Monthly Archives: January 2012

Boeing lands $3.5 billion missile defense contract

The U.S. Defense Department has awarded Boeing Co. a $3.48 billion, seven-year contract to develop, test, engineer and manufacture missile defense systems, the Chicago Tribune reports. Boeing beat out a team ... Read More

Bristol-Myers to pay $2.5 billion for Inhibitex

Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to pay about $2.5 billion in cash to acquire Inhibitex, the New York Times reports. Inhibitex makes a treatment for hepatitis C. The move comes as large ... Read More

Sigma-Aldrich to pay $350 million for BioReliance

Sigma-Aldrich Corp. said this morning it will pay $350 million in cash to buy BioReliance Holdings Inc. from Avista Capital Partners, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. BioReliance is a Rockville, ... Read More

Harbour Group buys ProParts LLC

St. Louis-based Harbour Group Co.’s Auto Meter Products Inc. acquired automotive parts maker ProParts LLC for an undisclosed amount. Baltimore, Md.-based ProParts LLC makes sensors, controllers and instrumentation for race cars. ... Read More

Missouri IT Industry Turns Economic Downturn on its Head

It may be surprtsing to learn that Missouri, often considered fl-y-over country,is in fact a booming business destination and an information tedmology (IT) hotspot. Despite the economic downturn, Missouri’s business climate ... Read More

Biovest touted for cancer vaccine

A vaccine being developed by Dr. Frank O’Donnell’s latest venture has been listed among the medical breakthroughs to watch in 2012. Among the top five medical advances highlighted in a report ... Read More

Obama to propose incentives for bringing jobs to US

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would propose tax incentives for companies bringing manufacturing jobs that had been moved overseas back to the U.S. and clip tax breaks for those taking ... Read More

Auto Show Blends Politics and Pragmatism

As the automotive industry rebounds, this year’s Detroit auto show features more dazzle, more optimism and more politicians winding their way through the exhibits. The show is more than just a ... Read More

KC company’s $26 million expansion to add 250 jobs

A Kansas City company that makes motor scooters and other small-engine products is planning a $26 million expansion that will add 250 new jobs in the next few years. more ... Read More

Seven Missouri companies included in Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2012

Edward Jones was ranked the 5th best company to work for in the U.S., the highest of any Missouri company. Burns & McDonnell (26th), Scottrade (31st), World Wide Technology (50th), and ... Read More