Category: Finance

Supreme Court ruling paves way for Missouri to collect online sales tax with lawmaker action

A close U.S. Supreme Court decision has paved the way for the Missouri General Assembly to take up legislation that could potentially bring in millions in revenue. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence. The 5-4 decision is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under a 1992 Supreme Court […]

Energizer Holdings, Inc. announces pricing of $500 million of senior notes

St. Louis /PRNewswire/ — Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR) (“Energizer”) Thursday announced the pricing of the offerings of $500 million of 6.375% senior notes due 2026 by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Energizer Gamma Acquisition, Inc. (the “USD Issuer”) and €650 million of 4.625% senior notes due 2026 by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Energizer Gamma Acquisition B.V. (the “EUR Issuer” and together with the USD Issuer, the “Issuers”). The notes priced at 100% of the principal amount thereof. Energizer […]

St. Louis County Council moves forward with investigation of Stenger’s Northwest Crossings lease, St. Ann residents speak out

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday night moved forward with a report requesting the U.S. attorney and Missouri attorney general investigate government leases initiated by County Executive Steve Stenger and some of his donors. By a vote of 5-0 with one abstention and one absent, the seven-member council approved a report from its Ethics Committee calling into question whether County Executive Steve Stenger took campaign money from developers of the Northwest Crossings (NWC) legally. Councilman Pat […]

Galloway’s audit of Kinloch Fire Protection District finds $98,000 in inappropriate, unsupported spending

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has found missing funds during an audit of a St. Louis County fire protection district. According to Galloway, more than $98,000 in missing funds and unsupported expenditures were found in her audit of the Kinloch Fire Protection District. The audit was initiated after the district failed to comply with a state law that sets requirements for when fire protection districts must obtain an audit. “There must be zero tolerance for the […]

Cardinals sign top four draft picks from 2018 class

The St. Louis Cardinals announced they have signed RHP Griffin Roberts, 1B Luken Baker and INF Mateo Gil as the three players signed their professional contracts today at Busch Stadium. Roberts, 21, the Cardinals Competitive Balance Round A selection out of Wake Forest University, is a 6-foot-3, 210 lb. right-handed pitcher, who broke the Demon Deacons’ career (12.39 K/9 IP) and single-season (13.50 K/9 IP in 2017) records for strikeouts per nine innings. As a […]

Gov. Parson wraps up statewide listening tour with stop in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Republican Gov. Mike Parson traveled to St. Louis Wednesday to conclude his listening tour across the Show-Me State. Parson, speaking with city and county officials, local leaders and area business owners at the Cortex Innovation Hub in St. Louis’ startup district, said the tour gave him a chance to hear directly from the people he represents and discuss the different challenges facing the region. He added that his stop in the Gateway City […]

City officials pick advisers for Lambert airport privatization

For the first time in months, the privatization process of Lambert International Airport took a step forward. Meeting for the third time since February, city of St. Louis officials on Wednesday passed a contract for advisors by a vote of 2-1 at a Board of Estimate and Apportionment hearing, signaling the long, drawn out process will move ahead. The board, comprised of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green and Board of Aldermen President Lewis […]

Microsoft Executive, Yvette Smith, joins INROADS National Board Of Directors

 Yvette Smith, recently appointed to INROADS, Inc.’s National Board of Directors, is General Manager for Microsoft’s Customer Service & Support Cloud and Enterprise Division. This appointment is an opportunity for Smith to use her expertise to enhance technology possibilities with INROADS interns and throughout the organization. INROADS is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry, and preparing them for corporate and community leadership. “Yvette is an […]

Midwest Regional Bank opens in Clayton

Midwest Regional Bank held a Ribbon Cutting and Open House at its newest banking center in Clayton, Tuesday. Located at 135 N. Meramec Ave in the heart of Clayton, the St. Louis County seat and thriving metropolitan hub. This new branch is a part of the bank’s extension into mid-county and serves both Retail and Commercial customers. The stunning new space has a modern interior with soaring ceilings, clean lines, and bright hues. The backlit […]

Jefferson County officials warn of possible government shutdown

HILLSBORO, Mo. — Jefferson County officials are warning that a county-wide government shutdown could occur soon unless local lawmakers meet and find a way to balance the 2018 budget. In a press conference held Thursday at the Jefferson County Government Center, County Executive Ken Waller called for an emergency meeting with the county council at 6 p.m. Friday to address concerns regarding a budget amendment the county council recently passed after a veto override, which put the […]