• Missouri governor signs $1.7B Boeing incentive plan

    by  • December 10, 2013

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon chose a monument to the space race manufacturing boon as a backdrop to sign into law a $1.7 billion tax incentive package to lure aerospace giant Boeing to the state. The governor endorsed the tax breaks for production of the company’s 777X jetliner Tuesday morning at...

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    S&P improves financial outlook on Illinois

    by  • December 10, 2013

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A major credit-rating house has taken a more positive outlook on Illinois debt than it has in years after last week’s pension-reform vote. Standard & Poor’s affirmed its A- rating on state debt backed by general tax revenue Tuesday but revised its outlook from “negative” to “developing.” The ratings agency...

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    Office Depot choses Boca over Naperville

    by  • December 10, 2013

    Office Depot has picked Florida for its world headquarters, choosing Boca Raton over Naperville with merger partner OfficeMax. With OfficeMax based in Naperville, and Office Depot based in Boca Raton, the merged companies need only one headquarters. The senator who sponsored a $53 million tax incentive package intended to get the company to pick...

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    Juvenile arrested for Murphysboro armed robbery

    by  • December 10, 2013

    Murphysboro police say they’ve arrested a minor for an armed robbery Monday night. Officers responded to the Circle K convenience store on N. 14th St. at 10:15 p.m. Monday in response to an armed robbery. An employee at the store told police that a black male had entered the store, displayed a handgun, and...

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    Flora police officer recovering after semi/car crash

    by  • December 10, 2013

    A Flora police officer is recovering in the hospital Tuesday, after his squad car was struck Monday night by a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 50. Accident reports indicate Sgt. Guy Durre was responding to a report of a car/deer accident on the northeast side of Flora, when just south of the intersection of U.S....

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