Morning Minutes: Ferguson grand jury decision sparks protests, violence, Dunn focuses on entrepreneurship

Photo courtesy of Flickr/Jamelle Bouie
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Jamelle Bouie

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

Ferguson grand jury doesn’t charge Wilson, sparking protests, violence

A grand jury in St. Louis County decided not to press charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18 year old Wilson fatally shot following an altercation between the two.

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Nixon suggests alterations to EPA’s carbon reduction plan

Missouri needs more time to reach carbon dioxide reduction targets called for in proposed federal rules, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Legislator begins new push for prescription drug database

Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, plans to pre-file a bill that would put Missouri on par with the rest of the country in its monitoring of who buys opiate pain relievers and other potentially addictive prescription drugs.

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New KC Chamber chairman Dunn puts focus on entrepreneurship

Terry Dunn, the new chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, will put a big emphasis on entrepreneurship in the next year, and he’ll be joined by a host of other local leaders in spending time and money touting the Kansas City area as a good place to start and build a business.

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St. Louis small businesses try Plaid Friday as shopping alternative

A group of small, independent businesses in the St. Louis area is urging shoppers to spend time and money away from the big box retailers when they do their holiday shopping.

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