Suddenlink will invest $250 million to enhance the speed of its internet service. | Courtesy of Suddenlink

Morning Minutes: August 13



Suddenlink will invest $250 million to enhance the speed of its internet service. | Courtesy of Suddenlink
Suddenlink will invest $250 million to enhance the speed of its internet service. | Courtesy of Suddenlink

Missouri sees nation’s largest drop in Medicaid enrollment

Missouri had an average of 808,824 individuals enrolled in its Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance Program at the end of June. That’s down 37,260 people, or 4.4 percent, from the average enrollment a year earlier, according to a Department of Health and Human Services report.

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Suddenlink to invest $250 million in gigabit-speed service

St. Louis-based Suddenlink will invest about $250 million in an effort to increase Internet speeds for most of its customers. Calling the initiative “Operation GigaSpeed,” Suddenlink is looking to increase web speeds up to one gigabit per second.

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As Ferguson businesses work to reopen, gun store traffic spikes

As some of the Ferguson businesses struck by looters Sunday night remained closed on Tuesday, several others reopened their doors. And another group of St. Louis-area businesses, gun stores, have seen a spike in activity.

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Small business owners ask Senate committee for tax help

Small business owners spoke before Missouri’s interim Senate committee on Tax Administration Practices, telling committee members that contradictory instructions from Missouri’s Department of Revenue could drive them out of business.

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Kansas City-area Ikea set to open September 10

Ikea’s 359,000-square-foot store, which sits on 18.4 acres in Merriam, Kan., will offer about 10,000 exclusively designed home furnishings, a supervised children’s play area and a 450-seat restaurant.

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