Daily business briefing: Ford introduces new F-150

January 13, 2014 

Ford Motor Co. is introducing the 2015 F-150 pickup truck today at the North American International Auto Show. The truck was first introduced in 1948. Ford has since sold more than 33 million F-Series trucks. Learn more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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Chrysler will formally unveil the new 200 today at the Detroit auto show. The new model is based on designs by Chrysler's new owner, Italian automaker Fiat. Learn more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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The St. Louis Business Journal reports that the keys to the economy in 2014 are unemployment, inflation and the stock market. Analysts say unemployment will continue to fall and should end up in the 6 percent to 6.5 percent range and inflation is expected to be in the 2 percent to 3 percent range. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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The U.S. economy added 74,000 workers in December, the smallest increase since January 2011. The Fed has been buying $85 billion of financial assets each month to force down interest rates and spur economic growth. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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