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Tuesday Morning to close Fairview Heights store

The Tuesday Morning location at 10850 Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights will close, according to signs that surfaced on the building over the weekend. It’s not clear when or why.
The Tuesday Morning location at 10850 Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights will close, according to signs that surfaced on the building over the weekend. It’s not clear when or why. jforsythe1@bnd.com

Signs posted to the facade and front door of the Tuesday Morning store in Fairview Heights indicate the home furnishings retailer is closing the location.

Only the location in the Crossroads Centre at 10850 Lincoln Trail is closing. Two locations in St. Louis County will remain open.

It’s unclear why the store is closing or when the closure will occur.

No one was immediately available for comment Monday morning at the Fairivew Heights location or at Tuesday Morning’s corporate offices in Dallas.

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Germany-based Bayer AG announced Monday it offered to buy Monsanto for $62 billion in cash.

Monsanto, which is based in Creve Coeur, Mo., has yet to comment on Bayer’s bid other than acknowledging the offer last week and saying the company’s board was mulling it over.

The $62 billion offer shakes out to $122 per share, a healthy premium over the $89.03 per share price tallied on May 9, the day before Bayer made its offer.

A merger between the two companies would create the world’s largest seed and agricultural chemical firm.

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A patent filed by Google indicates the company is testing ways to minimize injury to someone struck by one of its self-driving cars.

The patent details an adhesive layer laid over the body of the car. If a person is struck, a protective coating is meant to break, exposing a strong adhesive that theoretically could keep a person in place rather than bumping him or her forward, putting them at risk for being hit again.

Google’s self-driving cars have been on the road for a while now, but they’ve never hit any pedestrians. Documented crashes include a few with other vehicles and one with a city bus.

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After revealing three of its SUV models’ fuel economy ratings had been miscalculated, General Motors has announced it is trying to make up for the snafu in part by giving owners of the affected models gift cards.

Starting Wednesday, anyone who bought a 2016 GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse or Buick Enclave can choose between a prepaid debit card worth up to $1,500 or a beefed up service protection plan augmenting their existing warranty.

Gas mileage for those models incorrectly states mileage figures one to two miles per gallon above the actual fuel economy. GM has apologized for the error and has stopped selling the models.

Tobias Wall: 618-239-2501, @Wall_BND

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