Experts had projected a smaller drop of about 20,000 jobless claims from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21. Instead, 639,000 requests were filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending Feb. 21, down 31,000 from Feb. 14. However, Missouri had the nation's third highest increase in jobless claims for the week.
The stimulus package will help balance budgets in the short term but won't quickly solve unemployment, low consumer spending and the housing crisis.
Gov. Nixon's plan to build on the state's health care program was rejected Wednesday by the House Budget Committee. A crowd had gathered outside the Capitol to support the health care expansion, and lawmakers debated whether the state has enough money for the project.
The Berry Building and the land it sits on are on the National Register of Historic Places. Last month, renovations began to transform the dilpidated building, which will contain a gym, 12 apartments and 10,000 square feet of street-level retail space.
The Missourian begins a series of videos with experts who give practical advice on tackling today's troubling economy.
President Barack Obama's first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night included words of hope regarding issues such as education, the war budget, the economic crisis and other key national problems.
This is his address to the joint session of Congress as released from the press secretary of the White House.
A closer look at some of the statements President Barack Obama made Tuesday night in his address to Congress.
The idea has never caught on in the U.S., but some colleges are taking it up as a way to help students cut costs.
The stimulus includes $7.2 billion in competitive grants and loans for broadband expansion aimed at rural areas. About one-fifth of Missourians live where there is no high-speed Internet access.
His visit brought him and 79 other mayors a chance to meet the president and vice president and an opportunity to learn how to apply for stimulus money for their cities.
Missouri State University is offering a new program this fall, renewable until 2011 that will offer state residents who have lost their jobs a reduction in tuition. The amount they will save varies between campuses.
Mayor Darwin Hindman is among an exclusive group of 80 U.S. mayors to meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday morning for the United States Conference of Mayors.
Sen. Claire McCaskill is saying the federal stimulus package will help Missouri's economy.
Downtown Columbia business and property owners met three separate times Wednesday to discuss whether to the replace the Downtown Special Business District with a Community Improvement District, or CID. The proposed CID would raise downtown sales tax by one half cent to provide funding for downtown improvements.
The salmonella outbreak has wreaked predictions for a successful year for the U.S. peanut industry. "Public perception is killing us," said the executive director of the Texas peanut producers board.
Wall Street financiers turn to suicide and faking their own deaths to get away from their problems and debts.
The meeting will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 20 in Jesse Hall Auditorium.
Missouri's possible $4 billion cut of the federal stimulus package would go to more than two dozen areas, including homeless prevention, drinking water and transportation improvements.
A new website, stimuluswatch.org, allows citizens to comment on how they think the economic stimulus package should be used by their local government.