Top Of the Morning News: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Falling unemployment leads to the long-term unemployed Misosurians to lose some benefits. McCaskill calls for an investigation into refinery capacity.McCaskill. A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.
Calls For Investigation Into Refinery Capacity
Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill began the week traveling the state, touting remedies for high gasoline prices and changes to the tax code. Read more here.
Long-term Unemployed Lose Benefits In Missouri
Missouri's 7.4 percent jobless rate is the lowest it's been in more than three years - but that's bad news for about 9,000 people receiving unemployment benefits. . The state last year accepted federal money to provide an additional 20 weeks of unemployment benefits to residents who had been out of work for a year and a half. But the state Department of Labor says as of Saturday, Missouri’s seven point four percent jobless rate is too low to meet the criteria for the extra assistance. Find out more here.
Royals Lose First Game In Oakland
The Kansas City Royals could only manage three hits last night as they were shutout by the Oakland A’s, 1-0, giving Kansas City a 2 and 2 record on the season. The Royals and A’s meet again this evening in Oakland.