S&P 500 1950 +1
Nasdaq 4336 +15
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER RECORD: The stock market continued its inch-by-inch climb through record territory Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were up a fraction of a percent, driving both indexes to new highs. The NASDAQ was up 0.34 percent
Stocks also inched upward in
"My view is that the Goldilocks economy is back -- not to cold, not too hot, but just right," said
LOCAL GAINER: American Railcar stock rose 2 percent Monday. Analysts at
But it is a boom-and-bust business with "a history of oversupplying the market in good times," the analysts note. Government regulation and an expanding pipeline system may portend a slowdown in railcar orders.
American Railcar, based in St. Charles, makes and fixes railroad rolling stock, including oil tank cars among others.
NO TIME FOR TIME:
Magazines, like newspapers, have been losing print subscribers and advertisers as consumers go online for news.
"The good news is that Time has massive scale and audience reach, to go along with a solid reputation and brand recognition," said
THIS TAKES THE CAKE: Vendors and reception venues remain the biggest cause of wedding day mishaps, according to an analysis of 2013 wedding insurance claims by Travelers. Chefs don't show, cakes collapse, limo drivers disappear, sometimes the reception venue goes broke and closes.
Such debacles generate 36 percent of all wedding claims filed by Travelers customers. Injury and sickness of the couple or one of their parents made up 16 percent of claims
The average wedding costs
HELP WITH MUNIS: There is a new online tool to help municipal bond investors compare prices among bonds with similar maturities, interest rates and geography. It's put out by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, the muni business' self-regulatory arm. You can find the tool here. To use it, you'll need a CUSIP number for a bond you wish to compare.
LOCAL INDEX: The Bloomberg St. Louis Index rose 2 to 918.
STL STOCKS GAINERS LOSERS
THE DAY AHEAD:
Noranda, which owns an electricity-hog aluminum plant in southeast
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