Morning Minutes: Democratic candidates talk immigration, Claure talks diversity

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

At KC event, presidential hopefuls talk immigration, economic equality

Three candidates seeking the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination addressed the largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country on Monday in Kansas City, discussing immigration reform, economic equality and Republican candidate Donald Trump’s controversial recent remarks about immigrants.

Sprint’s Claure sets target for Hispanic, African-American workforce

Marcelo Claure wants one-third of Sprint’s employees and management to be of Hispanic or African-American descent, the Sprint chief executive announced Monday.

St. Louis, KC among most affordable cities for millennial renters

Missouri is home to two of the nation’s most affordable cities for millennials who are looking to rent, according to an analysis by real estate data firm Zillow.

Answers Corp. makes round of layoffs

Answers Corp., the IT company best known for the question-and-answer website, has laid off dozens of employees, including some at its St. Louis headquarters.

Report: Public schools increasingly target affluent out-of-state students

The cost of a college education is falling disproportionately on lower-income students, who devote a grater share of their income to college costs, according to a report from the New America Foundation.

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