Morning Minutes: Rams to stay put in 2015, Apartment glut concerns some in St. Louis

Morning Minutes 12-22-14

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

Missouri utilities to face stricter standards for coal ash

Missouri utilities will be required to monitor groundwater near coal ash landfills, measuring for toxic pollutants from coal ash, which is the byproduct of coal burned at electric power plants. The monitoring is a key piece of new standards the Environmental Protection Agency released Friday for coal ash, which are the first national standards for the waste.

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Oversupply a concern as St. Louis apartment market rebounds

Seven years after the housing bust, on the heels of an extended dry spell for the St. Louis apartment market, some are forecasting a glut of high-end apartments in the area.

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Rams will remain in St. Louis for 2015

The Rams will remain in St. Louis for the 2015 season. The team, along with the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers, told the NFL it would not relocate to Los Angeles next year, according to New York Times reports.

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Missouri Republicans push to make constitutional changes harder

Three Republicans in the Missouri House are proposing measures that would make it more difficult to change the state’s constitution.

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Holiday rush offers stark contrast to shuttered shopping malls

Surviving shopping malls around the Kansas City area still draw sizable crowds this time of year. The holiday hustle and bustle at Oak Park Mall, Independence Center and Ward Parkway Shopping Center stands in stark contrast to the activity — or lack thereof — at other malls around the metro area. Read more

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