Day: February 8, 2018

St. Louis County officials voice their opinions regarding the privatization of Lambert airport

As efforts to privatize the St. Louis Lambert International Airport continues to be discussed, St. Louis County officials voiced their opinions regarding the issue. If the privatization does happen, the city of St. Louis would still retain the ownership of the airport but would also have a deal in place with a selected contractor in which the contractor would run the day-to-day operations of the airport. County Executive Steve Stenger stated that the plan is […]

Bill to ban horse carriage ride in St. Louis city could see changes

The St. Louis Board of Aldemen is scheduled to perfect a proposal that would ban horse-drawn carriages on city streets during their regularly scheduled meeting Friday, but the language in that bill could soon change. Bill no. 129 states it would be unlawful for, “any person to ride, walk or otherwise lead a horse or horses on, along or over the public streets, alleys and sidewalks within the City of St. Louis and the paths […]

Committee hears Romine’s gubernatorial appointment reform bill, supporters say ‘the process is broken’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As promised, Sen. Gary Romine’s legislation seeking to address the gubernatorial appointments process has made some progress this week, with the Senate Committee on Government Reform hearing arguments on the bill early Wednesday morning. Romine’s bill, SB 794, was discussed on the Senate floor one week ago, while the Missouri Senate filibustered attempts to give approval and consent to some of the appointments made by Governor Eric Greitens. The bill, Romine […]

RELEASE: Edgewell Personal Care Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results and Updates its Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Outlook

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) today announced results for its first fiscal quarter, which ended December 31, 2017. Executive Summary Net sales on a reported basis were $468.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2018, a decrease of 3.4% when compared to the prior year quarter. Excluding the sales impact from the Bulldog acquisition, the Playtex gloves sale and the impact of currency fluctuations, organic net sales were down 5.2% for the quarter. GAAP […]

RELEASE: Humana and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Enhance Efforts to Drive Optimal Health for Veterans

VFW members and their spouses will continue to receive education, one-on-one guidance and access to Humana Medicare plans Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, through the Humana MarketPoint organization, has enhanced its exclusive agreement with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW), the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and the oldest major veterans’ organization in the U.S1. As part of this expanded relationship, Humana is the […]

RELEASE: Captain D’s Signs Franchise Development Agreements to Expand Footprint Nationwide

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today the signing of franchise development agreements that will expand its presence in key markets throughout the Midwest and Southwest. This growth will bring new restaurants to the greater Dallas, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri; and Columbus, Ohio regions. Captain D’s has experienced a surge in franchise and corporate development fueled by its ongoing success over the past several years, with 2017 marking another year of […]

Clayton, developer announce plans for new hotel in former police headquarters

Clayton officials are collaborating with a Montana developer and local construction company to transform the former Clayton Police headquarters at 227 S. Central Ave. into a new hotel. In new plans filed with the city of Clayton Wednesday, developer HomeBase and St. Louis-based L. Keeley Construction are behind an initiative to bring a 12-story, 218-room AC Hotel by Marriott to downtown Clayton. HomeBase bought the property from the city for $2.37 million in September. The project is expected […]

Schaaf, Libla lead filibuster against Emery’s ‘utility tax’ bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Ed Emery has been pushing forward with utility legislation for years now, and the Republican from Lamar is doubling down in his latest attempt. The senator on Wednesday night presented a substitute version of the so-called “rate-cap bill,” which sought to address some of the issues his fellow senators have discussed, but one provision, in particular, caught the eyes of many across the state. An amendment to SB 564, would […]

RELEASE: TechAccel makes science advancement investment in plant biotechnology startup Plastomics Inc.

TechAccel LLC announced today it has completed a science advancement investment with Plastomics Inc., a St. Louis-based biotechnology startup making better crops through chloroplast engineering. “Plastomics’ technology holds tremendous promise in its ability to manipulate genetic material in the chloroplast,” said TechAccel’s Chief Science Officer Brad Fabbri, Ph.D. “If successfully developed for corn or other row crops, chloroplast transformation offers a number of unique benefits over ‘traditional’ nuclear transformation, including potential high expression levels of […]

RELEASE: Blunt-McCaskill Gateway Arch bill headed to the President’s desk

WASHINGTON — Missouri U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill today announced that their legislation, S. 1438, which renames the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial as the Gateway Arch National Park, passed the House yesterday and is headed to the president’s desk. “The St. Louis Arch is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks and a symbol of our state’s historic role as the ‘Gateway to the West,’” said Blunt. “Renaming the park will better highlight […]