Morning Minutes: SunEdison eyes $2B Chinese plant, Royals sales sizzle

Dick's Sporting Goods and other Kansas City-area retailers stocked up on Royals gear after the team clinched its first World Series berth since 1985. | Courtesy of Dick's Sporting Goods
Dick’s Sporting Goods and other Kansas City-area retailers stocked up on Royals gear after the team clinched its first World Series berth since 1985. | Courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods

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

SunEdison considering $2 billion Chinese solar plant

SunEdison is in talks with a Chinese company about investing up to $2 billion to build a polysilicon factory in China. The plant would enable SunEdison, a Maryland Heights-based solar company, to produce the commodity used in solar panels for the lowest cost in the industry, the company’s president said.

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State auditor sees progress, room for improvement on brownfield tax credits

State economic development officials have made progress toward reforming a state tax incentive for redevelopment of abandoned business sites, but more needs to be done to protect taxpayers, according to a new report issued by Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich.

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Royals World Series run means big business for KC retailers

The Royals may be even hotter in Kansas City stores than they have been on the field over the last two weeks during their undefeated run to the World Series. After the team stamped a ticket Wednesday to its first World Series in 29 years, retailers rushed to meet three decades of pent-up demand.

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Missouri foreclosures dip in September, third quarter

New foreclosure cases in Missouri declined sharply in the third quarter and in September from last year, according to a report from RealtyTrac Inc.

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One year after acquisition, Boulevard Brewing expanding at rapid rate

One year removed from the announcement of its acquisition by Belgian brewer Duvel Moortgat, Boulevard Brewing is expanding faster than anticipated. The Kansas City brewery, which ranks No. 12 among U.S. craft breweries, plans to add three more U.S. markets by late March, and it wants to expand internationally.

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