Morning Minutes: Google announces cellular plans, Columbia rejects bag ban

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

Elected officials, concerned citizens urge Army from cutting 5,400 jobs

Missouri’s top elected officials, more than a quarter of the state legislature and some 2,000 additional Missourians were on hand Monday at Fort Leonard Wood to encourage the Army not to cut 5,400 jobs at the mid-Missouri base by 2020.

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Exec confirms Google’s plans for cellular network

Google will begin offering cellular network plans, a company executive confirmed, saying the the Internet giant is working with unnamed network partners to develop a mobile plan.

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DOJ Ferguson meeting expected today, decision could follow soon

Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice are expected to meet with state and local officials about an ongoing probe into the Ferguson Police Department. That means a decision about whether the St. Louis suburb will face legal action for civil rights violation could be just days away, sources say.

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Longtime KC employee Langenkamp takes over economic development

Bob Langenkamp, who has been leading Kansas City’s main development agency on an interim basis since its previous president left in December, will take over as its permanent president and chief executive.

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Columbia City Council rejects plastic bag ban

The Columbia City Council has scrapped a plan for a plastic bag ban.

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