Morning Minutes: Koster still lacks conflict policy, Monsanto strikes back

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

Perceptive Software parent Lexmark buys another software firm

Lexmark International, the printer maker that owns Lenexa, Kan.-based Perceptive Software, announced it will acquire another software developer, Kofax Ltd., for about $1 billion.

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Koster’s office lacks conflict of interest policy, audit finds

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office has not instituted a policy to guard against conflicts of interest, according to a report released Tuesday by the state auditor’s office.

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Monsanto execs challenge study linking glyphosate to cancer

Monsanto fired back Tuesday in response to claims that glyphosate causes cancer. Executives for the Creve Couer-based seed company were joined by agriculture industry officials and researchers in questioning findings published last week by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization.

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Chesterfield newspaper data firm files for bankruptcy

Newspaper Data Exchange, a Chesterfield-based company that collected information on newspapers for advertisers, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and laid off its staff of 28.

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Enterprise continues global expansion with Australia deal

Clayton-based Enterprise Holdings will enter Australia and New Zealand for the first time through a franchise deal with Redspot, the largest family-owned rental car company in Australia.

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