Morning Minutes: KC third in tourism survey, Pinkel top paid MU employee

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Kansas City ranks third in a new Travel + Leisure survey of U.S. tourist destinations. | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

State conservation commission considers tighter captive deer regulations

The Missouri Conservation Commission this week could approve the final regulations for captive deer herds that require two fences to keep tame deer in and wild deer out and mandate more disease testing. The legislature tried to take that rule-making authority away from the Conservation Department earlier this year.

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Arvest to offer Apple Pay service

Arvest Bank is one of the first regional banks in the Kansas City area to announce that it will participate in the Apple Pay mobile wallet system, joining national banks operating in Missouri such as Bank of America, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

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State seeks added protections at landfill with underground fire

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources asked the owners of the Bridgeton Landfill to step up their efforts to keep an underground fire from reaching nuclear waste at the adjacent West Lake Landfill in suburban St. Louis. The actions are considered a stop-gap measure.

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Kansas City ranks third in ‘Favorite Places’ survey

This year’s “America’s Favorite Places” survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine, which ranked 38 cities on their travel and tourism attributes in more than 60 categories, ranked Kansas City No. 3 overall, behind Providence, R.I. and Houston.

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MU’s highest paid employees are coaches, medical administrators

Nineteen of the top 25 highest-paid employees at the University of Missouri are medical professionals, while four work in the field of sports. Overall, total employee counts from the fall of 2013 are up by 10 percent at MU, with 13,255 employees declared in 2013 compared with 12,026 reported for 2012.

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