Tax on cars: As used car prices soared last year, so did Missourians' personal property tax bills. Some legislators want to abolish the tax, but David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher say that would be a blow to local school districts.
The stores were once part of our lives. Now it is as though they never existed
One St. Louisan says his boss put him through 9 months of misery to make a point to other employees
Refund suit: A judge has ruled that St. Louis improperly refused earnings tax refunds to six people who worked from homes outside the city. Jim Gallagher and David Nicklaus say the case could lead to refunds for thousands more workers.
We wouldn't have PCs, modern networks or PET scans without the work he did
An almost abandoned building on the A-B campus has been renovated into a center for learning about all the machinery used in the large-scale brewing of beer.
DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE: St. Louis was one of the nation's slowest-growing metro areas over the past decade. Jim Gallagher argues that we should worry more about quality of life, but David Nicklaus counters that the area can't prosper without growth.
Kroenke's Cash: Jim Gallagher and David Nicklaus say St. Louis and St. Louis County should spend the Rams lawsuit settlement on programs with long-term impact and avoid using it to plug short-term budget holes.
Three funerals, one wedding, a case of COVID and changes at work dotted 2022 along with the usual birthdays, lunches, plays and all the other unexpected joys and blessings and sorrows.
Two coal producers, Peabody and Arch, were the best-performing St. Louis stocks in 2022.
Double whammy: There was no place for investors to hide in 2022, with stocks and bonds both posting double-digit losses. Jim Gallagher and David Nicklaus are hoping for better returns in 2023.
Experts say bonds should do better this year, but a recession could hurt the stock market
As we look forward to the new year, let us also look back at the year just past with a fun quiz about all things retail.
Jobs outlook: With unemployment in metro St. Louis at a record low, David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher explain what has to happen for the region to see further job gains in 2023.
With unemployment at a record low 2.9%, employers will struggle to find workers
While this column is not going to do anything to actually advance business editing and writing, it will at least be informative.
Guaranteed income: David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher view St. Louis' guaranteed-income program as an interesting experiment, but one that won't make much of a dent in the city's poverty rate.
Greater St. Louis helped secure $25 million grant and recruit employers totaling 1,000 jobs
Most of Daniel Neman's appliances decided that his bank account was getting a little too full of itself, so they conspired to take it down a peg or two.
Legal weed: Backers of marijuana legalization say cannabis products could be a $1 billion market in Missouri. Jim Gallagher and David Nicklaus discuss who'll benefit from all that money.
Luis Manta and Ciara Hinton are new entrepreneurs who are putting in the work to make their businesses grow.
Will Emerson leave? Emerson, after a big asset sale, is deciding where its headquarters will be. David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher explain what will go into the decision and how it will affect St. Louis.
Our columnist discovers that reports of supply-chain issues and ultra-low inventory are true, and annoying.
Peptyde Bio is first successful launch for Danforth Technology subsidiary
Labor strife: Jim Gallagher points out that unions are winning more battles recently, including organizing victories at Starbucks cafes. David Nicklaus adds, however, that unions still represent just 6% of the private-sector workforce.
Counterfeit goods hurt the nation and the economy, and can even hurt the person who buys them.
One forecaster sees unemployment hitting 5.7% next year
A trip to Atlantic City reminded our reporter that he doesn't like setting fire to his money.