A top Army Corps of Engineers official says she believes the low Mississippi River will remain open to shipping, partly justifying the agency's decision to not release more water from the Missouri River into the Mississippi.
Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy, in a Thursday letter obtained by The Associated Press, tells lawmakers from Mississippi River states that the agency won't be scaling back the amount of Missouri River water it began withholding last month from the Mississippi.
26 students from area high schools got a taste of the corporate world, when they participated in a half-day session focused on their career future in the field of finance. Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers partnered with nonprofit Diversity Awareness Partnership to create and present “Explore Accounting,” a program focused on introducing students of color to the industry.
And now, let's turn to today's business bottom line. As more people buy smartphones and other devices that run on rechargeable batteries - this will come as no surprise - sales of single-use, disposable batteries are dropping; and that is not without consequences. Energizer announced this month that the company will close three plants because of decreased demand. That is a 10 percent cut of its global workforce. Vermont Public Radio's Kirk Carapezza reports on one community that is feeling the pain.
A local organization trying to build successful companies in St. Louis is now accepting applications for round two of its startup competition. During the first round, Arch Grants awarded fifteen lucky startups $50,000.
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Twenty-six-year-old Sergi Turabelidze started his company,Iveria, out of necessity. He’s from Georgia (the country), and when family came to visit, they just couldn’t find anything to watch on TV.
A bankruptcy judge in New York has ordered Hostess Brands Incorporated back into mediation with its second-largest union, meaning for the time being the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread will not shut down.
The company had begun the process of liquidating its assets following a Nov. 9 strike by its bakers' union. The Hostess plant in St. Louis employed 360 people before it was closed last week.
Dave Douglas has worked for the company for 28 years and says he can’t afford to give up any more in wage and benefits to keep the job.