More pain: Economy shrinks

The nation’s economy slammed into reverse in the third quarter and suffered its biggest decline in seven years, according to a government report Thursday.
The […]

Black Friday: Deep discounts coming

Judging from a leaked ad for day-after-Thanksgiving sales, major stores will tempt shoppers - whose help is desperately needed to bolster the economy - […]

Markets in a bungee jump

Mounting job losses. Nations trying to avoid defaulting on their debt. A possible global recession.
Despite massive intervention by governments to stem an international credit crunch […]

Alton Pointe is fresh departure from old public-housing complex

Alton Pointe Apartments opened several months ago on the former site of Sullivan Homes, a 1950s-era public housing complex that was decried in its […]

ConocoPhillips profit jumps 41%

ConocoPhillips, the third-largest U.S. oil company, says third-quarter profit rose 41% due largely to record oil prices this summer. The results easily topped Wall […]

Surprise increase in leading indicators

A broad measure of the economy’s health rose unexpectedly in September after declining for two consecutive months, the Conference Board announced Monday.
The New York-based […]

Good for education . . . or, maybe not

For years, some Missouri casinos have been pushing the Legislature to get rid of that quirky, only-in-the-nation remnant of this state’s riverboat gambling days: […]

Obama’s small biz rescue plan: The details

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday proposed emergency assistance for small business endangered by America’s financial crisis, calling for a "small business rescue […]

BCE, Telus team on network upgrade

Bell Canada and Telus Corp. plan to jointly invest up to $1 billion in new network technology that promises to end Rogers Communications Inc.’s Canadian […]

All eyes on G7 as markets take fright

The world’s economic powers faced huge pressure on Friday to contain the financial crisis as panic selling swept through European and Asian markets amid […]