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St. Louis County
9:47 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Shrewsbury Commission Opposes Subsidies For Walmart

(via Flickr/Walmart Corporate)

The Tax Increment Financing Commission of a St. Louis County town is opposing $15 million in subsidies forĀ  a planned Walmart Super Center, but the project might still get the go-ahead.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the issue is generating strong feelings in Shrewsbury, where more than 200 people attended a commission meeting Wednesday night. Though the commission denied a recommendation for the subsidies, the Board of Aldermen will ultimately have final say, and many expect the board to override the commission.

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Wrongful death suit in Joplin
1:34 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Wrongful death suit filed in wake of Joplin disaster

Some of the aftermath following the devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo. in May 2011. The tornado killed 161 people and destroyed more than 7,000 residences.
(UPI/Rick Meyer)

The wife and daughter of man killed inside a Walmart store when a massive tornado hit Joplin are suing.

The Joplin Globe reported that the wrongful death lawsuit names Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the store's manager as defendants. The case, initially filed in Jasper County Circuit Court, was transferred Friday to federal court.

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Business/Northwest Plaza auction
4:44 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Northwest Plaza up for sale again

A vacant Northwest Plaza is on the auction block, for a starting bid of $1.25 million.
(Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio)

It was once the region's largest shopping mall. Some even billed it as the largest mall in the world.

Now, the vacant Northwest Plaza in St. Ann is up for sale by a group of lenders who need to get the 122-acre, 1.8 million square foot site off their books by 2012.

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