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Missouri transportation officials present I-70 expansion roadmap to lawmakers

1 week 3 days ago
“This time next year,” construction will begin on a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in Missouri that runs from U.S. 63 in Columbia to Kingdom City. That’s what Missouri Department of Transportation officials told state lawmakers at a committee hearing Wednesday at the Capitol. Eric Schroeter, assistant chief engineer, and Eric Kopinski, Improve I-70 program director, shared the transportation department’s vision for rebuilding 200 miles of interstate highway, which they estimate will take…
Alyse Pfeil

4 strategies to protect your business from falling victim to fraudulent activities

1 week 3 days ago
As digital transformation accelerates, businesses have renewed their focus on security, stability and fraud mitigation. That’s with good cause: The rapid movement of large amounts of money in today’s digital era provides ample opportunity for fraudsters to exploit any loophole they can find. This is further compounded by the continuous technological changes within corporations, which inadvertently open more avenues for these criminals. “If you think about the speed at which money can move…
Commerce Bank

St. Charles seeks temporary restraining order against Ameren over planned extraction well

1 week 3 days ago
The city of St. Charles said it was "left with no choice" but to seek a temporary restraining order against Ameren (NYSE: AEE), claiming the company has failed to respond to the city's orders to halt the construction of an extraction well. Ameren Missouri in return is arguing that the well is only necessary due to "irresponsible" and "inappropriate" actions of the city to hamper contamination cleanup efforts at the Elm Point Wellfield. The city announced Thursday that it has filed a motion for…
Kelsi Anderson

UAW workers at Wentzville GM plant begin strike after contract deadline passes

1 week 3 days ago
The United Auto Workers Union announced the General Motors Assembly plant in Wentzville was one of three factories to go on strike overnight Thursday after a contract was not reached by union officials negotiating with Big 3 automakers in Detroit. UAW International President Shawn Fain in a live social media post Thursday night called on one plant in three states – General Motors assembly plant in Wentzville, Missouri; a Ford plant in Wayne, Michigan, in suburban Detroit; and a Stellantis Jeep…
Alex Fees and Laura Barczewski

Finalists named for 2023 St. Louis ORBIE Awards

1 week 3 days ago
St.LouisCIO has announced the finalists for its 2023 St. Louis ORBIE Awards. The St. Louis ORBIE Awards honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. With support from St. Louis Business Journal, St.LouisCIO will honor the CIOs who are driving innovation and transforming St. Louis’ leading organizations. The 2023 St. Louis ORBIE Awards event is scheduled for Dec. 8 at The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel. The finalists were named in the following…

St. Louis-area company faces criticism over alleged role in Brazilian deforestation in new report

1 week 4 days ago
A Missouri-based agricultural giant is helping fuel rapid deforestation in Brazil’s eastern savanna, a report by environmental activists claims. Bunge Ltd., headquartered in Chesterfield, is the world’s largest soybean producer and sells the overwhelming majority of inputs to Brazilian soy farmers. The report, released Tuesday by a trio of environmental and human rights groups, says Bunge’s near-monopoly hold over financing soy producers in parts of Brazil — a characterization that the…
Allison Kite