Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
After protest delays, Republicans lay out legislative goals
Protestors delayed the first day of the Missouri Legislature’s 2015 session on Wednesday, but that didn’t dampen the optimism of the General Assembly’s strengthened Republican majority about the ability to enact its agenda.
McCaskill planning Cuba trip on behalf of Missouri farmers
Saying President Barack Obama’s decision to normalize trade relations with Cuba will be a boon for Missouri farmers, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is planning a trip to the communist country to explore trade possibilities.
Promotion helps Sprint reverse customer losses, CEO says
Sprint Corp.’s cut-your-bill-in-half promotion is helping the Overland Park, Kan.-based telecom company reverse subscriber losses, CEO Marcelo Claure told investors.
Contest to award $50,000 to 10 startups that move to KC
Nonprofit organization LaunchKC has announced a new competition through which it will award $50,000 apiece to 10 high-growth tech startups if they move to Kansas City.