The Week Ahead: NFL owners meeting, Obama’s final State of the Union, Fed Beige Book

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


The Missouri Housing Development Commission, which coordinates funding for low-cost housing in the state, will hold a special meeting. The agenda for the session calls for discussion of flood relief in the state.

The Jefferson City Breakfast Club will hold its first meeting of the year. The group brings together lobbyists and other governmental affairs executives on a bi-weekly basis when the Missouri Legislature is in session.


President Barack Obama will deliver the final State of the Union address of his presidency at 8 p.m. CST. The speech will cover the ways that Americans “can once again come together in pursuit of a country worthy of generations to come,” according to the White House.

National Football League owners assemble for a two-day meeting in Houston, where they are expected to vote on the proposed relocation of three teams, including the St. Louis Rams. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to league owners on Saturday suggesting none of the three cities with teams interested in moving to Los Angeles have done enough for the league to bar those teams from moving, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.


The Federal Reserve Bank will release its first Beige Book of 2016. Beige Book reports, published eight times a year, offer an anecdotal look at the condition of the American economy, breaking it down by Federal Reserve region.

SuperValu is scheduled to report quarterly earnings. The Minnesota-based grocer announced last week it will spin off Save-A-Lot, the Earth City-based discount supermarket chain.


Kansas City’s Nelson Atkins Museum of Art will host a talk, Activists Then & Now, in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. The free event will feature two individuals who were involved in the civil rights movement in Kansas City and two activists who participated in demonstrations in Ferguson.


Investors will get a sense of the recent performance of the U.S. banking sector, with several big banks set to report quarterly earnings. Citigroup, U.S. Bancorp, PNC and Wells Fargo — the parent of St. Louis-based Wells Fargo Advisors — are scheduled to release quarterly results.


Fresh off their first playoff victory since 1994, the Kansas City Chiefs continue their postseason with a game against the New England Patriots, the defending Super Bowl champions. Kickoff is at 3:35 p.m. CST. With a win, the Chiefs would advance to the AFC Championship for the first time since that 1994 run.


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