Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Three St. Louis civic leaders began planning for a new football stadium in the city months before Gov. Jay Nixon’s November announcement that he had formed a task force to focus on the matter.
Creve Coeur-based seed giant Monsanto Co. on Wednesday reported diluted earnings per share of $2.39 for its fiscal third quarter, which marked an increase of nearly 48 percent over the company’s EPS for the same period last year and beat analyst expectations of $2.06.
Progress for legislation that would require two large California pension funds to divest their holdings in coal companies sent stock prices tumbling for leading mining companies, including a trio from the St. Louis area.
Gov. Jay Nixon said he is in the final stages of reviewing a bill designed to address problems with the state’s school transfer laws. The Democratic governor said he will announce his decision in a matter of “days, not weeks.”
SunEdison has announced a purchase and a partnership, acquiring an Indian wind energy company and teaming with an energy storage startup from California in separate deals.
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