The Week Ahead: Veto session, Fed meeting, TechWeek Kansas City

Budweiser Taste of St. Louis Executive Chef Vito Racanelli announces the winner of a cooking contest at the 2014 event. | Courtesy of Taste of St. Louis/Facebook
Budweiser Taste of St. Louis Executive Chef Vito Racanelli announces the winner of a cooking contest at the 2014 event. | Courtesy of Taste of St. Louis/Facebook

Here’s a look at some of the stories Missouri Business Alert is tracking this week:

Sunday

The wait is over for NFL fans in Missouri. The Kansas City Chiefs kick off the regular season on the road against the Houston Texans, and the St. Louis Rams open their campaign by hosting the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks.

Monday

The inaugural TechWeek Kansas City begins with an opening party. The schedule for the weeklong affair, which is also held in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Detroit, features a conference, hackathon, job fair and other events.

Tuesday

The first full day of programming at the 2015 Ag Innovation Showcase gets underway at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. The conference, which has its opening reception Monday evening, aims to bring together innovators, investors and others for a series of panels, presentations and pitches on the latest in agricultural technology.

Wednesday

Lawmakers convene in Jefferson City for the Missouri Legislature’s veto session. Republicans have veto-proof majorities in the House and Senate and have expressed interest in overriding Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of a “right-to-work bill” and a measure banning cities from raising their minimum wage, among other legislation.

The Labor Department releases the Consumer Price Index for August. Low gas prices are expected to keep the index at no change for the month, Bloomberg reports.

Thursday

The Federal Reserve Bank’s Federal Open Market Committee wraps up its two-day meeting with an announcement, forecasts and a press conference with Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Observers across the country and world will watch closely to see if the central bank decides to raise interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis.

David Farr, the chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric Co., will present at the third annual Morgan Stanley Laguna Conference in California. Farr will be joined by chief executives from companies including Southwest Airlines and Honeywell.

Friday

Budweiser pops the top on the 11th annual Taste of St. Louis festival at the Chesterfield Ampitheater in suburban St. Louis. The festival runs through Sunday and includes musical performances, art installations and a smorgasbord of culinary experiences.

Saturday

The Village West WineFest returns to Kansas City, Kan., showcasing more than 200 wines and 100 beers from around the world and featuring food from top Kansas City chefs.

Correction: Sept. 20 at 2:45 p.m.

This story was updated to remove two events, the Missouri Young Professionals Summit and a panel discussion on “The Business Case for Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy” that were listed with incorrect dates.


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