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2011-05-19 06:20:00

City officials in Kansas City, Missouri declared their city the envy of the entire world after Internet search giant Google said it was expanding its ultra-fast broadband service, originally slated for its trial run in Kansas City, Kansas, to include the Missouri city as well. Google announced in March that it had chosen Kansas City, KS as the inaugural site for its "Fiber for Communities" project. Google claims the project will deliver Internet access 100 times faster than current broadband...

2011-05-16 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Kansas inched up over the past twelve months according to the 2011 Kansas Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Kansas gained 682 industrial jobs and 25 manufacturers between March 2010 and March 2011, the first gain MNI has reported for any US state since mid-2008. Manufacturers' News reports Kansas is now home to 4,639...

2011-04-23 14:17:00

ST. LOUIS, April 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the St. Louis community works to assess damages and initialize clean-up efforts following the devastating storms that hit the area on Friday evening, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) pledges $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in early relief efforts. Monsanto's donation is expected to support the agency in local efforts related to the storm and provide the agency with additional flexibility as the community works to complete the assessment...

2011-04-19 10:20:00

LAWRENCE, Kan., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes web strategy, interactive marketing, and social technologies, Jeremiah Owyang is very simply one of the most respected names in the industry. To quote from Time.com, "If technology really is changing everything about the way we communicate, consider industry analyst Jeremiah Owyang a strategist on the front lines of the revolution. His insights into the digital society give context to the larger news of the day." Partner of...

2010-12-13 08:00:00

SYOSSET, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryann "Miki" Gudermuth, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of social services. ABOUT MARYANN "MIKI" GUDERMUTH Ms. Gudermuth is a polio survivor and has more than 23 years of experience in the social services arena. She is the Founder/Executive Director of SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc., a non-residential...

2010-11-08 16:02:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- FleetPride, Inc., the nation's largest independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced that it has acquired the assets of Springfield Brake Company in Springfield, Missouri, Premier Truck Parts in Harrison, Arkansas, and Premier Truck Parts of Joplin, Joplin, Missouri. Each location operates both a parts counter and drive-in service bays. With these acquisitions, FleetPride will now have four locations...

2010-09-13 08:27:00

CARTHAGE, Mo., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) announced that it has sold its Storage Products business to SPG International, LLC. The sale completes the divestiture program, a significant part of the company's strategic realignment first introduced to investors in November 2007. Since implementation of the new strategy, Leggett has sold seven business units for a combined $433 million of after tax cash proceeds, exceeding the original $400...

2009-12-16 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc (NYSE: SOA) today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website, www.solutia.com . The website combines a more intuitive navigation with an updated look that better communicates the company's market position, core businesses and focus on growth opportunities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081029/AQW096LOGO) "As a leading supplier of high performance and specialty chemicals with facilities in the major global...

2009-07-09 18:52:41

People want food to be local and they want to know where it comes from and how it is made, a Washington state research firm said. Michelle Barry of the Hartman Group said the Bellevue market research firm polled 1,600 people in 2007 but more recent testimony reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch indicates that attitude hasn't changed. Amelia LaMair, 20, of Kirksville, Mo., said she eats organic and locally grown vegetables and meat from free-range animals. Healthy eaters used to be mostly...

2009-06-23 09:00:00

Cooperative Agreement Builds Careers, Economy OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW) today announced that it has finalized an agreement with the U.S. Army Reserve to work collaboratively to enhance job opportunities for soldiers and veterans. Under the agreement formally known as the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative (EPI), YRC Worldwide joins hundreds of employers throughout the U.S. pledging to work with the military to identify...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.