A few years ago a St. Louis non-profit organization, Beloved Streets of America, conducted a study about streets throughout the country which bear the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The study found the majority of MLK streets are unsafe and crime-ridden. Many are “located in distressed neighborhoods, considered areas where predominately poor blacks live, and viewed as places where whites and non-blacks seldom travel,” according to the organization.
Students at Roosevelt High School were recognized for their participation in the Regional Bank Financial Scholars program. The students completed a web course that taught the basics of money management, and received certificates in an assembly that included remarks made by State Treasurer Clint Zweifel.
Zweifel, who hails from North County, feels that the program helps to not only lay a financial foundation for the present, but also teaches the benefits of making good choices for the future:
Agribusiness giant Monsanto has announced a $400 million expansion at its suburban Chesterfield research center.
The company plans to add 36 new greenhouses, plus additional "plant growth chambers," offices and laboratory space at the Chesterfield Village Research Center, on the former Pfizer campus. According to Monsanto the project will add as many as 675 jobs over the next three years
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand to announce the expansion at Chicago’s International Bio Convention.
The Department of Justice announced on Friday that it has reached an official settlement with Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo. The deal will allow AB InBev to proceed with its $20 billion purchase of the Mexican brewer.
AB InBev, has been trying to complete a buyout of Modelo, maker of the popular Corona brand, since last June.
The Department of Justice sued to block the purchase out of concerns the deal would put too much price control in the hands of two companies, AB InBev and MillerCoors.
Members of the barge shipping industry are on Capitol Hill today, asking Congress to raise the taxes they pay for fuel.
Shippers support a plan that would increase the fuel tax they pay from 20 cents per-gallon to 29 cents per-gallon of diesel fuel. The extra money would be used to fund improvements to locks and dams, some of which are more than 70 years old.
Hundreds of retired and current union miners from across the country descended on St. Louis on Tuesday to protest Peabody Energy and the potential loss of their pension plans.
Most of the miners worked for either Peabody Energy or Arch Coal, but their benefits are threatened by the bankruptcy of Patriot Coal last year. Patriot was spun off from Peabody in 2007, along with the healthcare obligations of many Peabody and Arch Coal employees.
CNN Money has released a list of the top 5 cities it considers to be the main up-and-comers on the IT jobs scene. New York City still "leads the pack" in tech jobs, followed by the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area - but the top 5 "growing" cities are St. Louis, Charlotte, Austin, Phoenix and Detroit. CNN Money says the tech job market in St. Louis has jumped 25 percent in the last year with a median salary of about $81,000.