Monthly Archives: August 2011

City almost ready to access new solar power source

Solar panels leased from an Omaha, Neb.-based renewable energy company have arrived in Columbia and, once installed, could help the city exceed its renewable energy goal for the coming year. But ... Read More

EADS to buy Vizada for $960 million

Plane maker and defense contractor European Aeronautics, Defence and Space Co. (EADS) plans to buy satellite communications company Vizada from Apax Partners LLP for about $960 million, Bloomberg reports. France-based Vizada ... Read More

Columbia makes Forbes’ Best Small Places for Business and Careers List

The college town known for its Shakespeare’s Pizza and historic columns ranked No. 8 on Forbes’ Best Small Places for Business and Careers list. The list looked at 12 measurements when ... Read More

U.S. Doling Out $336 Million to Help States Buy New Trains

California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri to receive funds to buy locomotives, with strict ‘Buy America’ requirements. In 2009, some 30 foreign and domestic rail manufacturers promised to employ American workers ... Read More

MEMC to buy Fotowatio’s U.S. subsidiary for up to $238.5 million

MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.bizWatch said Wednesday it plans to buy the privately held U.S. subsidiary of solar power plant developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) in a deal totaling up to $238.5 ... Read More

Ralcorp to Buy a Sara Lee Unit for $545 Million

The acquisition of the refrigerated dough business comes amid big changes by the two food companies. ... Read More

Boeing, Siemens to Collaborate on Smart Grid Technologies

Companies aim to lower operational costs and improve energy efficiency for U.S. military installations. ... Read More

Missouri opens 500th bridge under construction program

The Missouri Department of Transportation has opened the 500th bridge completed under a program to fix or replace 802 of the state’s worst bridges. The U.S. 61 bridge over Apple Creek ... Read More

Nixon focuses on fiscal discipline to keep AAA ratings

As the global markets are still digesting the downgrade of the U.S.’s credit rating, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said that it is important to hold the line on taxes and focus ... Read More

Missouri gets $21M to build online health insurance exchange

Missouri has received almost $21 million from the federal government to help build an online exchange through which the uninsured could buy health coverage. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health ... Read More