Yearly Archives: 2010

Midwest Research Institute gets $1.6M to study potential biological weapon

Midwest Research Institute won a $1.6 million federal contract to study a virus that could be used as a biological weapon. Mor. ... Read More

Exelon to buy Deere’s wind energy business

Electric utility Exelon Corp. said it will buy Deere & Co.’s wind power business for about $860 million, expanding its portfolio of carbon-free electricity generation. Chicago-based Exelon, the largest U.S. nuclear ... 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

Frito-Lay will buy 176 Smith Electric Vehicles delivery trucks

Frito-Lay North America is betting big on Smith Electric Vehicles U.S., planning to deploy 176 of the company’s all-electric delivery trucks during the next year. The company, a division of PepsiCo ... Read More

Unilever Invests in Algae

As food and consumer-goods companies face problems obtaining the key ingredient palm oil without damaging the environment, Unilever is betting on a promising low-life alternative: algae. More ... Read More

3M Continues Deal Spree, Buying Arizant

3M said Thursday that it had agreed to buy Arizant, which provides ways to warm patients to prevent hypothermia, for $810 million in cash. More ... Read More

Ford brings jobs in-house, including 200 in Kansas City

Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it is on pace to bring about 1,975 jobs in-house by 2012, including more than 200 jobs at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, ... Read More

U.S. Highway 71 in Missouri will get $65M interstate upgrade

Driving from Kansas City to Joplin, Mo., down U.S. Highway 71 is going to get much faster. More ... Read More