Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Heineken’s rejection of a takeover bid by SABMiller has revived speculation about deals that could reshape the global beer business. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is actively seeking $122 billion in financing to acquire No. 2 SABMiller.
If same-sex marriage became legal in Missouri, weddings would create 312 to 936 jobs in the tourism and recreation sectors and the state’s economy would gain up to $36 million over the next three years, a study by scholars at the UCLA School of Law concluded.
Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro will retire from her position by the end of the year after five years on the job.
The Port Authority of Kansas City and operator Kaw Valley Cos. announced that the port, which has been closed since 2007, will be reopened and freight will start landing there by the spring.
The grand jury considering whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be criminally charged in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown now has until Jan. 7 to decide. There is significant apprehension that looting and rioting might return if the grand jury does not send Wilson to trial for something.
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