TechFlash: 7 things to know 12.20.13
Chicago got Archer Daniels Midland’s global headquarters, but St. Louis could still be in the running for one of its new technology centers.
The Mission Center L3C received the first-ever St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce Arcus Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation after successfully launching the region’s first social enterprise incubator this past June.
Dan Curran, a partner at Manifest Digital, attended a briefing at the White House to discuss President Barack Obama’s economic…
Gov. Nixon names new agriculture chief
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday named Harrison County farmer Richard Fordyce as the new director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
Fordyce, of Bethany, Mo., takes the post from Harry Bozoian, who has served as acting director since the previous director, Jon Hagler, resigned in October. Hagler left a day after another Agriculture Department official distributed a letter claiming she was resigning because of the department's environment of "hostility, disrespect, intimidation and fear."
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Fresh from the sea: Missouri lawmakers accepted $6,385.21 worth of free crab this year, most of it paid for by energy and health care lobbyists.
Tickling the ivory: A Chinese national pleaded guilty yesterday in a New Jersey court to smuggling more than $4 million in rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory from the U.S. to China, with a wildlife auction business in Missouri serving as one of his sources for the horns.
Ringing the bell: With less than a week left until Christmas, the Salvation Army's…
Target faces data breach backlash
If you ran into roadblocks when trying to check the status of your Target credit or debit card after the company revealed its systems had been breached, you're not alone.
The company's Redcard website and phone lines were down Thursday, and while Target had restored functionality to both by Thursday afternoon, some customers are still having problems getting through, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports.
Minneapolis-based Target Corp. disclosed Thursday that unauthorized access may…
Coolfire companies merging
Coolfire Media, Coolfire Originals and the digital marketing division of Coolfire Solutions are merging, creating a new company that will operate as Coolfire Studios.
The merger will be effective as of Jan. 1, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Jeff Keane, who is the founder and CEO of Coolfire Media and Coolfire Originals, will serve as CEO of the new company.
Coolfire Media provides media production, post-production and audio and sound design services, and Coolfire Originals is a reality TV…