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The Branson Board of Aldermen took steps to clean up parts of the city code that are no longer being enforced or that are no longer legal under state statute, at the July 27, aldermen meeting. Read More

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HOUSTON, July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The national law firm of Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC and The Wilbers Law Firm of St. Louis, Missouri have filed a wrongful death lawsuit (Case No. 2:21-cv-4136) on behalf of the bereaved mother and two children of a St. Louis, Missouri man killed in a boat explosion. Read More

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas City Life Insurance Company recorded net income of $4.3 million or $0.44 per share in the second quarter of 2021, a decrease of $12.7 million or $1.31 per share relative to the second quarter of 2020.  Net income totaled $3.6 million or $0.37 per share in the first six months of 2021, down from $17.1 million or $1.77 per share in the first six months of 2020. Read More

Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit that alleges Disney breached her contract by releasing the highly anticipated film "Black Widow" on its streaming service, Disney+. CNN's Frank Pallotta reports. Read More

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Catholic Reporter Publishing Co. has named NCR executive editor Heidi Schlumpf a vice president of the company. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Benson Hill, Inc. (the "Company" or "Benson Hill"), a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter 2021, before the market opens, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) ("Centene" or the "Company") announced today that it has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of $1,800,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior notes. The $1,800,000,000 offering of senior notes will include $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of additional 2.450% senior notes due 2028 (the "Additional 2028 Notes") at a premium to yield 2.31% and $1,300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of new 2.625% senior notes due 2031 (together with the Additional 2028 Notes, the "Notes"). The Additional 2028 Notes will have the same terms as the Company's existing 2.450% senior notes due 2028 (the "Existing 2028 Notes"), other than the issue date and the issue price. The offering is expected to close on or about August 12, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. Read More

The spread of the Delta variant is putting unvaccinated Americans at greater risk of severe Covid-19. CNN Heroes Jake Wood, Dr. Jim Withers, and Dr. Wendy Ross have folded vaccination efforts into their already incredible work with communities that might otherwise be overlooked. Read More

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(The Center Square) – The Texas border city of Laredo has sued the Biden administration, hoping to halt its policy of transferring several hundred people a day into the city who have illegally entered the U.S. through two Texas Border Patrol sectors: Rio Grande Valley and Del Rio. Read More

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Swizznet, a cloud-based hosting solutions company for small- and medium-sized businesses, is pleased to announce it has been named a Sage Partner Cloud provider for the commercial real estate industry in the United States. The new partnership means that Sage clients can have an easier transition to the cloud with Swizznet and can keep the products they currently use. Read More

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(The Center Square) – Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar is urging President Joe Biden to put a “pause” on accepting or releasing those who enter the U.S. illegally, citing the risk of spreading COVID-19, after news reports reveal that those who have tested positive are being released into local Texas border communities. Read More

With the rise of the Delta variant, many vaccinated Americans tell pollsters they are still concerned about catching Covid-19-- so why is the population that's most vulnerable to the virus less worried about it? In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza examines the American "… Read More

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ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Save A Lot, one of the largest discount grocery chains in the United States, today announced a new, breakthrough creative campaign – "Like, A Lot A Lot" – that brings to life the fun and value-driven focus of the brand in energetic and unexpected ways unique to the grocery space. From an extensive brand refresh, where Save A Lot is modernizing the look and feel of its stores, to the creation of an original, buzzworthy song and accompanying music video that will have customers singing and dancing in the grocery aisles, the new campaign is geared towards broadening Save A Lot's audience reach and appeal while continuing to highlight all of the savings, fun and "yum" shoppers have come to expect from the hometown grocer. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerPublish, a virtual marketplace connecting brand marketers with leading journalists and writers, was recently recognized in an annual list of top 10 tech startups. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2021 /CNW/ -- Enterprise Holdings, through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, is awarding its inaugural local Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward grants to nearly 700 nonprofit organizations addressing social and racial equity gaps facing youth and families in communities across the globe. Combined, the grants total more than $7 million in 2021. Read More