Monthly Archives: June 2010

Nixon signs bill for college savings plan

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that would enhance tax benefits for the state’s higher education savings program. On Monday, Nixon approved Senate Bill 772, which eliminates a 12-month holding ... Read More

New vehicle sales topped forecasts in May

New-vehicle sales in the United States rose more than expected in May, as every major automaker except Toyota Motor reported increases of at least 17.5 percent on Wednesday. Graphic How the ... Read More

National Semi develops chip for ‘smart solar panel’

National Semiconductor is diversifying into solar with the release a chipset that optimizes the power output of solar panels. The company said on Tuesday said that it is making its SolarMagic ... Read More

MU noted for energy efficiency

The University of Missouri has been recognized by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency for using a variety of alternative energy sources to power its campus. MU was one of three universities ... Read More

Mosaic in talks to buy Mexican firm

Mosaic Co. is in talks to acquire Mexican fertilizer company Grupo Fertinal SA in a deal that could be worth up to $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said. A ... Read More

Monsanto to license soybean seed traits to Dow

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it granted a new royalty-bearing, Roundup Ready 2 Yield license to Dow AgroSciences for genetically modified soybean seeds. In 2007, Creve Coeur, Mo.-based Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences ... Read More

Missouri home to two of the top children’s hospitals in the nation

St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University and Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City have once again been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 list of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. St. ... Read More

Linen King plans to hire 30 in next six months

For the second time in as many weeks, local economic development officials have announced the successful completion of a project that will bring a new employer to town. This time, it’s ... Read More

LaBarge inks Parker Aerospace deal

LaBarge Inc. has won a contract from Parker Aerospace’s electronic systems division to provide printed circuit card assemblies for a variety of aircraft programs. LaBarge estimates the value of the award ... Read More

Kansas City forum connects animal health firms with investors

Area animal health companies seeking venture capital have an coming opportunity close to home. The KC Animal Health Corridor is holding its second KC Animal Health Investment Forum on Aug. 31 ... Read More