Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Business Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Business Digest

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Foresight idles Illinois mine * Foresight Energy has again idled its Deer Run mine near Hillsboro, Ill., due to elevated carbon monoxide readings. The issue has been a persistent problem for the St. Louis-based coal miner, which just reopened the mine last month after it had been closed since April. Elevated carbon monoxide readings were also the culprit in that closure. Last summer, the mine, an hour northeast of downtown St. Louis, also closed for nearly a month due to a fire. The company said only that it would resume mining once carbon monoxide levels had stabilized. In 2015, the mine has employed an average of 122 underground workers, according to the Department of Labor.

Myrtle Hilliard gets federal money * Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers was awarded $975,000 from the federal government to increase access to primary health care services. Myrtle Hilliard was one of nine health centers in Missouri, and 226 nationwide, to receive a piece of $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding intended for primary care services in communities that "need them the most," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The nine health centers in Missouri will receive a combined $5.6 million. Myrtle Hilliard was the only local health center to receive the most recent stream of funding. The funding will allow the center to treat more individuals in the 63115 ZIP code by leasing space at 4500 Pope Avenue, Angela Clabon, CEO of Myrtle Hilliard Davis, said Tuesday. The expanded services in the area near O'Fallon Park in St. Louis will allow Myrtle Hilliard to meet the growing demand for comprehensive primary care, particularly among those who are uninsured, Clabon said.

Enterprise, Nissan team up * Enterprise CarShare is partnering with Nissan to exclusively offer the Japanese automaker's vehicles for rent at nearly 90 college campuses. Enterprise CarShare, a unit of Clayton-based Enterprise Holdings, said the multiyear deal will offer $5 hourly rates at the college campuses through the end of the year, a savings of about 40 cents an hour. …

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