Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing

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Largest U.S. Roaster Hikes Coffee Price Again

As if getting up in the morning wasn't tough enough, now coffee drinkers will have to pay even more for their morning cup.

Maxwell House Coffee Co., the nation's largest coffee company, said Wednesday it was raising list prices for some of its most popular brands again due to the rapid rise in green coffee prices caused by frost and drought in Brazil.

Maxwell House, whose brands also include Yuban, Sanka and Brim, said it raised prices of its ground coffees by 20 cents for a standard can and its instant coffees by 3 cents an ounce across most of its product line. Reuters

***** Hiring Mentally Ill Earns Awards

Forty-five St. Louis companies will be honored today for providing employment over the past year for 250 adults with mental illnesses.

Among the firms being honored are A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., Ace-Acme Supply Co., Bee Hat Co., Canteen Co., McDonnell Douglas Corp., Minuteman Press in Olivette, Sam-Sen Cap Ltd., St. Louis Pre-Sort Inc. and Venture Stores.

The awards celebration at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is sponsored by the not-for-profit Independence Center, a psychiatric rehabilitation center.

***** SON OF SNAIL DARTER Fish May Dry Up Waterway Traffic

One small fish poses a giant worry for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to name the Alabama sturgeon an endangered species.

Designation could limit dredging of the waterway, crippling commercial shipping, said Don Waldon, administrator of the Tenn-Tom Waterway Development Authority. …

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