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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...

2009-05-13 12:05:00

First Kansas City Area Foundation Grant Presented to Local Domestic Violence Shelter, SAFEHOME ROSEVILLE, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Established in the company's Sacramento market since 1992, employees of leading independent communications holding company SureWest Communications (Nasdaq: SURW) today launched the expansion of the SureWest Foundation into the company's Kansas City market with a $500 donation to SAFEHOME, a local domestic violence shelter. (Logo:...

2009-05-08 07:30:00

CARTHAGE, Mo., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 1Q EPS reduced to $.02 due to a 4 cents per share impact of customer shutdown Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt reported that Consolidated Bedding (the primary Spring Air manufacturer), a significant customer of Leggett's, notified Leggett on May 5 that it is ceasing operations. Although Leggett had previously established a significant bad debt reserve for this account, Leggett is increasing its bad debt expense by $8.5 million...

2009-05-06 14:24:00

New issue also features Harry S. Truman's 125th Birthday WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In May, the National Archives at Kansas City will open a new location in downtown Kansas City, MO, in the revitalized Adams Express Building near historic Union Station, in the heart of the city's growing cultural district. The new quarters and a special exhibit are described in the Spring 2009 issue of Prologue magazine, the official publication of the National Archives and Records...

2009-04-03 06:00:00

Silver Dollar City's World-Fest Opens with Biggest Show Year Ever Performers from Six Continents Featured April 4 - May 3 BRANSON, Mo., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular Branson, Missouri becomes a global destination this weekend with the opening of World-Fest at the tourist destination's #1 attraction, the 1880s-style theme park Silver Dollar City. The park, with 2 million guests a year visiting its six world-class festivals, is kicking off its biggest show year ever with all-new 2009...

2009-02-26 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2,199,132 grant to assist approximately 574 workers affected by layoffs from automotive industry suppliers across Missouri and in nearby Kansas. "Today's grant will allow affected Missourians to receive skills assessment, training and job search assistance to transition into new occupations within the local area," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. Awarded to the Missouri Division of...

2008-10-13 15:00:19

According to online press (October 12, 2008), the Carthage Acropolium will host a classical music festival during the period October 14 to 31, 2008. The festival, which some of the most interesting musical groups, will feature 13 performances by musical troupes from 13 countries. Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information. (c) 2008 Info-Prod Research (Middle East). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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