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Business briefing: Law firm opens in Belleville

Will Buss can be reached at wbuss@bnd.com.
Will Buss can be reached at wbuss@bnd.com.

A new law firm has opened in downtown Belleville.

The attorneys at Hipskind & McAninch are now open for business at 1 S. Church St., Suite 505, in Belleville, where they provide counsel on personal injury, family law, estate planning and criminal defense. The law firm also provides general civil litigation support and services throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.

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A new report finds that almost a million people became millionaires last year, of which more than a third — 345,000 — were Americans. Read more here.

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Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is making its Wi-Fi network accessible to those off campus. The community around the university can now access certain online services. Learn more here.

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Starbucks will close its La Boulange cafes by the end of the summer. The cafe had purchased the restaurant chain three years ago but says the business is no longer sustainable. Find out more here.

-Will Buss, BND business writer

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