Bayer cleared a major regulatory hurdle in its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto on Wednesday, winning European Union approval of the deal after agreeing to sell certain seeds, pesticides and digital technology to competitor BASF. Bayer, the German chemical and pharmaceutical company, is still awaiting U.S. regulatory approval of its deal for Monsanto. Nevertheless, Wednesday’s… Read More Bayer wins EU approval for Monsanto acquisition
Federal Reserve officials, meeting for the first time under Chairman Jerome Powell, raised the benchmark lending rate a quarter-point and forecast a steeper path of hikes in 2019 and 2020, citing an improving economic outlook. Policy makers continued to project a total of three increases this year. “The economic outlook has strengthened in recent months,”… Read More Fed lifts rates
Like a hen on her eggs, Missouri Enterprise has food producers covered. From beef, to corn, pork and poultry– Missouri grows and raises many high-quality commodities. Did you know that the chicken industry supports nearly 40,000 jobs? Or that Missouri ranks 4th in turkey production? Or that the egg industry and its employees pay $9.6M… Read More Missouri Enterprise: National Agriculture Week
Interested in doing business in global markets? This opportunity is for you! The World Trade Center is holding its new session for manufacturers to register and obtain the Chancellor’s Certificate in International Trade (CCIT). This is an intensive training course that is only offered a couple times a year and takes several months to complete.… Read More Missouri Enterprise: New session for the Chancellor’s Certificate in International Trade (CCIT) on April 2.
Looking for ways to engage in continuous improvement activities? Missouri Enterprise is holding a NO-COST workplace safety/health workshop in the St. Louis area alongside St. Louis Economic Development Partnership on March 30, from 8 am-noon in their office based in Creve Coeur. Register today and walk away with knowledge and a certificate of completion. Workplace… Read More Missouri Enterprise: Last call for Workplace Safety & Health workshop on 3/30
The Missouri House approved a bill that would establish a grant program for broadband access in Missouri. The program would prioritize areas of Missouri that do not have any broadband access until 90 percent of the was covered, according to bill sponsor Rep. Delus Johnson, R-St. Joseph. After that is achieved, the grants would be… Read More Rural broadband bill passes out of House
Republicans are increasingly talking about “phase two” of tax cuts, including a permanent extension of the new law’s individual tax cuts. While Republicans could struggle to pass another tax bill this year, conservatives said that an effort to cement the new individual rates would be both smart policy and smart politics. “I am 100 percent… Read More GOP pushes for ‘phase two’ of tax cuts