Morning Minutes: Schweich will run for Governor, Bats buys Hotspot FX

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Photos courtesy of Creative Commons

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

Schweich announces gubernatorial bid, criticizes Sinquefield

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich officially announced his bid for governor in 2016, and in the process he launched the first salvo against Rex Sinquefield, the state’s top political donor and a backer of Schweich’s Republican primary opponent, Catherine Hanaway.

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Bats Global Markets buying currency exchange for $365 million

Bats Global Market, the Lenexa, Kan.-based company that runs the second-largest U.S. stock exchange, will pay $365 million to acquire Hotspot FX, a spot market for currency trading.

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St. Louis economic development chief Coleman to step down

Denny Coleman, who has led economic development efforts in St. Louis County for the past 25 years as the CEO of two different organizations, will step down as chief executive of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership in August.

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St. Louis health care systems respond to proposed federal payment changes

Days after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced changes to how doctors and health systems will be paid, St. Louis-area health care systems SSM Health and Ascension have joined a task force to prepare for the shift.

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Chipotle partner Pizzeria Locale coming to KC in summer

Pizzeria Locale, a partnership between Chipotle and Colorado restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, is coming to the Waldo district of Kansas City for its first foray outside its home state. The first area restaurant is scheduled to open this summer at 505 W. 75th St., next to a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Waldo. It is expected to hire between 15 and 20 employees.

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