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Geniecast
Michael Calhoun
February 11, 2019 - 12:49 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Local start-up Geniecast is getting into the hologram market, so-to-speak. "We always say 'it's kind of like a hologram,' although it's not a hologram. If you remember watching Star Trek and someone appears, that's what 'APiR' is doing," says founder Keith Alpert. The company...
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Pluton Biosciences
Michael Calhoun
February 11, 2019 - 12:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- There's a new local start-up using 'Nvsted' to raise money. "Nvsted is this really exciting, new concept for a crowdfunding platform that is specific to one region," says director Ched Wagner. The platform is kind of like Kickstarter or Gofundme, but instead of donating to...
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Urban Buds dead flowers
Photo supplied/Urban Buds City Grown Flowers
Brian Kelly
February 11, 2019 - 9:21 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Valentine's Day is one of the biggest days of the year for flower sales, but one south St. Louis florist isn't feeling the love this week. That's because the Polar Vortex destroyed the growing flowers at Urban Buds, and now employees there have to put on their creative caps. It...
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FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and CEO of Amazon, is publicly accusing The National Enquirer in a blog post of trying to blackmail him by threatening to release more intimate photos of him unless he calls off an investigation into how that information was obtained in the first place. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
February 08, 2019 - 6:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — First it was a heart-wrenching tweet that he and his wife were getting a divorce after 25 years. Then a tabloid revealed that he'd been having an affair, releasing texts and photos of him and his mistress. As if either of those weren't distracting enough, now Jeff Bezos — the world'...
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An Airbnb supporter waits his turn to speak at a City of Miami commission meeting discussing Airbnb on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Miami Beach is considering new measures to fight illegal short-term rentals on the island. (Photo by C.M. Guerrero/Miami Herald/TNS/Sipa USA)
Michael Calhoun
February 07, 2019 - 5:51 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Airbnb hosts are organizing themselves against what they fear will be unfair regulation coming from City Hall. The hosts met Wednesday to share fears that the city may, for instance, bar renters from home sharing at all, require a thousand-dollar licensing fee, and mandate...
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Illinois Welcome Sign - spring time
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Brett Blume
January 30, 2019 - 4:22 pm
It would be the first boost in Illinois minimum wage since 2010.
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Megan Lynch
January 23, 2019 - 10:31 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - When the weather turns warm, the St. Louis riverfront will have new tenants. Great Rivers Greenway is taking bids for vendors to line Lenore K. Sullivan Boulevard from mid-May through at least mid-August. Vice President of Communications and Outreach, Emma Klues, says they'...
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Michael Calhoun
January 14, 2019 - 6:03 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Banks are keeping marijuana companies' dollars out -- even those who don't deal directly with the plant. So, one St. Louis start-up says: why not forget about dollars altogether? "We've seen companies that don't even touch the plant, they just service the industry, face problems...
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The campus of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Michael Calhoun
January 14, 2019 - 5:28 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- St. Louis University is partnering with a spy agency to work on geospatial technology. On Nothing Impossible this weekend, we learned more about the new research and development agreement between Saint Louis University and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. For the...
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General overall view of a Nike basketball on the court during an NCAA basketball  game.
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Michael Calhoun
January 10, 2019 - 5:45 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Billionaire Richard Chaifetz thinks St. Louis is NBA material. That's what he tells the Business Journal in an interview posted this morning. "I'd love to be involved with a team in St. Louis in the NBA. It'd be great for the city," Chaifetz said. KMOX's Michael Calhoun talks...
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