Morning Minutes: Missouri Auditor Schweich dies in ‘apparent suicide,’ KC sees large rent jumps

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

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich dies in ‘apparent suicide’

Tom Schweich, Missouri’s state auditor and a leading Republican candidate to become the state’s next governor, fatally shot himself Thursday at his Clayton home in what police are calling an “apparent suicide.” Schweich was 54.

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Sprint, open internet advocates cheer net neutrality vote

Count Sprint among the companies celebrating the Federal Communications Commission’s ruling to protect net neutrality.

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St. Louis Chamber recognizes organizations’ contributions at Arcus Awards

The St. Louis Regional Chamber on Thursday night celebrated the organizations that make the St. Louis area a better place to work and live, doling out its annual Arcus Awards at a ceremony that was originally scheduled for November but was pushed back due to unrest in Ferguson.

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Bayer to sell parts of St. Joseph business, shift some to Shawnee

Bayer HealthCare said it plans to sell some of its facilities in St. Joseph, along with several of the farm animal brands it produces there.

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KC sees one of country’s biggest year-over-year rent jumps

Rents in Kansas City rose by 8.5 percent between January 2014 and January 2015,according to new research from real estate data company Zillow.

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