Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Drug and medical device companies paid more than $53 million to doctors and teaching hospitals in Missouri, including consulting and speaking fees, meals, travel and research payments, during the last five months of 2013, according to federal data released this week.
Warren Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., intends to purchase the Van Tuyl Group, which started in Kansas City and is now the largest privately owned U.S. auto dealership group.
The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to let Butterfly Labs Inc. reopen but will still restrict activities of the Leawood, Kan., company, which creates machines that uncover, or mine, the digital currency Bitcoins.
American Airlines said it will add nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport and Miami, a long-sought opening to Latin America for travelers using KCI.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and a Texas company have received preliminary approval to develop a “dual customs” cargo facility that would be capable of clearing goods moving to and from Mexico. Brownsville International Air Cargo Inc. is now preparing necessary studies and applications for the facility at Lambert.
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