Morning Minutes: Sprint price cuts, Chevy Colorado wins truck of the year

2015 Chevrolet Colorado | Courtesy of Creative Commons
2015 Chevrolet Colorado | Courtesy of Creative Commons

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

Sprint targets Verizon, AT&T customers with new pricing promotion

Sprint Corp., the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier, is trying an aggressive new tactic to gain ground on the top two carriers, Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc., with its “cut your bill in half ” promotion.

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Wentzville-made Chevy truck earns Motor Trend award

The Chevrolet Colorado pickup, which is produced at the General Motors plant in Wentzville, is Motor Trend magazine’s truck of the year. The redesigned Colorado, which debuted a few months ago, won Motor Trend’s award in a unanimous vote, a rarity for the competition.

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Capital Innovators CEO raising fund to back St. Louis startups

A new investment fund started by the CEO of St. Louis-based tech accelerator Capital Innovators will provide follow-on funding to the accelerator’s portfolio companies and other startups in the St. Louis area.

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DST Systems completes $95 million sale of software subsidiary 

DST Systems Inc. has completed the sale of DST Global Solutions Ltd. to Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies Holdings for $95 million in cash.

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Veteran broadcaster Priddy retires after 40 years covering the Capitol

Veteran broadcaster Bob Priddy retired this week after 40 years covering the state Capitol for Missourinet. Priddy, 74, began his career at Missourinet in 1974, when it was a radio startup distributing statewide news to small-town radio stations.

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