Daily business briefing: Jobless benefits rise by 16,000

April 3, 2014 

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week. However, the seasonally adjusted number of 326,000 remains close to pre-recession levels. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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For the first time, St. Louis University is offering incentives for longtime employees who take early retirement. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that full-time workers age 60 or older qualify. Find out more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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Boeing Co. has announced plans to cut 300 jobs at its aerostructures operations in Australia. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that the plant is the company's largest manufacturing unit outside North America. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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The Obama administration has been stalling to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. Safeway and Kroger have pledged to keep the salmon off their shelves if it is approved. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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