Morning Minutes: New Kauffman CEO, Monsanto won’t leave St. Louis

Photos courtesy of clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Kauffman Foundation, and Jobs With Justice/Flickr
Photos courtesy of clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Kauffman Foundation, and Jobs With Justice/Flickr

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

Monsanto says headquarters change wouldn’t affect St. Louis operations

Though Monsanto Co. has proposed moving its legal headquarters overseas as part of a desired merger with a Swiss rival, the Creve Coeur-based seed company says such a move would not affect its operations in the St. Louis area.

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Kauffman Foundation names Wendy Guillies new CEO

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced Tuesday that it will remove the “interim” from Wendy Guillies’ title, making Guillies, who has served as the foundation’s acting leader since last July, its new president and chief executive officer.

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Missouri Chamber continues to tout ‘right-to-work’ benefits

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is continuing its campaign in support of establishing “right-to-work” laws in the state, pointing to impact of similar laws in other states that have recently adopted them.

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Missouri Republicans seek to curb Medicare auditors’ oversight

Missouri health care companies overbilled Medicare by $170 million in 2013, federal auditors say, making the state one of the worst offenders in the U.S. for overpayment from the federal health insurance program. Even so, several Missouri Republicans want to cut back on the program designed to detect such inaccurate payments.

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Jack Taylor and family to donate another $92.5 million

For the second time in two weeks, Enterprise Holdings founder Jack Taylor and his family plan to announce a multimillion-dollar flurry of charitable gifts. The family will dole out $92.5 million to 13 cultural institutions and charities, mostly in the St. Louis area.

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