Morning Minutes: Syngenta rejects Monsanto, Virtual schools under investigation

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Mark Nester/Flickr, freshii.com/Flickr, and Alpha Omega Academy
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Mark Nester/Flickr, freshii.com/Flickr, and Alpha Omega Academy

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

Syngenta rejects Monsanto’s second $45 billion buyout offer

Syngenta AG has rebuffed another $45 billion takeover bid by Monsanto Co., citing the “same inadequate price” and the “significant harm” that would arise from a failed deal as reasons for rejecting the offer.

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Supreme Court to decide fate of insurance subsidies for millions

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide this month whether millions of Americans, including 198,000 Missourians, will keep government subsidies used to purchase health insurance. The case has inspired grim predictions and an array of contingency plans for if the subsidies are struck down.

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Transfer bill’s online education option raises questions

An online education provision in the bill approved by the Missouri Legislature to overhaul the state’s school transfer laws has been greeted with praise by some but is a source of concern for detractors.

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Convention center meal deal concerns KC caterers

Part of a proposed deal to build a downtown Kansas City convention hotel would grant exclusive rights for catering events at the Kansas City Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom and other meeting rooms to Hyatt, the expected operator of the planned hotel.

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Poll could determine direction of marijuana legalization push

A poll of Missouri residents be conducted over the next week or so could determine whether a measure to legalize marijuana in the state appears on the 2016 ballot.

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