Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Missouri Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill were part of a group of 28 senators who sent a letter to the postmaster general saying the U.S. Postal Service is not following its own guidelines for evaluating service standards and considering issues for local customers. The letter comes in the face of a postal service plan to consolidate up to 82 mail processing centers nationwide, including facilities in Springfield and Cape Girardeau.
LockerDome, the St. Louis-based startup behind a social network that lets users share content based on their interests, has closed on a $10 million round of funding led by St. Louis-based venture capital firm Cultivation Capital.
Over the last couple of years, when grain prices reached record highs, young farmers were able to make land or equipment purchases with relative ease. But now, with a record harvest causing corn to sell for about half of what it did in 2012, grain farmers are feeling the pinch.
The Missouri Legislature’s Republican leadership is pushing for the appeal of a Kansas City circuit judge’s ruling that would require Missouri to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Bass Pro Shops’ newest store will be housed in a remodeled pyramid — the Memphis Pyramid, that is. The Springfield-based outdoor sports retailer is scheduled to open a new Memphis location next spring in the Pyramid, a 32-story venue that formerly served as the home of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.
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