Daily business briefing: Ballpark Village ahead of schedule

September 18, 2013 

Ballpark Village, the development across the street from Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, is ahead of schedule and is looking to fill more than 1,000 jobs. KTVI FOX 2 News in St. Louis reports that hiring is expected to begin Jan. 1, 2014 and the new retail and restaurant development will be ready by the home opener next season. Find out more at http://fox2now.com. ...

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FedEx saw its quarterly profit rise 7 percent after a decline in revenue from its FedEx Express unit. The company plans to raise prices in January by an average of 3.9 percent. Prices for ground shipments in 2014 will be announced later this year. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Walgreen Co. will send its employees shopping for their health insurance coverage. Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, will start giving workers a contribution toward the cost of coverage and then send them to a private health insurance exchange where they will pick from as many as 25 plans. Walgreens currently offers its workers two to four options depending on where the employee lives. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The Obama administration wants to reassure Americans about the privacy and security of the information submitted under the new health care law. Federal and state officials are set to meet Wednesday at the White House to discuss security measures designed to keep scammers and identity thieves from taking advantage of Americans attempting to enroll for health coverage starting next month. For more information, read http://www.bnd.com/business.

--Will Buss, BND business writer

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