June 13, 2019

Fortune's 500 Companies: Missouri Is Home to 10 Top Businesses
Fortune Magazine recently released its 2019 Fortune 500 rankings. Ten Missouri-based companies were included in this year’s Fortune 500 list. Centene moved into the position of the highest ranked Missouri company among the Fortune 500, up to 51 from 61 last year, with revenues of $60.1 billion. Other Missouri companies that experienced rank increases from the previous year include: Edward Jones, Graybar Electric, Olin, and Post Holdings. Post Holdings had the largest increase, climbing 41 spots from 512 to 471 in the rankings.

MERIC's Fun Facts for Father's Day
Father's Day has been a day to honor and recognize the men and father figures that have made a difference in our lives. Strong consumer confidence is allowing our Dad's to reap the benefits. Nationwide, consumers are projected to spend $16 billion, up from $15.3 billion last year. The average Midwest consumer, including those in Missouri, plan to spend $111.74. Almost three in four people in the Midwest plan to celebrate Father's Day on June 16, 2019. Enjoy the holiday with MERIC's compilation of the 2019 Father’s Day fun facts and figures.

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