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Missouri Minute: Mercy to spend $74 million on new cancer center, primary care clinics; St. Louis looks to terminate deal with McKee

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

Mercy to spend $74 million on new cancer center, primary care clinics

St. Louis-based health system Mercy said Tuesday it would invest $74 million to build a new cancer center and nine primary care clinics in the St. Louis region. Mercy will spend $54 million to construct a standalone cancer center at St. Anthony’s, the south St. Louis County hospital it acquired a year ago. Construction is expected to be completed by next summer. Read more

St. Louis looks to terminate massive development deal with McKee

St. Louis officials on Tuesday said developer Paul McKee and his NorthSide Regeneration LLC have violated terms of a development agreement with the city. The city’s move triggered a potential default that could end McKee’s deal to redevelop 1,500 acres on the city’s north side. Read more

Parson makes two Board of Education appointments, restores quorum

By Annika Merrilees

Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday made two appointments to the Missouri Board of Education, which for months has not had enough members to conduct business. The additions of Peter Herschend and Carol Hallquist give the board five members. Read more

KC payday lender Moseley sentenced to 10 years in prison

Rick Moseley Sr., one of a number of payday lenders from the Kansas City area whose business practices have come under federal scrutiny, was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors said Moseley’s businesses, known collectively as Hydra Lenders, cheated more than 600,000 customers, charging illegally high interest rates or taking money from people who had never received loans. Read more


Company brings back plan for Branson gondolas

A company is reviving its effort to build a system of gondolas to transport passengers through the air along the main drag in Branson. American Gondolas, which first proposed the idea two years ago, has a newly revised plan to bring aerial lifts to the southwest Missouri tourist destination. Read more

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