Morning minutes: July 23


President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Central Missouri on July 24, 2013. | Photo by  Nuria Mathog
President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Central Missouri on July 24, 2013. | Photo by Nuria Mathog

Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Missouri attracts another KC-area business in ‘border war’ 

Cbiz Inc. and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC will move their headquarters and 450 employees across the state line from Leawood, Kan., to the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo., next summer. The move by the business services firm will trigger financial incentives from Missouri.

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Alliance Data Systems to double KC-area employees 

Alliance Data Systems intends to expand its office in Lenexa, Kan., and hire 200 people by the end of the year, and 500 in the next three years. The additional employees will satisfy the company’s need to fill customer service jobs that focus on retailers’ credit card inquiries.

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Dispenser serves up fresh craft beer, local Kickstarter record 

A startup looking to change the way beer is packaged has engineered the most successful Kickstarter campaign in St. Louis history.

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Obama to speak in Kansas City next week 

President Barack Obama will speak in Kansas City next Wednesday, and a White House official said his remarks will focus on the economy. Obama last visited Kansas City in September, at the Ford Motor Co.’s new stamping plant near Claycomo.

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Appeals Court sides with residents in Ameren coal ash landfill case 

A Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that residents have legal grounds to challenge Ameren Missouri’s effort to build a coal ash landfill in Franklin County, but said questions about what constitutes a fair public hearing would best be answered by the Missouri Supreme Court before the case heads to trial.

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