Morning Minutes: St. Louis near top on FTC identity theft list, Google Fiber expanding to small businesses

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

Danforth eulogizes Schweich, condemns political bullying

Tom Schweich’s mentor blamed political bullying for the death of Missouri auditor and Republican gubernatorial candidate, calling for Schweich’s death to be “a turning point in our state.”

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St. Louis near top of FTC list for identity theft

St. Louis had the third-highest rate of identity theft among major metro areas in 2014, according to a recent report from the Federal Trade Commission. A “very large” percent of those cases involved filing false tax returns to claim a victim’s refund, the FTC’s Midwest director said.

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Ferguson police, courts showed racial bias, Holder expected to report

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce today that the Department of Justice uncovered patterns of racial bias in Ferguson’s police and municipal court that violate the Constitution and federal law.

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Google Fiber expands business service footprint in KC

Google Fiber is expanding its small business service in the Kansas City area, offering its one-gigabit broadband service to North Kansas City and south Kansas City.

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KC ranks second in new survey on tech jobs for women

Kansas City is the No.2 city in the country for women in technology, with women playing a key role in helping the region become a “leading city for tech startups.” That’s according to a new study by SmartAsset, a New York Financial technology company.

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