Daily business briefing: Boeing to add 400 jobs in St. Louis

June 18, 2013 


Boeing Co. has plans to add at least 400 new jobs to the St. Louis area as the company opens an information technology center. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, the Chicago-based aerospace company will bring new IT jobs here while eliminating 1,500 IT jobs in Washington state over the next three years. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...


Starbucks will begin posting calorie counts on its menus next week. The Seattle-based coffee chain says that will start on June 25 -- ahead of a federal regulation requiring restaurants to inform customers about calorie amounts. To find out more, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


U.S. builders saw new home starts rise 6.8 percent last month. The Commerce Department reports that offset part of the 14.8 percent decline reported in April, but May's rate is still below the more than 1 million home starts recorded in March. To learn more, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in May as higher energy costs were partly offset by cheaper food. The small increase comes after two straight declines, underscoring that American consumers are benefiting from mild inflation. The consumer price index ticked up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month, only the second increase in seven months, the Labor Department said Tuesday. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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