Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:
Missouri’s unemployment rate dipped a tenth of a percentage point to 6.5 percent in June, but job growth stalled after robust hiring the previous month.
Enterprise Holdings founder Jack Taylor and his family donated $5 million to St. Luke’s Hospital, one of the last remaining independent hospitals in the St. Louis area. It’s the largest endowment gift St. Luke’s has ever received.
Missouri’s business environment is the eighth-best in the country, according to an economic development report released by Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc. and the American Economic Development Institute.
Two Springfield teachers unions will go before a judge today with this question: Who is allowed to vote on contracts? The judge’s answer to the lawsuit filed by the Missouri State Teachers Association could clear up the local dispute and also have far-reaching implications. It could set precedent in a state where there is limited case law governing public-sector collective bargaining.
ECS Inc. International, an Olathe, Kan.-based manufacturer of frequency control devices, is expanding into Asia with a new subsidiary in Hong Kong. The company’s products are used in Bluetooth wireless, gigabit ethernet technology, fiber optic devices and wireless local area networks.
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