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St. Louis, Missouri

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St. Louis encompasses an independent city in the U.S. state of Missouri (the "City of St. Louis") and its metropolitan area (Greater St. Louis). This area includes counties in the states of Missouri and Illinois; it is the 18th largest in the United States with a population of 2,698,672 as of the 2000 census. According to the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA), the 2004 population is approximately 2,764,054.

The city, which is named after Louis IX of France, is adjacent to, but not part of, St. Louis County, Missouri and has a population of 352,572. It is the second largest city in Missouri after Kansas City, but it has the state's largest metropolitan area population. In relation to the Midwest region, the City of St. Louis is the 10th largest city in population (between Minneapolis, Minnesota and Wichita, Kansas).


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St. Louis punches above its weight as a center for corporate headquarters. Beer commercials have made the city well known as the home of Anheuser-Busch Breweries. Two local brokerages, A.G. Edwards and Edward Jones, as well as online brokerage Scottrade, have grown into dominant players on America's financial landscape. It is also the site for the headquarters of Energizer, the battery company. Neighboring suburbs host Monsanto, formerly a chemical company and now a leader in genetically modified crops, and Solutia, the former Monsanto chemical division that was spun off as a separate company in 1997. Express Scripts, a pharmaceutrical benefits management firm, has its corporate headquarters in the suburbs of St. Louis and recently announcd plans to construct its new headquarters near the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Hardee's corporate headquarters lies in the metro area. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is headquartered in Clayton. Emerson Electric is headquartered in the north side of St. Louis. Charter Communications, the nation's fourth largest broadband communications company, is headquartered in the St. Louis suburb of Town and Country.

In recent years, however, several longtime corporate pillars have left St. Louis. St. Louis was the corporate headquarters of McDonnell-Douglas prior to its 1997 merger with Boeing. Upon the merger, the area became the headquarters for Boeing's $27 billion-per-year Integrated Defense Systems division and its company-wide Phantom Works R&D operation. Locally, Boeing manufactures the F/A-18 Super Hornet and JDAM smart bombs, and has developed — at times secretly — several unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs). However, when Boeing relocated its corporate headquarters from Seattle, Washington in 2001, it moved to Chicago, Illinois — St. Louis was not one of the final candidates.

Source - Wikipedia: St. Louis, Missouri

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Officials in St. Louis can use city tax dollars on a new NFL stadium for the Rams without a public referendum on the matter, a judge ruled Monday. As reported by the Post-Dispatch , St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley invalidated a city ordinance requiring a public vote on the subject while also ruling that the site of the proposed new stadium "does not break a state law requiring the building to be 'adjacent' to the convention center - it is close enough, he wrote."
Two Capes Sokol Attorneys Honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly
August 3, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri a Drey A. Cooley and Justin Gelfand of law firm Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C., have been selected "Up & Coming Lawyers" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, the state's premier business publication for the legal profession. "Up & Coming Awards" honor legal professionals age 40 or younger, or within the first 10 years of practice, who demonstrate professional accomplishment, skill and leadership beyond their years, and extraordinary commitments to the community through volunteer service and leadership.
Intro to St. Louis' latest venture capital fund: tech calendar
How to be a Badass Game Programmer: 7 p.m. at Riot Games, 10th floor of 7777 Bonhomme. This is the second part of of this series, sponsored by St. Louis International Game Developers.
Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest announce new long-term deal - ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals will stay on Fox Sports Midwest through 2032, thanks to an agreement announced Thursday.
St. Louis city employees claim $70 million Powerball jackpot
Tom Rea, a building maintenance supervisor for the city's department of corrections and his wife, Catherine Ruggeri-Rea, the city's courts administrator, were announced as the winners of a $70 million jackpot at a news conference Wednesday morning. Rea, 62, has worked for the city for 40 years.
Aspen police: Man arrested in hammer-wielding robbery of marijuana shop
A sign on the door of Stash marijuana dispensary after it was robbed by a man with a hammer Tuesday. A man wanted by Aspen police in the Tuesday robbery of a recreational marijuana shop by a hammer-wielding robber was arrested Wednesday night near St. Louis.
Heading into negotiations, Uber, taxi commission appear far apart
Regulators and Uber are set to negotiate later this week on a plan to bring the ridesharing company to St. Louis city and county. But documents provided to the Business Journal show that the San Francisco-based firm and the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission are far apart on the contentious issues: background checks, insurance and drug testing.
Generic drug startup raises $3.6 million
St. Louis-based GeneriCo, which develops and markets generic pharmaceuticals, has raised $3.6 million from a group of 21 investors, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission . The company, founded in 2013 and located in the CIC@CET, 4041 Forest Park Ave., focuses on generic drugs that have been neglected by large generics companies and are also technologically challenging for competitors.

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