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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

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

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

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

Mercy opens new data center

Sisters of Mercy Health System will officially launch its new $60 million data center in Washington, Mo., on Monday. More ... Read More

3M to Buy Cogent Systems in $943 Million Deal

3M said Monday that it had agreed to buy Cogent, a maker of biometric recognition systems, for $10.50 per share in a deal worth $943 million. More ... Read More

Mississippi piques interest of hydroelectric developers

For decades, the Mississippi River has been a key passageway for barges and other vessels that move millions of tons of coal and petroleum to help power the nation’s economy. These ... Read More