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Tuesday, August 19, 2014


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Mr. Longworth, I hope you will touch on the developments and broader ramifications of what's going on in Ferguson, MO, going forward. It's become an international story originating in the Midwest, too important to ignore.

In the meantime,speaking of Ferguson and Corporate globalization, this piece by STL Post-Dispatch online's Kevin Horrigan thoughtfully touches on both:

Ferguson's global giant, and those left behind

"Emerson is No. 121 on the Fortune 500 with 2013 revenues of $24.6 billion. Some 1,300 St. Louisans are employed at the Ferguson campus, most of them doing highly skilled financial and management work.

Emerson employs a lot of less-skilled people to make a lot of different stuff, but not in Ferguson..."

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