Morning Minutes: Insurers paid for high-risk clients, could Post buy Ralcorp?

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

Missouri health insurers receive millions back for high-risk clients

Health insurance companies in Missouri received more than $100 million to help ease the transition to the Affordable Care Act, according a report released Tuesday. >>

ConAgra to sell off Ralcorp; Post among potential buyers

ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell the former Ralcorp Holdings as it exits the private label food business. ConAgra, the Omaha, Neb.-based maker of Slim Jim, Chef Boyardee and other brands, acquired St. Louis-based Ralcorp, which makes food for grocers and other retailers, in 2013. >>

Judge deliberating in stadium bond suit against Nixon

A judge in Jefferson City is considering a lawsuit that could affect funding for a proposed football stadium near downtown St. Louis. >>

State Supreme Court upholds firearm, farm amendments

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld two constitutional amendments — one aimed at expanding gun rights, and another establishing “the right to farm” — that were approved by voters last August. >>

Missouri joins multi-state lawsuit against new clean water regulations

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster joined more than a dozen state attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers challenging new water regulations they say go too far. >>

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