The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in about 20 years. Currently available Alzheimer’s drugs treat the disease’s symptoms. The newly-approved medicine, called Aduhelm, is the first to attack a substance that could be associated with the underlying causes of the disease — a toxic and sticky […] Read More

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ST. LOUIS, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The scientists and pet experts at Purina are searching for passionate researchers interested in studying the bond between pets and people as part of its bi-annual Purina Sponsorship for Human-Animal Bond Studies program. The Purina Research and Development team will provide up to $30,000 in grant funding per project to scientists interested in furthering the collective understanding of the amazing impact that pets have on our lives. Applicants have until July 15, 2021 to submit their research proposals. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ThREE Consulting LLC has announced it has applied for DoE FOA funding to generate integrated feasibility studies to validate the techno-economic assessment of its Mine to Metal, Green Steel project. ThREE has assembled an engineering team and 'Green Mandate' investors to collaborate on the development of this project. The overall goal is to produce superior green steel economically while not relying on carbon-capture credits, subsidies or inflated 'premium pricing' for Green Steel. Read More

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Luke's Hospital Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer is launching an online platform intended to engage patients with advance care planning. The program is called Advance Care Appointment Companion, an intuitive digital advocate designed for patients to reflect on, create and communicate their advance care plan with their care team and loved ones. Read More

ST. LOUIS, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SynchronyHR, an HR outsourcing firm headquartered in St. Louis, MO, has added Rebecca King to their growing team. King will hold the role of Senior Benefits Account Manager of Strategic Benefit Solutions and Partnerships, and will be based out of the organization's new Louisville, KY office. Read More

DENVER, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Fruition Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, announced today their partnership with an iconic family entertainment center ("FEC") in Branson, Missouri, The Track Family Fun Parks ("The Track").  The Track will continue to be led by Craig Wescott and Mike Russell, who have been involved since The Track's inception 40 years ago.  Visit www.bransontracks.com Read More

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ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Electric Company, doing business as Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), announced today the pricing of a public offering of $525 million aggregate principal amount of 2.15% first mortgage bonds due 2032 at 99.891% of their principal amount. The transaction is expected to close on June 22, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR) (the "Company") today announced the pricing, on June 9, 2021, of a €650 million offering of 3.5% senior notes due 2029 (the "Notes") by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Energizer Gamma Acquisition B.V. (the "Issuer"). The Notes priced at 100.0% of the principal amount thereof. The Notes will be guaranteed, jointly and severally, on an unsecured basis, by the Company and certain of the Company's domestic restricted subsidiaries. Read More

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BUTLER, Mo., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Frozen Food Express (FFE) Transportation Services, Inc., the largest nationwide asset-based temperature-controlled LTL transportation and warehousing provider, is expanding its business with a new transportation and logistics facility in Butler, Missouri. The company is investing nearly $6 million in Butler and is creating nearly 60 new jobs in the region. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- UniGroup, the parent company of United Van Lines, America's largest mover of household goods and Mayflower Transit, the most recognized and trusted moving company, today announced the UniGroup Logistics Platform, a single platform enabling shared visibility throughout the UniGroup enterprise. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR) (the "Company") today announced the commencement by Energizer Gamma Acquisition B.V., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the "Issuer"), of a €650 million offering of senior notes due 2029 (the "New Notes") in a private offering, subject to market and other customary conditions. The New Notes will be guaranteed, jointly and severally, on an unsecured basis, by the Company and certain of the Company's domestic restricted subsidiaries. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) today announced its Health Systems Council (HSC), a new group to support the pioneering trend of implementing lifestyle medicine into some of the largest and most innovative health organizations in the U.S. The new council has a founding membership of 19 systems employing more than 650k employees serving millions of patients in 28 states. It is guided by an advisory board chaired by Michael P. O'Donnell, PhD, CEO and Founder, Art and Science of Health Promotion Institute, with six other experts who are accomplished pioneers in the field of lifestyle medicine. Read More

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- First Federal Bank of Kansas City today announced a partnership with Narmi to launch a new consumer digital banking, business digital banking and account-opening experience. With a deep focus on intuitive design and user experience, Narmi's award-winning suite will provide First Federal with an e-banking platform that puts the user first to empower their growing customer base. The Kansas-City-based bank uses Fiserv's DNA core banking system and is the latest addition to Narmi's growing list of bank customers. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RoseHosting, an accomplished pioneer in the hosting industry and the first-ever provider to offer commercial Linux VPS Hosting, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. These past 20 years have been a great opportunity to grow and work on their mission to provide excellent user experience and reliable hosting to many businesses and individuals around the world. Read More

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Russell Stover Chocolates announced today the launch of Joy Bites, a collection of no sugar added chocolate bars that are carefully crafted with Fairtrade cocoa and select non-GMO and organic ingredients for deliciously joyful snacking. The Joy Bites collection includes an assortment of chocolate bars consisting of breakable bites wrapped in easy-to-use resealable packaging that is 100% recyclable with FSC certified outer sleeves; a part of a much larger sustainability vision that counts on so many to be successful. Joy Bites varieties can be found in the candy section of leading retailers nationwide. Read More

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NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass, Inc. (NYSE: COMP), a leading real estate technology company, today announced its expansion to Missouri and Kansas with offices in Kansas City and St. Louis. The company welcomes more than 40 top agents representing over $520 million in 2020 sales volume across both markets. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- InterVision, a leading IT strategic service provider and Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), has recently been awarded a contract for Amazon Connect through California Department of Technology (CDT)'s California Network and Telecommunications (CALNET) program. By combining its twenty years of experience in communications and specialization supporting government agencies with AWS cloud, InterVision provides a simple to use, omnichannel, cloud-based contact center solution. Through the CALNET program, CDT gives state and local agencies an easy way to find and select contact center services. Read More

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ST. LOUIS, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today the launch of a new initiative to encourage Centene health plan members, as well as all Americans, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This week, Centene will begin working with network physicians to deploy a call campaign to its health plan members nationwide. The call will ask recipients whether they have been vaccinated, and will help those who have not to arrange an appointment. The top 100 providers with the highest increase in vaccination rates as a result of this initiative will each receive a $5,000 grant for medical equipment. Read More

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spiral 55 Games announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign designed for players to have fun while enhancing the human experience and creating deeper relationships. During the holidays amid spending time with friends and family playing games and discussing life, the idea of the PHILOSOPHER game was born. Spiritually minded Kansas City serial entrepreneur Loni Louise Bernard had an idea. "I woke up three days before Christmas with the epiphany of this PHILOSOPHER game," the intuitive creative multiple business owner Bernard said. "It was like it was channeled to me." Read More