St. Louis – The region's mass transit agency will on Saturday resume a shuttle bus through Forest Park - just in time for the tourism season.
Metro's shuttle route's restoration is one made possible by the passage in April of a half-cent sales tax. It was cut in March 2009 after a November 2008 effort to pass the same tax failed. The bus stops at all of the Park's major attractions, as well as a park-and-ride lot at the MetroLink station at Forest Park Pkwy. and DeBaliviere Ave.
Jefferson City, Mo. – AmerenUE's Taum Sauk Reservoir is once again generating electricity.
The St. Louis-based utility had the hydroelectric plant in southeastern Missouri rebuilt after its walls collapsed more than 4 years ago.
The new reservoir dam cost $490 million, and was built on the old dam's site on top of Proffit Mountain. The facility also contains a 7,000-foot shaft and tunnel inside the mountain, a lower reservoir and a two-generator power house.
St. Louis, MO – Monsanto share prices fell more than 8 percent today following the announcement that the company was cutting prices of its Roundup herbicide. Stocks recovered somewhat by the end of the trading day, closing down 4.5 percent.
The agricultural biotech giant said lowering prices would reduce ongoing earnings per share by 50 to 70 cents in this fiscal year.
Monsanto's shares have lost about 40 percent of their market value since the start of 2010.
St. Louis – A lack of state support has forced the organizer of the Tour of Missouri to cancel the bike race's fourth year.
"It's become clear that the Governor and the Tourism Commission no longer support the event, and without the partnership with the state, a world-wide event of this magnitude likely would not be successful," Medalist Sports managing partner Chris Aronhalt wrote in an e-mail.