Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is pushing to raise his city’s minimum wage, joining a wave of cities across the nation, including Kansas City, in a move toward increased pay for low-wage workers. A formal bill is expected to be presented to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen by next week, but a draft bill proposes raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020.
Ford Motor Co. will shorten the usual summer shutdown at its Kansas City Assembly Plant and other facilities as it looks to keep pace with demand for its new F-150 pickup and other vehicles.
Missouri regulators look likely to nix a proposed transmission line that would move wind power from the Kansas plains to consumers in the east. Only two of five members of the Missouri Public Service Commission expressed support of the Grain Belt Express, the line proposed by Houston-based transmission developer Clean Line Energy.
Missouri Senate Republicans say they expect to attempt an override of Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill reducing the length of unemployment benefits, despite the Democratic governor’s assertion that it’s too late for the Senate to do so.
Anheuser-Busch InBev joined a chorus of other major World Cup sponsors in expressing support of regime change at FIFA following the surprise resignation of Sepp Blatter, the president of soccer’s scandal-plagued worldwide governing body.
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