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Missouri is central to the nation’s barge shipping economy

Semi trucks are ubiquitous. Freight trains are common. But for most Missourians, barge sightings are rare. While we may not always see them, barges are an important part of the nation’s inland transportation system. If current trends continue, Missouri can expect more barge traffic in the future. When commodities are loaded on barges in Missouri, they travel the inland waterway

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Is Your Business One of the Best Places to Work in Missouri?

Then share this with your employer, who will be happy to learn you think so! We’re looking for the Best Places to Work in Missouri (learn more and register today!). This employee engagement research project will identify the top work places in Missouri. Best Companies Group (BCG), our workplace research partners, will conduct the surveys and determine who is good enough to

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Dust Off Your Employee Handbook

Nearly every employer needs an employee handbook. It’s the official documentation of workplace policies. It sets expectations and outlines rules employees need to understand. But if you aren’t careful, it can create new problems. One example in the spotlight right now is employee handbook language that violates employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In a March 2015

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Looking Under the Surface

In Missouri, there’s a lot more happening under the surface than you might imagine. This issue of Missouri Business explores that idea quite literally. Mining has played a huge role in the development of our state. Even today, Missouri continues to be home to one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, producing some of the highest-quality lead on earth.

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The Cloud Goes Underground — SubTropolis Envisions Growth

TJ Bangs places his hand on the biometric palm scanner. Instantly, the bolted doors in front of him unlock, granting access to one of the most secure places in Missouri—the LightEdge Solutions data center room. Inside, tall racks of computers provide digital cloud storage for banks, healthcare providers, insurance companies, and others. The room is more than 100 feet underground,

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Promoting employee engagement and collaboration in a multi-generational work environment

Charles Schwab’s most recent generational study shows investors between the ages of 30 and 45 control nearly $3.5 trillion in investable assets. What’s more, over the next three decades, $16 trillion in investable assets is projected to transfer to the next generation. Numbers like this tend to pique financial advisors’ interest. An extraordinary amount of money is set to change

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The Cost of Clean Power

Missouri derives approximately 82 percent of its electric power from coal, but a new Environmental Protection Agency rule could require the state to shut down more than 21 percent of this generation, significantly impacting costs and reliability. On June 2, 2014, the EPA announced its proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources, dubbed the Clean Power Plan (CPP),

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