Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sanofi Agrees to Buy Genzyme for $20.1 Billion

Sanofi-Aventis will pay $74 a share in cash, plus additional payments pegged to the performance of certain drugs developed by Genzyme. ... Read More

Danforth Plant Science Center expansion gets $6M in bonds

The Missouri Development Finance Board approved $6.2 million in tax-exempt bonds Tuesday for an $8.25 million expansion at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur. The expansion is expected ... Read More

Touton USA will put North American headquarters, 21 exec jobs in KC

Touton USA, a French commodity trader, plans to put its North American headquarters in Kansas City, creating 21 executive jobs. The company will open its office at 11500 N. Ambassador Drive ... Read More

Brown Shoe adds American Sporting Goods

Brown Shoe Co. bought American Sporting Goods Corp. for $145 million, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. ... Read More

EaglePicher Technologies

Randy Moore “People here have an excellent work ethic. And there’s a sense of extended family in the area. It’s feels like a wholesome, down home country atmosphere with the amenities ... Read More

Forest Labs to Acquire Clinical Data

The deal, valued at $1.2 billion, will help Forest Labs replace sales of the antidepressant drug Lexapro, which loses patent protection next year ... Read More

Wash. U., Truman make ‘Best Value Colleges’ list

Washington University and Truman State University made the Princeton Review and USA Today’s “100 Best Value Colleges for 2011.” List organizers said they tried to pick the schools that give students ... Read More

GE, Siemens lend clout to electric-car charger business

General Electric Co. and Siemens AG are preparing to release their own lines of electric-car charging stations, injecting big-name competition into a nascent business now dominated by little known start-ups. GE ... Read More

Boeing wins $35B Air Force tanker deal

Boeing has won the $35 billion contract for 179 Air Force tankers, capping a decade of maneuvering between the world’s two largest aircraft builders, as well as between the governments of ... Read More

Toyota’s Bodine to add jobs in Mo., Tenn.

Toyota said Friday that two of its Bodine Aluminum plants, in Missouri and Tennessee, would add 20 new jobs as part of an $8.4 million investment to support expanded production of ... Read More