Morning Minutes: August 14

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As unrest continues in Ferguson, Nixon schedules another visit

After another night of protests, arrests and clashes between protestors and police in Ferguson, Gov. Jay Nixon will skip a planned visit to the Missouri State Fair and return to the St. Louis suburb, which has been rocked by violence and unrest after a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday.

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Missouri’s business tax burden among lowest in U.S., report says

The tax burden on businesses in Missouri is among the lowest in the nation, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Salaries for KC, St. Louis software developers hover near U.S. median

The average Missouri software developer makes $85,770 per year, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s about $2,000 more than Illinois coders bring home per year, although it falls short of Kansas’ annual average by approximately the same amount.

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Sprint looks to slash costs, ponders fate of ‘Framily’ plan

In a memo to his staff, new Sprint Corp. CEO Marcelo Claure said the company will become more cost efficient and competitive. Masayoshi Son, Sprint’s chairman, has previously said the company’s strategies will include cost reductions.

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Kansas City TIF Commission considers split from city’s economic development group

The Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City may break away from the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City due to concerns with the level of financial information and professional services the TIF Commission is receiving from the EDC.

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