Lisa Brown


Writer for newspapers for more than a decade, specializing in business reporting.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Nestle Purina finalists vie at cat callbacks

Andy Senor, a finalist for the Nestle Purina Cat Chow Correspondent, visits with Rocki, one of the resident cats at Purina's The Learning Center, during interviews at the company's headquarters in St. Louis.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Anheuser-Busch InBev grabs hold of Corona

Mexico's largest brewer Grupo Modelo, which Anheuser-Busch Cos. once eyed as a possible savior in its failed attempt to thwart InBev's takeover, is being acquired by that same Belgian company for $20.1 billion.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Community banks use anti-big backlash to make inroads

When Carrollton Bank opened its new branch in Clayton this fall, the bank sent out a mailing to 20,000 households. Tucked inside the note from its chief executive was an unusual promise: a free apple pie from a local bakery.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Wells Fargo expanding in St. Louis

Cost-cutting consolidation, which has hurt the region in industries as diverse as autos and paper, is finally helping the St. Louis area. The region will soon get an influx of high-paying financial services jobs and deeper ties to a growing financial giant, Wells Fargo.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Missouri small businesses get help to boost exports

Gary Watson envisions a day when a quarter of his sales are outside U.S. That may seem daunting for Watson Coatings, a company that employs only 36 people to make industrial coating products for concrete, steel and plastic.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Fitz's partners with other indies on new sodas

For the first time ever, some of the bottles rolling off the production lines at Fitz's Bottling Co. have another local firm's logo sharing the label.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Hertz deal won't hinder Enterprise's path to growth, analysts say

When rival Hertz announced its plans to acquire the Dollar and Thrifty car rental brands last week, the news caused hardly a ripple at the Clayton headquarters of Enterprise Holdings, the world's largest car rental company.

St,. Louis Post-Dispatch
General Motors expansion in Wentzville

General Motors will officially announce this morning that its Wentzville plant will build the next generation of Chevrolet Colorado midsized pickups, according to a source familiar with GM's plans.


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