Daily business briefing: Millennium Hotel to close; 147 to lose jobs

December 5, 2013 

The Millennium Hotel in downtown St. Louis will close Jan. 22. All 147 employees are expected to lose their jobs, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Hotel owner Millennium Hotels and Resorts is now reportedly looking for a buyer. Find out more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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Charlotte, N.C. is the latest city reportedly vying to become the home of a new Boeing plant to build the 777X jetliner. St. Louis, Huntsville, Ala. and other cities are preparing to make bids for the plant by next Tuesday. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

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The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, higher than forecasted and well above the 2.5 percent growth rate for the second quarter. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Applications for unemployment benefits fell to 298,000 -- a six-year low. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped to 23,000 last week as applications have fallen in seven of the past eight weeks. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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