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St. Louis

St. Louis is a major independent city and inland port in the U.S. state of Missouri.

St. Louis is a major independent city and inland port in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The Missouri River merges with the Mississippi River just north of the city. These two rivers combined form the fourth longest river system in the world. The city had an estimated 2017 population of 308,626 and is the cultural and economic center of the St. Louis metropolitan area (home to nearly 3,000,000 people), which is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, the second-largest in Illinois (after Chicago), and the 20th-largest in the United States.

Before European settlement, the area was a regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named after Louis IX of France. In 1764, following France's defeat in the Seven Years' War, the area was ceded to Spain and retroceded back to France in 1800. In 1803, the United States acquired the territory as part of the Louisiana Purchase. During the 19th century, St. Louis became a major port on the Mississippi River; at the time of the 1870 Census it was the fourth-largest city in the country. It separated from St. Louis County in 1877, becoming an independent city and limiting its own political boundaries. In 1904, it hosted the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the Summer Olympics.

The economy of metropolitan St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism. Its metro area is home to major corporations, including Anheuser-Busch, Express Scripts, Centene, Boeing Defense, Emerson, Energizer, Panera, Enterprise, Peabody Energy, Ameren, Post Holdings, Monsanto, Edward Jones, Go Jet, Purina and Sigma-Aldrich. Nine of the ten Fortune 500 companies based in Missouri are located within the St. Louis metropolitan area. The city has also become known for its growing medical, pharmaceutical, and research presence due to institutions such as Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. St. Louis has two professional sports teams: the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. One of the city's iconic sights is the 630-foot (192 m) tall Gateway Arch in the downtown area.

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April 30, 1904
Louisiana Purchase Exposition

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Emerson

David Farr

Ferguson, MO

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Beth Mole
July 28, 2021
Ars Technica
AG Schmitt, who is running for Senate, accuses "ruling class" of lying about COVID.
AP
July 13, 2021
The Hindu
Health authorities appeal to even immunised people to resume wearing masks in public.
Brandie Jefferson
July 5, 2021
phys.org
In 2011, scientists confirmed a suspicion: There was a split in the local cosmos. Samples of the solar wind brought back to Earth by the Genesis mission definitively determined oxygen isotopes in the sun differ from those found on Earth, the moon and the other planets and satellites in the solar system.
WTVO
June 30, 2021
FOX 2
A new study suggests the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines set off an immune response that is strong enough to last for years.
Evolving Solutions
June 7, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- Evolving Solutions, a leading technology solutions provider, announces investments in talent acquisition to expand into new markets to...
Specialdocs Consultants
June 2, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- Working with Specialdocs, Dr. Amy Loden has launched a concierge medical practice in west St. Louis County, where a rising number of physicians...
Missouri House Buyers
May 28, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- While a large number of companies were forced to suspend their work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the house purchase company in St. Louis,...
ParkMobile
May 28, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- The City of St. Louis has partnered with ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., to offer parking...
The Walgreens Expressions Challenge
May 26, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- After a rigorous and tie-breaking judging process, 15 high school students representing the states of California, Illinois, Louisiana,...
Concierge Choice Physicians
May 18, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Choice Physicians (CCP), the nation's leading full-service concierge medical service provider, announces today that Saint Louis Heart...
BioSpace
May 14, 2021
BioSpace
Researchers have discovered new ways in which the COVID-19 virus causes human immune cells to overreact, a deadly part of the disease
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
May 14, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- Researchers have discovered new ways in which the COVID-19 virus causes human immune cells to overreact, a deadly part of the disease. Led by...
Saint Louis University
May 7, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- Saint Louis University has announced that Donald and Nancy Ross have made a $1 million gift to the University in support of the Chaifetz Center...
Beyond Exhibitions
April 29, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ - Blockbuster "Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" will soon arrive in St. Louis for a limited engagement. Created by French-Canadian...
Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News
April 12, 2021
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
The Cordish Companies
March 10, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- The St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies are excited to announce that One Cardinal Way has been awarded two Best in American LivingTM...
February 26, 2021
WebWire
Pearson Media Group is the fire and storm of today's film industry. An independent video production house, they boast a vast and diverse network of connections in the field of media. Working with skilled professionals in their specific area of expertise, the company has helped a myriad of creative talents to gain international success by turning books into films. Cobb's adventurous and inspiring story makes it to their radar as a tale that coaxes the audience to let go of their fears and...
Wugen Inc.
February 22, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- Wugen Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel, universal allogeneic cellular therapies, today announced that it has entered into an...
Gershman Investment Corp.
January 21, 2021
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/PRNewswire/ -- Gershman Investment Corp. provided construction and permanent financing for Delmar Divine Apartments, in St. Louis, Missouri. Managing...
Converge Technology Solutions Corp.
December 2, 2020
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/PRNewswire/ - Converge Technology Solutions Corp. ("Converge") (TSXV: CTS) (FSE: 0ZB) (OTCQX: CTSDF), a national platform of regionally focused Hybrid IT...
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