Morning Minutes: Sprint targeting businesses, Six more weeks of open enrollment

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Chris Goodwin/Flickr, and Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert.
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Chris Goodwin/Flickr, and Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert.

Top Republicans to join Nixon on European trade trip

Missouri’s two top legislative leaders will join Gov. Jay Nixon on an eight-day trade trip through Germany, Italy and Spain that begins Friday.

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Sprint targets new market with business-centric bundle

Sprint Corp. on Monday unveiled a new bundle of office services, including high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi and landline and mobile phone service. The new array of offerings represents a shift for the Overland Park, Kan.-based telecom company, which has begun targeting businesses in addition to its typical consumer market.

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Eyeing veto overrides, state lawmakers speed up budget

Aiming to allow ample time to override potential vetoes by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri’s Republican-controlled House and Senate are seeking to send the state’s $26 billion budget to the governor’s desk earlier than ever before.

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McDonald’s workers detail job hazards in latest wage push

Citing grease burns, lack of proper protective equipment and a variety of other workplace hazards, McDonald’s employees in 19 cities have filed complains in recent weeks with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The filings are part of an ongoing nationwide push by fast-food workers to get $15 an hour and the right to unionize.

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Extra insurance enrollment offers chance to avoid penalty

Last weekend marked the start of a six-week window for Missouri residents to avoid a tax penalty by signing up for health insurance.

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