Despite a recovering economy, the Census Bureau reports that in 2013, the median household had $4,500 less buying power than it did in 2007, which could result in fewer purchases during the holidays.
America’s wealthiest 400 hold a combined net worth of $2.3 trillion, which places the average Forbes 400 fortune at $5.7 billion, an all-time record high.
The very Constitution that our kids learn about supports the idea that we are all created equal. Does not that mean minorities should be represented as core classroom teachers in a similar proportion to the very students they teach and serve?
The CDC has a good track record for preventing and controlling infectious diseases, but it can't be everywhere at once.
Today, with a quick visit to our doctors, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from dreadful diseases that our ancestors had to face.
Setting good and challenging standards should in no way impede a teacher's ability to teach that subject or grade level.
Missouri legislators are willing to pass a special law for one company while schools are under-funded and food insecurity rates increase.
Agriculture is pushing up global temperatures and draining our resources. High- and low-tech solutions have been proposed, but the real answer might be to use all of them.
NFL fans so inclined can get their favorite team jerseys, hats, and just about anything else sporting the pink ribbon or done in a pink color scheme. But breast cancer research only gets about 5 percent of that revenue.
Altogether, the top three executives for the company that owns the Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse are leaving their jobs with combined compensation valued at an estimated $68 million.
The Missouri Democrat hopes her proposed Campus Accountability and Safety Act can pass Congress in 2015.
A report released earlier this week by Auditor Tom Schweich shows transparency violations throughout Missouri. Attorney General Chris Koster must press the case all over the state that the Sunshine Law is a valuable accountability tool for citizens.
The CW Network, the last bastion of Saturday morning cartoons debuted a five-hour package of educational and informational shows. No longer are there cartoons on network television.
Air travelers are screened in West Africa before they are allowed to leave their countries. Still, the American health care system needs to react with greater vigilance when cases of Ebola do reach this country.
One of the main messages of Mental Illness Awareness Week stresses spotting indicators of illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia with the goal of timely intervention in mind.
The middle-ground reading of the court's action is that gay marriages must be allowed in other states in the judicial circuits from which the five cases originated. The broadest reading is that the debate over gay marriage is over.
The effects of the communication breakdown in the case of the Ebola patient in Dallas continue to ripple outward.
It must be devastating to deal with the unanswered questions and unknown circumstances that surround the disappearance of a loved one. Hunters can — and have been known to — solve those riddles and help provide answers and closure in missing persons’ cases.
Missouri is one of only a few states that does not review health insurance rates. Potential health care customers here don't know which companies are offering plans, what benefit options are available or how much it will all cost.
Whether you munch on apples, carrots, celery or peaches, you're doing your body a favor whenever you simply eat fruits and veggies. When it comes to getting your kids to eat fruits and vegetable, apple picking is the ultimate low-hanging fruit.