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St. Louis workers protest at Chrysler HQ

Workers are angered by Chrysler's plan to close a minivan plant in Fenton on Oct. 31 and to remove a shift from a separate Fenton truck plant in September.

World champion soybean grower spills beans on success

Missouri's Kip Cullers shows how extra seed, daily watering and a lot of chicken manure can make a big difference in yields.

Bidding starts anew for Air Force tanker contract

At stake  is a $35 billion deal and thousands of jobs.

Anheuser-Busch laptops stolen; staff info taken, too

All the personal information was password-protected and encrypted, the company said, but it would not say how many people are affected or when the theft occured.

Wachovia posts $8.9B loss for 2nd quarter

Wachovia Corp. lost a staggering $8.9 billion in the second quarter of this year, leading the nation’s fourth-largest bank to cut its dividend and slash 6,350 jobs in response to mortgage-related losses.

CoxHealth to pay $60M to settle claims it paid doctors kickbacks

The payments to the government will also settle claims that the Springfield-based health care system billed Medicare for costs not allowed under federal laws. CoxHealth is not admitting any wrongdoing in the settlement.

Hyatt supports memorial for walkway collapse

A group seeking to build a memorial nearly 30 years after two walkways collapsed at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center is receiving support from the hotel.

State jobless rate fell in June; number of jobs slid, too

The June unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent, down from a three-year high of 6 percent a month earlier. Missouri also lost 1,900 jobs.

Deal reportedly reached on Ballpark Village

The St. Louis Business Journal says preliminary work for the $650 million development is expected to begin later this summer. Construction will not be completed by next year’s All-Star game in St. Louis.

Securities regulators visit Wachovia's St. Louis offices

Missouri officials said they conducted what they called a “special inspection,” part of a broad probe into questionable practices involving auction rate securities.

Sale of Anheuser-Busch would make Boulevard Brewing No. 1 in Mo.

The Kansas City domestic-craft brewer would be the largest beer maker based in Missouri.

Expansions for Target and Dillard's put on hold

A spokeswoman for the mall said she does not know why or for how long the stores postponed the expansion.

Tax incentives OK'd for nuclear weapons plant in KC

The Kansas City Star reports on its Web site that a development agency voted unanimously Friday to support replacing the current weapons plant at the Bannister Federal Complex with a 1.4-million-square-foot complex across from the former Richard-Gebaur Memorial Airport.

UPDATE: Anheuser-Busch reportedly near deal with InBev

The Wall Street Journal said InBev has raised its bid to $70 a share — an offer the Anheuser-Busch board is likely to accept this weekend. News of the deal hit hard in St. Louis.

Allstate to settle in disputed claims policy case

The case, which stemmed from an accident on Interstate 70, attracted national attention when the

Monsanto vs. Pilot Grove Coop: protecting patents or bullying farmers?

Monsanto is raising the stakes against so-called seed piracy with an unprecedented lawsuit against Pilot Grove Cooperative Elevator.

Sales tax holiday signed for energy-efficient appliances

The bill signed by Blunt is scheduled to run from April 19 through April 25 each year.

Anheuser-Busch asks stockholders to reject InBev

Anheuser-Busch filed a consent solicitation on Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that outlines why shareholders should turn down InBev’s proposal to fire all of the St. Louis brewer's board of directors and replace them with a slate chosen by InBev.

Pentagon to rebid $35 billion tanker project

The opportunity to have a second chance to win the contract would be welcome news to thousands of Boeing workers in Missouri, Kansas and Washington state.

H&R Block gave ousted CEO compensation valued at $5.2 million in '07

It was a 70 percent increase over 2006.

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