Daily business briefing: Missouri minimum wage to increase

November 11, 2013 

The Show Me State's minimum wage will rise by 15 cents an hour in January. The St. Louis Business Journal cites a KSDK report that next year's minimum wage in Missouri will be increased to $7.50 an hour, up from the current minimum wage of $7.35 an hour. For more information, go to http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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The price for oil remained above $94 a barrel Monday. The benchmark U.S. crude for December delivery was down 39 cents to $94.21 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange after rising 40 cents on Friday. Trading is expected to be light Monday because of the Veterans Day holiday. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Target stores will open at 8 p.m. this Thanksgiving Day, an hour earlier than last year. More and more retailers are opening their doors for "Black Friday" sales on Thanksgiving day. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Upbeat U.S. economic figures shored up global markets Monday even though there are growing expectations that the Federal Reserve could begin to reduce its monetary stimulus next month. There are expectations that the Fed will soon start "tapering" its $85 billion worth of asset purchases. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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