Morning Minutes: Tech firm adds KC jobs, consumer group sues over insurance info

USE FOR FEATURED IMAGE Chris Koster, Missouri attorney general | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Chris Koster, Missouri attorney general | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Here are this morning’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Tech firm The Nerdery to add 100 jobs in downtown KC

The Nerdery, a Minneapolis-based tech company, plans to add 100 jobs and make a $4.3 million capital investment in downtown Kansas City over the next five years, the company announced Wednesday.

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Consumer group seeks more health insurance data, files suit

The Consumers Council of Missouri says the federal government didn’t disclose enough information about 2015 health insurance rates, and the consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit it hopes will help prevent the problem from arising in the future.

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Nordyne continues process of shuttering Missouri facilities

The O’Fallon-based maker of heating and cooling equipment will shutter its Poplar Bluff plant, which once employed 500 people, next month. The company will begin closing its Boonville plant next month and finish that process by June, affecting about 240 workers.

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Koster vows to follow stricter donation rules after Times allegations

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Wednesday he won’t accept donations from any company his office is investigating or has recently investigated, and he won’t take gifts from lobbyists or lawyers representing those companies.

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Apparel website with St. Louis ties raises $35 million

Teespring, a website co-founded by St. Louis native Walker Williams that helps users crowdfund custom apparel, has raised a $35 million round of investment.

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