Morning Minutes: Highway funding scales back, DST invests in CouponCloud

Photos courtesy of Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of Creative Commons

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

State transportation commission approves plan for scaled back highway spending

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission has approved a plan to focus the state’s limited transportation resources on just 8,000 of Missouri’s 34,000 miles of roads.

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Texas company closing Lenexa, St. Joseph call centers, cutting 275 jobs

NCO Financial Systems, a company that specializes in providing support services to businesses, is eliminating 275 jobs by shuttering call centers in St. Joseph and Lenexa, Kan. The company will cease operations in the two facilities at the end of March.

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DST Systems invests in KC startup CouponCloud

DST Systems has invested an undisclosed amount in Kansas City-based startup CouponCloud Inc., the maker of a cloud-based platform to help manufacturers and retailers manage coupons.

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O’Reilly Automotive reports record fourth-quarter profit

O’Reilly Automotive Inc. on Wednesday reported record fourth-quarter earnings and revenue. The Springfield-based auto parts retailer said profit for the final three months of 2014 increased 19 percent, to $182 million, over the prior-year quarter.

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Koster: No-call, telemarketing violations top list of 2014 consumer complaints

The state attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division processed more than 125,000 consumer complaints in 2014, and more than 40 percent of those stemmed from telemarketing complaints and violations of no-call lists, according to a release from the attorney general’s office.

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