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St. Louis

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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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
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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...
Steven Gray
November 20, 2020
Harvard Business Review
Research shows there's more than one way to be a great leader.
COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund
November 12, 2020
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/PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF), today announced that JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, published the results of...
Continental Who's Who
November 5, 2020
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/PRNewswire/ -- Piotr Kulikowski, MD, is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Top Internist in the field of Medicine and acknowledgment of his...
By JIM SALTER
November 3, 2020
AP NEWS
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- It broke Jessica Murray's heart that so many people in the St. Louis area were dying from the coronavirus and that they were being remembered less for who they were than as...
Adia Harvey Wingfield
July 1, 2020
Harvard Business Review
Lessons from Washington University in St. Louis.
April 22, 2020
Geekologie
Note: Watch your volume, jet engines. This is a video of the latest and most advanced production model F-15E Strike Eagle (the F-15QA, presumably for Question and Answer and not because it was manufactured for Qatar) performing a near-vertical...
Eric Adams
April 18, 2020
Wired
An upgrade to the fighter jet, to be first deployed with Qatar's Air Force, is designed to complement the newer F-35 in combat missions.
James Rogers
March 24, 2020
Fox News
More than 100 years before the coronavirus outbreak, the world was ravaged by the Spanish Flu pandemic, which infected an estimated one-third of the global population.
March 4, 2020
WebWire
The latest addition to the MGallery Hotel Collection opened on February 4 in downtown Chicago. The 297-room boutique hotel, which is combined with a renowned multi-venue art museum, brings a jolt of contemporary culture to Chicago's River North neighborhood., , , , "We are thrilled to see the doors of this hotel open in such an established arts community as Chicago," says Craig Greenberg, President & CEO of 21c Museum Hotels. "The hotel is ideally located just blocks from renowned arts institu...
Associated Press
January 18, 2020
Boston Herald
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Thousands of St. Louis-area families were freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that is increasingly popular among churches and other organizations trying to help the needy -- eliminating medical debt.
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