Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Emerson Chairman and CEO David Farr unveiled his company’s plan to support the Ferguson area by targeting early childhood education, jobs for young people and job training. The plan, “Ferguson Forward,” includes more than $4 million in new funding and a redirection of half of the company’s existing commitments to the United Way.
When entrepreneurs focused on improving the health care industry talk about “pain points,” they’re not referring to physical discomforts of arthritis or cancer treatments.
Alliance Data Systems Corp.’s Lenexa, Kan., office celebrated an expansion project that will allow it to double its head count by hiring 200 people in the area by the end of the year and another 300 within three years.
Gov. Jay Nixon replaced four of the five commissioners who oversee the Missouri Lottery and urged his new appointees to take steps to maximize the money that goes to public education. Steps that should be considered, he said, include ratcheting down the share of money that goes into prizes for winners and tightening the contract with the company that produces the instant Scratchers games.
Some Ferguson protesters are planning to rally outside — and inside — the Edward Jones Dome Sunday, when the St. Louis Rams play the Dallas Cowboys.
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