Month: April 2010

Economy

Debt Crisis: Greece, Portugal, Spain . . . ?

WSJ.com Alert: S&P downgrades Spain to ‘AA’ with a negative outlook, saying the country is likely to have an extended period of subdued economic growth. Markets react:  DJIA plummets from +23 to –22 in seconds after S&P drops Spain’s debt rating. And the sovereign debt nightmare is only beginning.  The UK is next.  But the …

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St. Louis County Votes

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 6, is Election Day in St. Louis County.  In some places, especially throughout South County, the only measure on the ballot is Proposition A: a sales tax increase. Prop A’s backers—principally County Exec Charlie Dooley and Chesterfield Mayor John Nations—claim this tax increase of up to $650 per family will allow Metro …