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Monsanto Cuts Herbicide Price, Company Stock Price Falls May 31, 2010

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Monsanto is headquartered in St. Louis.

Agricultural biotech company Monsanto, headquartered in St. Louis, has announced it is cutting the price of Roundup to bring it more in line with generic versions of the herbicide. St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra reports the company also plans to reduce the number of available products.

Ameren Re-opens Taum Sauk Hydroelectric Plant May 28, 2010

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The newly re-built Tauk Sauk Pumped Storage Plant holds 1.5 billion gallons of water. Construction began in October 2007.

It’s been more than four years since the upper Taum Sauk reservoir failed and flooded a popular Southeast Missouri park. Electric utility Ameren completed the construction of a replacement dam, and Ameren executives recently gathered at the new facility. KRCU’s Jacob McCleland has more.

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Tour of Missouri Canceled May 27, 2010

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Riders sprint through downtown St. Louis in the opening stage of the 2009 Tour of Missouri.

Riders sprint through downtown St. Louis in the opening stage of the 2009 Tour of Missouri.

The Tour of Missouri is officially off the calendar for 2010. The race’s organizer has decided to walk away from the bike race’s fourth year. As St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann reports, supporters are blaming politics for its demise.

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The race’s vice chairman says organizer Medalist Sports would return if a private donor could be found, but did not expect that to happen.

Business Beat: May 26, 2010 May 26, 2010

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REDI president Mike Brooks speaks at the IBM announcement.

On this week’s Business Beat from KBIA: IBM is officially coming to Columbia. And on this week’s Business Beat, Intersection panelists Mike Brooks, Dave Griggs and Barbara Hoppe discuss the economic impact this will have on the city and surrounding area. Plus, Panera Bread Co. tries a new business model. Hosted by KBIA’s Courtney Flatt.

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Debate to Eliminate Missouri Income Tax Heats Up May 25, 2010

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From KXCV in Maryville, here’s this story: The Chair of the legislature’s joint committee on tax policy says changing how revuenue is created for the state is all but guaranteed to come up soon.

Savannah Sen. Brad Lager says the debate is heating up over a citizen’s group’s push for a ballot measure to eliminate the Missouri income tax, and replace it with all sales and services being taxed.

“Do you want to tax wealth creation, which is what income tax does ? Or do you want to tax consumption, which is what this does? And that is the philosophical, fundamental debate. If you’re a person who believes everyone should pay a portion, or pay, quote ‘Their fair share,’ then you’re probably towards taxing consumption. If you’re a person who believes we should tax people more, because they make more, then you’re going to want to tax wealth creation.”

Lager predicts the issue will be put on a ballot for the voters to decide within the next four years.

New Podcast May 17-21! May 24, 2010

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Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at the IBM announcement ceremony.

Click the headlines below for a sneak peak of few stories that made it in this week’s round-up:

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Business Beat: May 19, 2010 May 19, 2010

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A pair of Sseko’s, tied in the traditional “cross over” described by Mustard Seed Executive Director Jessica Canfield. Image courtesy of Liz Bohannon and Sseko Designs.

On this week’s Business Beat from KBIA: Many university endowment funds are reporting annual losses as high as 30 percent because of the struggling economy. But, the University of Missouri has taken a slightly different approach than some schools, helping it save money. Plus, one recent MU graduate opens a business to help Ugandan school girls. Hosted by KBIA’s Courtney Flatt.

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Web Extra! Watch founder Liz Bohannon explain the traditional way to tie a Sseko sandal.

Chris Kelly, Alan Icet Discuss Budget Cuts May 19, 2010

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On this week’s Intersection from KBIA, State Representatives Chris Kelly and Alan Icet, both of whom serve on the Missouri House budget committee, discuss budget cuts, new laws and everything else that happened in the legislative session that just ended Friday.

Listen to the entire conversation here.

New Podcast May 10-14! May 17, 2010

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Secret Passage ways in Kansas City businessman Tom Pendergast's former buildings. Photo by Alex Smith / KCUR.

Click the headlines below for a sneak peak of few stories that made it in this week’s round-up:

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Missouri Lawmakers Pass New Restrictions on Sexually Oriented Businesses May 14, 2010

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Photo by: Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio.

The Missouri House and Senate have sent to Governor Nixon legislation restricting the activities of sexually oriented businesses in the Show-Me State. St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin reports.

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