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Region strives but still trails in innovation, entrepreneurship

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Harried people read only the headlines, but those who really want to know what’s going on will read the whole story.    Take our region, for instance, so inexorably linked to the St. Louis metropolitan area. Most people have at least a passing familiarity of the day-to-day routine, but how many, I wonder,…

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Tell the middle class the truth — this tax plan isn’t for them

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Recently, conservative PACs have been running ads in support of the Republican tax reform plan. They all follow a similar vein.     In one, a mom tells us how her family lives paycheck to paycheck. It’s very stressful, she says, and they just can’t get ahead. She wants Congress to provide…

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