Morning Minutes: Dempsey resigns, Obama to unveil climate change specifics

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

Missouri Senate Republicans preparing for leader’s resignation

With the leader of the Missouri Senate set to resign from his office at week’s end, the chamber’s Republican supermajority is preparing to move on without its leader. Read more

Obama to unveil new version of plan to combat climate change

President Barack Obama on Monday will release a final version of his Clean Power Plan, proposing changes that are among the most sweeping in the Environmental Protection Agency’s history and could reshape the American electricity industry. Read more

Health benefits manager TriWest in midst of hiring blitz for KC expansion

TriWest Healthcare Alliance plans to have 500 workers on board in just more than a month’s time at a new facility it’s opening in Kansas City. Read more

Cell phones, reluctant public make accurate polling difficult

Complaining about the accuracy of public opinion surveys is an old habit in the United States. Polls have wrong before, sometimes spectacularly so. Trailing candidates routinely grouse. Read more

Kansas City’s gas prices lower than last year, but not as low as elsewhere

Compared with this time last year, Kansas Citians should be feeling a little giddy about the price of gas. Read more

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