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Business briefing: Playground to be built inside St. Clair Square

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

The next addition coming to St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights is for the kids.

Construction of an indoor playground is expected to get underway next month in front of the entrance of JCPenneys, just off Center Court on the mall’s Lower Level. A grand opening has been planned for Aug. 7.

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Mercy Health is laying off 350 people. The Chesterfield-based Catholic health care system is planning job cuts in four states. Find out more here.

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GPS technology recently helped police in New Hampshire find lost teenagers. New Hampshire Fish and Game officers used GPS coordinates from a 911 cellphone call to find the two 17-year-old hikers. Read more here.

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Fuel costs have remained in check as the price for benchmark U.S. crude oil is down 24 cents to $59.46 a barrel. Learn more here.

-Will Buss, BND business writer

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