." Illinois levies a hefty 42 cents per gallon tax on gasoline, among the highest gas taxes in the country.

Check out more of this feature on the Missouri-Illinois border wars for cheap gasoline by our own Adam Allington. It aired on Marketplace Morning Report earlier today.

St. Louis Public Radio on Marketplace
2:10 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Missouri puppy mills face new restrictions

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Missouri voters passed a ballot measure in November for tougher rules on dog breeders. Now the Missouri legislature is attempting to overturn the vote.

Check out the story from our own Adam Allington featured on Marketplace this morning.