Monthly Archives: September 2010

Southwest to Buy AirTran for $1.37 Billion

Southwest Airlines, the biggest discount airline in the United States, on Monday said it had agreed to acquire AirTran Airways for $1.37 billion in cash and stock More ... Read More

Unilever to buy Alberto Culver for $3.7 billion

Consumer products maker Unilever N.V. said Monday it has agreed to buy Melrose Park-based Alberto Culver Co., which makes beauty products such as TRESemme, VO5 and Noxzema, for $3.7 billion in ... Read More

Healthier Auto Sector Means Increased Demand for Sensors

Market for sensors expected to grow 14% annually through 2014, according to report. More ... Read More

Boeing lands $5B contract for Super Hornet, Growler

The Boeing Co. said Tuesday it won a new multi-year procurement contract totaling nearly $5.3 billion from the U.S. Navy for 124 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. More ... Read More

Washington University gets $18M for nanotechnology

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said Wednesday it and four other partner schools snagged $18 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to research therapies and ... Read More

LaBarge wins $1M helicopter contract

LaBarge Inc. said Wednesday it won a $1 million contract from Lord Corp. to produce electronic assemblies for military and civilian helicopters. More ... Read More

Peugeot, Mitsubishi Team Up on Electric Vehicle Project

The carmakers said they will begin technical development of electric versions of the Peugeot Partner combi-van and the Citroen Berlingo, with the aim of beginning production by the end of 2012. ... Read More

U.S. Manufacturing posts unexpected growth

Beating most analysts’ expectations, manufacturing in the U.S. grew for the 13th month in a row. The Institute of Supply Management said its manufacturing index rose to 56.3 points, from 55.5 ... Read More

Missouri ranks 8th in study of state highway systems

Missouri jumped 16 spots from 24 last year to eight this year in the report that measures the condition and cost-effectiveness of state-owned roads in 11 categories, including deficient bridges, urban ... Read More

U.S. Senators Bond and McCaskill Return to China for Midwest-China Hub

United States Senators Christopher “Kit” Bond and Claire McCaskill will lead a delegation of government, business and civic leaders along with the Midwest-China Hub Commission back to Beijing and Shanghai. The ... Read More