Morning Minutes: Home health workers call for wage increase, Bull auction prices rising

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

KC home health workers call for higher wages

An hourly wage of $15 would give the average home health worker an annual raise of about $8,000 and ensure they earn a living wage, speakers said Thursday at a gathering at the Kansas City Health Department.

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Edward Jones leads four from Missouri on Fortune’s top workplaces list

Edward Jones ranks sixth on Fortune’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” leading a group of four Missouri-based companies to make the ranking.

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BATS Global Markets not eyeing IPO, new CEO says

Rumors that BATS Global Markets is considering an initial public offering are false, and they mostly reflect wishful thinking by investors, according to Chris Concannon, who will become the company’s CEO on March 31.

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Bull market for beef pushing auction prices up

With bull selling season in full swing, ranchers are buying more bulls and heifers to build up their herds and capitalize on current conditions in the beef market. At the retail level, supply is low and customer demand is high, which is driving prices to levels many ranchers have never seen.

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New $10 million O’Fallon Brewery nearing completion

The industrial building in Maryland Heights doesn’t have exterior signage yet, but the awnings emblazoned with the tagline “We love beer” are enough to pique the curiosity of the occasional passerby at the new home of O’Fallon Brewery.

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