Metro-East News

July 9, 2014

Daily business briefing: Ameren to close South St. Louis County plant

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Ameren Missouri will shut down its coal-fired plant in Oakville, Mo. The 61-year-old coal-fired power plant in south St. Louis County will close by 2022. Find out more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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China's finance minister says any new economic stimulus is up to the United States to drive the global economy. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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New York City-based cupcake chain Crumbs has closed several of its remaining locations. The company opened a decade ago amid popularity its product sparked by the TV series Sex and The City. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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In Detroit, the water and sewerage department is threatening to shut off water service to about 200 businesses that don't pay their bills. The water and sewer department recently cracked down on residential customers who are in arrears. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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