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  • Centene to bring new claims center to Ferguson Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    FERGUSON, Mo.— After weeks of unrest, Ferguson is getting a boost with the announcement that the managed care firm Centene Corp. plans a new processing center that will add up to 200 jobs in the suburban St. Louis town.

  • Laclede Group completes purchase of Alabama Gas Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Laclede Group has completed its purchase of Alabama's largest natural gas utility, Birmingham- based Alabama Gas Corp.. Laclede, based in St. Louis, Missouri, announced in April that it would buy Alabama Gas from Energen and expand its service area beyond Missouri.

  • ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28- Major banks are getting increasingly wary of some transactions with smaller banks that have begun to allow marijuana businesses to open accounts. The problem arises because in Colorado and Washington states, marijuana for general use is legal, and in a host of other states it is legal for certain medicinal purposes.

  • Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18- year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.

  • Donors give nearly $700K after police shooting Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18- year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. The Michael Brown Memorial Fund has raised almost $280,000 from more than 9,300 people in 13 days.

  • Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    GRANITE CITY, Ill.— Investigators are trying to determine what went wrong at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant where a mortar round exploded Monday, killing two people. The explosion at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City occurred about 6:25 a.m., police said.

  • After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras' Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? "This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police power," says Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- Reginald Rounds was among those present at the Federal Reserve's high-flying monetary conference here, enjoying the chance to button hole two top officials of the U.S. central bank. The St. Louis resident is neither an economist nor a central banker.

  • ST. LOUIS FED PRESIDENT BULLARD SAYS WORRIED ABOUT INFLATION EXPECTATIONS SLIPPING IN EUROPE, ECB NEEDS TO TAKE ACTION.

  • Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams' Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? "This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police power," says Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- When calm and order is finally restored to Ferguson, Missouri, the city's leaders may find little room to maneuver to resolve an issue that has long inflamed racial tensions: traffic tickets.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 18- Dave Wiechert of Nashville, Illinois, does good business most years cleaning seed for farmers in preparation for planting season. Wheat currently sells at around $5 per bushel.

  • Aug 14- U.S. cropland prices in the central Plains and southern Midwest were stable in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter even though farm income was lower due to falling crop prices, according to Federal Reserve Bank quarterly surveys issued on Thursday.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 14- The price of quality farmland in the southern U.S. Midwest and Delta region were steady to softer during the second quarter compared to the previous quarter, reflecting lower farm income, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said on Thursday.

  • SOUTHERN MIDWEST FARMLAND VALUES STEADY TO SOFTER IN 2 ND QTR- ST LOUIS FED.

  • China halts some US pork imports over feed additive Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    China has barred pork imports from six U.S processing plants and six cold storage facilities effective on Wednesday.

  • Aug 11- Standard Chartered Plc will soon begin sifting through a mountain of data for signs of possible money laundering or other criminal activity, as a result of faults in the software critical to its anti-money laundering compliance program, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • Aug 6- U.S. regulators on Tuesday said they are leaning toward approval of a new line of herbicide-tolerant crops developed by Monsanto Co even though they could increase problematic weed resistance for farmers. St. Louis- based Monsanto, said the APHIS move was "a noteworthy sign of progress."

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- TricorBraun Inc is planning a sale process that could value the provider of jars and bottles to the cosmetics, healthcare and food and drink industries at more than $1.3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • TORONTO, July 31- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has named wealth management head Victor Dodig as its next president and chief executive, replacing Gerry McCaughey who will retire in September.