Morning Minutes: Election results, budget approved, Perceptive Software changes name

Photos courtesy of Sierra Designs and Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of Creative Commons and Sierra Designs/Facebook

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

Election roundup: KC mayor advances, Springfield repeals nondiscrimination

Kansas City’s incumbent mayor cruised to a primary victory, the Ferguson City Council became more diverse and Springfield repealed an anti-discrimination law Tuesday as voters across the state cast ballots in local elections.

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After lengthy filibuster, Missouri Senate approves budget

Following a filibuster by three Senate Republicans that started Tuesday night and stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Missouri Senate eventually approved all 13 bills of the state’s $26.1 billion budget that begins July 1.

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Foresight Energy gets new terms in deal with Murray Energy

Ohio coal miner Murray Energy Corp. has revised the terms of a deal to acquire its St. Louis-based rival, Foresight Energy LP, after struggling to raise enough debt to finance the deal.

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Following latest Lexmark acquisition, Perceptive changing name

Perceptive Software will change its name to Lexmark Enterprise Division as part of a rebranding effort by Perceptive’s parent company, Lexmark International Inc.

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Clothing manufacturer Kellwood unloads outdoor brand

Kellwood Co., the Chesterfield-based clothing designer and manufacturer, has sold subsidiary American Recreation Products, a Boulder, Colo.-based maker of outdoor equipment.

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