Daily business briefing: Edwardsville toy store has new name, address

June 5, 2013 

An Edwardsville toy store has a new name and address. Once Upon A Toy has been renamed Happy Up and has moved to Edwardsville Crossing after years at 2460 Troy Road. You can now find the toy store at 6654-A Edwardsville Crossing Drive. Owned by Happy Up Inc., the business also has store a in Clayton, Mo., and owned the former LagoonaMagoo Toys in Fairview Heights, which closed last December. The Edwardsville toy store was facing closure last spring before an Internet-based campaign helped raise enough money to keep the business open. ...

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St. Louis University Law School soon will open a new eatery at its downtown locale, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. This fall, the St. Louis University School of Law also will be home to The Docket, a cafe and bistro to be located on the ground floor of the law building at 100 N. Tucker Blvd. The Docket will serve pizzas, flat breads and earthenware casseroles, along with fresh-squeezed juices and signature drinks made with local spirits and craft brews. To find out more, go to http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/. ...

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A new survey shows U.S. businesses added just 135,000 jobs in May. This was above April's revised total of 113,000, but much lower than the gains reported over the winter, which averaged more than 200,000 a month from November through February. Read more about it at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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U.S. worker productivity grew a modest amount from January through March after having declined in the previous quarter. Weak productivity growth could boost hiring if consumers and businesses spend more. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Orders to U.S. factories rose modestly in April as manufacturers rebounded from a weak March performance, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Factory orders rose 1 percent in April compared with March when orders had dropped a sharp 4.7 percent. The big swing reflected volatility in commercial aircraft orders, which were down sharply in March but surged 53.3 percent in April. ...

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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