Monthly Archives: May 2010

Intuit to buy health care firm Medfusion

Best known for its Quicken software, Intuit is moving further into the health care market through a new acquisition. Intuit announced Tuesday that it will pay $91 million in cash to ... Read More

Gov. Nixon announces creation of 800 new high-tech jobs in Columbia

Gov. Jay Nixon today took part in the official announcement that global technology innovator IBM will locate a new services delivery center in Columbia, a project that will create 800 new ... Read More

Ford’s Kansas City-made vehicles drive April sales gains

Sales of vehicles produced at Ford Motor Co.’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo were a key reason Ford’s sales increased by more than 20 percent for the fifth straight month. ... Read More

Endo to buy HealthTronics for $223M

Drug developer Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. is buying HealthTronics for $223 million in a move to expand its urology and diagnostic products, the companies said Wednesday. Endo, based in Chadds Ford, ... Read More

Dow plans seed trait to combat Roundup-resistant weeds

Dow Chemical Co. plans to add a gene to its corn, cotton and soybean seeds that will allow farmers to use a second herbicide to control weeds not killed by Monsanto ... Read More

Despite the economy UM system research blossoms

Ground broke last month on the site of a new research park at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. The innovation park is being constructed atop what was once the ... Read More

Bombardier gets $937M order from Jazz Air

Jazz Air LP plans to replace some of its aging fleet of passenger aircraft and spend up to US$937 million to purchase as many as 30 new turboprops from Bombardier, the ... Read More

Boeing discount wins jetmaker $5.4 billion Navy Super Hornet contract

Boeing Co. won a long-sought decision by the Navy to keep buying its F/A-18 Super Hornet for several years after the company knocked 10% off the fighter jet’s price, saving the ... Read More

Astellas Pharma buys OSI for $4 billion

Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan’s No. 2 drug maker, said Monday it will buy U.S. cancer drug company OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $4 billion in cash in a bid to expand its ... Read More

Alliant Tech Systems announces $372 million order from the U.S. Army

Alliant Tech Systems announced Monday that it received $372 million in orders from the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Rock Island, Ill., to be produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition ... Read More