Monthly Archives: January 2010

Wind power grew 39% last year

Despite a crippling recession and tight credit markets, the American wind power industry grew at a blistering pace in 2009, adding 39 percent more capacity. The country is close to the ... Read More

Washington U., St. Jude team on $65M pediatric cancer genome project

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis are teaming up to sequence the genomes of 600 children with pediatric cancer in the hope ... Read More

Washington U. wins $13 million Gates Foundation health grant

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a five-year, $13 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help eliminate elephantiasis and river blindness. The parasitic ... Read More

Union membership in Missouri decreased in 2009

Missouri’s union membership dropped from 11.2% in 2008 to 9.4% in 2009. Overall union membership in the United States was 12.3% in 2009, virtually unchanged from 12.4% in 2008. [Bureau of ... Read More

Smith Electric Vehicles can supply electric vehicles to federal agencies, military

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp. said Wednesday that its Smith Newton vehicle has been approved for purchase by federal agencies and the military, the only all-electric medium/heavy duty truck with the ... Read More

Obama to announce high-speed rail plan post-speech

A day after delivering a State of the Union address aimed at showing recession-weary Americans he understands their struggles, President Barack Obama intends to award $8 billion in stimulus funds to ... Read More

Obama announces $33 billion hiring tax credit for jobs

President Obama announced today a proposal to establish a $33 billion tax credit to encourage small businesses to hire more workers and increase wages. The plan is one of several the ... Read More

Noranda Aluminum, Inc. to receive $2.5 million in development tax credits

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has approved $2.5 million in Development Tax Credits for the expansion project of Noranda Aluminum, Inc. The credits will be authorized at the 50 ... Read More

Missouri ranks high among border states in doctorate degrees awarded

Among bordering states, Missouri ranks second only to Illinois in the number of doctorate degrees awarded in 2008, according to data from the National Science Foundation. Missouri universities awarded 880 doctorates ... Read More

Medtronic to buy stent maker Invatec

Medtronic said Monday that it will pay up to $500 million for Invatec, a company that makes medical devices to treat cardiovascular disease, The Associated Press reports. The medical technology company ... Read More