Morning Minutes: Ride sharing bills arrive in state houses, Sugarfire BBQ to open fourth location

Photos, clockwise from left, courtesy of Creative Commons, Flickr/, and Michael Stacy.
Photos (clockwise from left) courtesy of Creative Commons, Flickr/Lukas Gonçalves, and Michael Stacy.

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

Health insurance exchange signups double in second year

More than 250,000 Missourians signed up for health insurance on the website during the 2014-15 open enrollment period, more than doubling the figures reached in the state in its first year, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. About 52 percent of Kansas and Missouri enrollees were new; the rest re-enrolled.

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Trio of ride sharing bills comes to state legislature

If all three of the new bills are passed this legislative session regarding ride sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, the businesses will be able to operate statewide but will find it more expensive to do so than they initially planned.

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Ferguson city manager resigns following DOJ investigation

In the wake of the recent Department of Justice report outlining racially discriminatory policies in Ferguson’s police department and municipal court, city manager John Shaw announced his resignation Tuesday. Shaw had held his job since 2007.

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DSI acquires Kansas City mobile app developer

Data Systems International Inc., a Kansas City-based mobile supply-chain company, announced Tuesday that it acquired fellow city resident and mobile application development solution provider RareWire LLC.

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St. Louis barbecue Sugarfire moving into Mercantile Exchange district

St. Louis barbecue joint Sugarfire, one of the most talked about restaurants of its kind in the city, will open its fourth location next to the National Blues Museum in the Mercantile Exchange (MX) district downtown. The new location is projected to open September 1.

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