Morning Minutes: Belden acquires cybersecurity firm, A-B InBev shipping sales and marketing to New York

The Anheuser-Busch logo on a company factory in St. Louis | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

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

Nixon requests report on use of tolls to repair I-70

Calling Interstate 70 one of Missouri’s “most pressing transportation infrastructure needs,” Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday asked the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission to prepare a report analyzing the use of tolls to repair the roadway.

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Spending bill includes $1.5 billion for St. Louis-made aircraft

The $1.1 trillion spending bill working its way through Congress includes $1.5 billion for 15 EA-18 Growler aircraft made at Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security plant in the St. Louis area, according to Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin.

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Belden buying cybersecurity firm for $710 million

Belden, a Clayton-based company that makes networking, connectivity and cable products, has announced it will acquire Portland-based cybersecurity firm Tripwire for $710 million.

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A-B InBev plans to ship sales, marketing roles to New York

Anheuser-Busch InBev executives and an undetermined number of jobs will shift from St. Louis to New York City under the brewer’s plan to establish a new hub for sales and marketing.

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Hour of Code initiative introduces kids to programming

With demand for tech talent continuing to outpace the supply of qualified coders in the workforce both globally and locally, activities held in conjunction with this week’s Hour of Code event are seeking to drum up interest in programming among a younger generation.

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