Daily business briefing: St. Louis execs among nation's highest paid

April 15, 2014 

Some St. Louis executives have landed on the Equilar 100 CEO Pay Study. The median pay for the 100 CEOs on the list was $13.9 million, up 9 percent from last year. Local execs on the list include Emerson CEO David Farr, Boeing's W. James McNerney Jr. and George Paz, chairman, president and CEO of Express Scripts. Find out more at http://www.businessjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is carrying less traffic than previously expected. Since opening in February, the bridge is averaging about 31,000 vehicles per day. It was originally projected to carry around 40,000 vehicles per day. Read more at http://www.businessjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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Coca-Cola's first-quarter profit fell by almost 8 percent. However, the company sold more soda worldwide. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The Labor Department said Tuesday that the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in March as prices have risen just 1.5 percent year over year. That remains well below the Federal Reserve's target for inflation. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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