Morning Minutes: St. Louis minimum wage increase, BJC partnership get approval

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Tim Hamilton/Flickr, Creative Commons, and Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Tim Hamilton/Flickr, Creative Commons, and Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert

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

St. Louis aldermen give initial approval to $11 minimum wage

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen gave initial approval Tuesday to a measure that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2018. Read more

BJC HealthCare partnership with Illinois hospitals gains approval

St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare won regulatory approval Tuesday for a partnership with Memorial Group, which operates Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill., and its sister campus in Shiloh, Ill. That represents the second big move by BJC to expand its footprint in the region this year, following its earlier acquisition of a hospital in Farmington. Read more

Missouri Senate set to push through unemployment changes

Missouri lawmakers are set to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto and enact some of the nation’s strictest rules for unemployment benefits. Read more

5 women-led startups accepted into Prosper Capital

Prosper Capital has named five women-led startup companies to its business accelerator. The accelerator invests $50,000 into companies in exchange for an equity stake. Read more


Report: Area companies pop up in CEO pay ratio rankings

Three area companies — Cerner, Garmin and H&R Block — showed up in a “sneak peak” preview of the pay differences between workers and CEOs. Read more

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