Morning Minutes: Rising egg prices in KC, Kander takes on Obama

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Bloomberg, jasonkander.com, and Janine Coco/Flickr
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Bloomberg, jasonkander.com, and Janine Coco/Flickr

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

Restaurants, grocers see egg prices soar due to bird flu

Early last month, Roxanne’s Cafe in Parkville was paying $17.55 per 15 dozen eggs. The price tag this week for that same number of eggs? $42.85.

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Kander challenges Obama’s policies in St. Louis Chamber talk

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in 2016, took aim at some of the practices of President Barack Obama, distancing himself from the Democratic president’s policies in a speech Thursday to the St. Louis Regional Chamber.

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KC mayor James speaks out against payday lenders

Kansas City Mayor Sly James teed off on the payday loan industry Thursday during an event aimed at ending predatory lending.

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H&R Block joins effort to root out tax fraud, identity theft

Against the backdrop of massive growth in tax return fraud and identity theft, Kansas City-based H&R Block and others in the tax industry joined with the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday in announcing a new plan to address those financial crimes.

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Slice of downtown St. Louis gets first taste of gigabit Internet

Occupants of a handful of downtown St. Louis buildings have had a chance in recent weeks to sign up for broadband Internet service 16 times faster than the standard cable offering. It’s a service that Arch Fiber Networks, the company providing the connection, says could be a major economic boon to the area.

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