Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Ferguson business owners and residents were reeling Tuesday after a turbulent night in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Homebuilding activity in Kansas City during October hit its highest monthly mark since before the recession, the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said.
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce named Leo Morton, the chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as its Kansas Citian of the Year for 2014. The chamber bestowed its highest honor on Morton on Tuesday night at its annual dinner, which drew a crowd of 1,900 to the Kansas City Convention Center.
Sprint Corp’s recent round of layoffs eliminated 910 jobs at the company’s Overland Park, Kan., headquarters during October and November. That’s about 54 percent of the 1,700 jobs that were cut companywide during that span.
When Billy Long won his first congressional election in 2010, he thought his 30-year career as an auctioneer was over. But the Springfield Republican’s skills from his previous career remain in high demand in Washington.