Category: Tech

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 […]

Six startup companies from around the world selected to participate in 2018 Ameren Accelerator

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Six startup companies have been selected by Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) to come to St. Louis to participate in the 2018 Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership with the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators, that assesses, mentors and invests in energy technology startup companies. The selected companies – from Canada, Israel and the United States – include Applied Particle, Jrop, Narya Security, ResilientGrid, Ryvit and TouchLight. “Being […]

World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh named a Glassdoor top CEO in 2018

World Wide Technology (WWT) CEO Jim Kavanaugh has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018. He ranked 11th among the 100 executives listed for large U.S. enterprises with a 97 percent approval rating from employees. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report recognizing the Top CEOs employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe. Among chief executives recognized […]

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WestRock Company elected to Ameren Board of Directors

The board of directors of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) announced today that Ward H. Dickson has been elected to the Ameren board of directors effective June 7, 2018. Dickson has served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of WestRock Company since July 2015.  WestRock, a Fortune 200 manufacturing company with 45,000 employees worldwide, is a multinational provider of paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated packaging markets. He previously served […]

Reed to introduce bill adding to Transparency in Government Law

Recordings of public, governmental meetings in the city of St. Louis would include effective closed captioning under a bill being introduced by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen president. President Lewis Reed on Friday will introduce Board Bill 72, revising The Transparency in Government Law. The new piece of legislation will require all public meetings of the Board of Aldermen, Board of Estimate & Apportionment and the Preservation Board to include effective closed captioning. The […]

RELEASE: New Missouri law cuts and caps electric rates, enables acceleration of a smarter, more secure energy grid

Electric rates are falling later this summer for Ameren Missouri customers, thanks to a new law updating century-old policies in the state. In addition to a rate cut, estimated at around five percent for Ameren Missouri customers, the legislation also will benefit customers by capping rates and accelerating utility investments to modernize Missouri’s electric grid, which benefits customers by making the grid smarter and more secure. Missouri Senate Bill 564, which was signed into law […]

President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development to step down this fall

ST. LOUIS —  The President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development has announced his departure to the Board of Commissioners. John Nations, the President & Chief Executive Officer of of the organization since 2010, has informed the Board of Commissioners of his intention to leave the organization, effective this fall. Nations said he is announcing his departure now to give the Board adequate time to find a successor and guarantee a smooth transition. Nations, […]

Bayer confirms closing date of Monsanto acquisition

Bayer, the German-based drug and crop chemicals maker announced Monday its acquisition of Monsanto will be finalized Thursday. As part of the agreement, Bayer will no longer use the name Monsanto at its St. Louis facilities, which has been around for nearly 120 years. The acquisition, which was first announced in 2016, is worth $62.5 billion. After a months-long delay, Bayer got final approval on the deal last week for the takeover after having to sell some […]

RELEASE: Customers save money and energy under progressive energy efficiency proposal from Ameren Missouri

Ameren Missouri is laying out plans for the largest energy efficiency program in state history. The proposed group of programs, detailed in a filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC), focus on: Saving customers money. Providing customers with more control over their energy use. Adding more ways for customers to participate. Expanding programs to provide energy savings for customers most in need. “Customers are going to have new, meaningful ways to save money, enjoy […]