Morning Minutes: Ferguson economy shows scars, St. Louis Symphony wins Grammy

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

Big crowds make little dent in KC’s Power & Light District debt

Between the throngs of World Cup watchers it drew last summer and the hordes of Royals fans it attracted in October, Kansas City’s Power & Light District enjoyed the sort of year in 2014 that backers of the downtown entertainment district envisioned when it opened in 2007.

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Six months since Brown’s death, Ferguson economy shows scars, hope

Six months removed from the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, the St. Louis suburb is still peppered with signs of the unrest that followed Brown’s death.

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Assessment: Fort Leonard Wood could see up to 5,400 job cuts

With 1,200 job cuts to be made at Fort Leonard Wood through September, a U.S. Army assessment now estimates the central Missouri military base could lose up to 5,400 more jobs by 2020.

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Inglewood moving dirt on development near proposed stadium

Developers have cleared land and laid water lines to prepare a swath of Inglewood, Calif., for construction of $2.2 billion of retail space, offices and residential property. A $1.7 billion football stadium, funded by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, will follow that, according to city officials.

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St. Louis Symphony wins seventh Grammy Award

The St. Louis Symphony won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for its recording of composer John Adams’ City Noir. It’s the seventh Grammy award for the St. Louis Symphony, which is now in its 135th season.

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