Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) MU School of Law, Creative Commons, and Bloomberg

Morning Minutes: MU names interim president, Monsanto weedkiller not a likely carcinogen



Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) MU School of Law, Creative Commons, and Bloomberg
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) MU School of Law, Creative Commons, and Bloomberg

Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

30-year MU veteran Middleton named UM System interim president

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators named Mike Middleton the system’s interim president, effective immediately. Read more


European agency says Monsanto weedkiller not a likely carcinogen

The European Food Safety Authority said Thursday that the world’s most widely used herbicide is unlikely to cause cancer. That goes against a report released earlier this year by an arm the World Health Organization that drew criticism from Creve Coeur-based Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide. Read more


Software firm Gainsight raises $50 million

Gainsight, a company that makes software for customer retention and tracking, has raised $50 million in a funding round led by venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners. Read more


Illinois approves Grain Belt Express transmission line

A 780-mile transmission line to carry Kansas wind power to cities farther east won approval from Illinois regulators Thursday, leaving Missouri as the lone holdout blocking the project. Read more


KC council rejects petition aimed at forcing convention hotel vote

Barring a lawsuit and court ruling to the contrary, there will be no public vote on city financing for the proposed $308 million Hyatt convention headquarters hotel. Read more


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