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Global window and door manufacturer to open its first U.S. facility in Ste. Genevieve, Gov. Nixon announces

Global window and door manufacturer to open its first U.S. facility in Ste. Genevieve, Gov. Nixon announces

    Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that Italian manufacturer Piva Group will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Ste. Genevieve. The global manufacturer of vinyl windows, doors, panels and other construction products is expected to create 122 new jobs over time at its new facility. The Governor announced the new jobs in St.


Missouri Attorney General announces settlement with RadioShack

Attorney General Chris Koster announced a settlement with RadioShack Corporation yesterday which limits the sale of consumers’ personally identifiable information. The settlement is the result of mediation in RadioShack’s federal bankruptcy proceeding. Thirty-eight states, led by the Texas Attorney General’s Office, opposed RadioShack’s plan to sell a broad range of consumer data. “Consumers should be


Follow up: Lumber Liquidators suspends sale of Chinese made laminate

In a follow up to a piece we reported about a ’60 Minutes’ investigation into Lumber Liquidators in March, the company has now announced that they have suspended the sale of all laminate flooring made in China. This comes on the heels of the company announcing last week that the Justice Department is now considering criminal

Cape Girardeau Roller Girls Donate to Southeast Hospice Patient Care Fund

  The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls recently presented a check of $450 to Southeast Hospice. The money will go to the Southeast Hospice Patient Care Fund, which aids patients/families in need during their end-of-life journey. The money came from proceeds from ticket sales at the roller derby team’s 2015 home bout on April 4.  


Boots on the Ground

 BY GARRETT HAWKINS They know we’re coming. Hearings are in full swing. Appropriations requests are due. Budget discussions are heating up. Congressional lawmakers are especially busy this time of year — and that’s the perfect time for farmers and ranchers to descend upon Washington, D.C. Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) puts boots on the ground for


Show Me State wants to show SEMO money

“I currently protect more than $20 million in Unclaimed Property for almost 250,000 accounts in the 18 counties that make up the Southeast Missouri region,” Treasurer Zweifel said. “I have implemented changes and innovations since I took office in 2009 to make the claims process easier and more efficient than ever before. I encourage all


Doe Run Company donates $10,000 to MAC

​The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) donated $10,000 to ​​Mineral Area College (MAC) to support the development of Missouri’s workforce. Funding will benefit the Annual Fund to assist with the Enhancement Grant, which supports Career and Technical Education programs.  “Jobs and the economy are the biggest concerns facing nearly 60 percent of our local community

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Missouri start-up delivers for contractors

Contractors and construction are big business in Missouri, but being a contractor or owning a construction company can be costly. “Contractors are some of the only people who may work for an extended period of time and get to the end of a job and wind up working for free,” said Willy Schlacks, the cofounder