Daily business briefing: St. Louis County makes pitch for Boeing's 777X

December 10, 2013 

The St. Louis County plans to offer Boeing $1.8 billion in tax breaks to bring its new 777X commercial jet production to north St. Louis County. The St. Louis Business Journal reports this offer is on top of the $1.7 billion over 23 years that the Missouri General Assembly voted last week to provide Boeing. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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Technology companies are still making healthy profits by mining personal data while speaking out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods. Companies like Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are becoming more aggressive in countering any perception that they voluntarily give the government access to users' email and other sensitive information. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The U.S. government lost $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout. The Treasury Department sold its last shares of GM on Monday and recovered $39 billion of the $49.5 billion it spent to save the automaker during the financial crisis five years ago. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Dow Jones industrial futures are down 11 points to 16,015. S&P futures have lost 1.2 points to 1,807.80, and Nasdaq futures are down less than a point to 3,517.75. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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