Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Panera Bread Co. plans to sell and refranchise 73 company-owned stores and increase its share buyback program to $750 million, the Sunset Hills-based company announced Wednesday.
Southwest Airlines chief executive Gary Kelly celebrated his company’s history in Missouri and weighed in on the future of Kansas City’s airport during a tour through the Show-Me State on Wednesday.
Outside fast-food restaurants, at public parks and on college campuses, low-wage workers in Kansas City and St. Louis on Wednesday joined the national call for a $15 per hour minimum wage and unionization.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has the largest stockpile of funds in the race for Missouri governor in 2016, with more than $3.2 million in the bank, according to campaign filings that were due Wednesday.
Gas prices dipping to their lowest levels since 2009 may be pleasing to American drivers at the pump, but Midwestern oil producers are feeling the pain at their small wells.
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