Morning Minutes: Nonprofits express concern over minimum wage, Boeing settles lawsuit

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Boeing, Wikimedia Commons, and the City of Kansas City
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Boeing, Wikimedia Commons, and the City of Kansas City

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

As St. Louis nears minimum wage vote, nonprofits express concern

St. Louis aldermen are expected to hold a final vote Friday on a measure that would raise the city’s minimum wage. The bill received initial aldermanic approval Tuesday, but concerns persist about the wage hike — including objections from several area nonprofits. Read more

Model switch at GM plant in KC leads to supplier layoffs

About 380 workers in the Kansas City area will lose jobs this fall because of the end of supplier deals tied to the Chevrolet Malibu at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kan. Read more

Boeing settles class-action 401(k) lawsuit

Boeing reached a settlement this week in a class-action lawsuit that alleges the company mishandled its 401(k) plan, allowing excessive fees. Read more

Several new Missouri laws take effect today

Dozens of new state laws take effect today, dealing with health, protecting of senior citizens seniors, municipal courts, education, and more. Read more

Kansas City streetcar delay is not as bad as originally feared

Kansas City’s streetcar vehicle delivery delay will not be as bad as city officials had feared, but they still can’t guarantee the system will be up and running with passengers in time for March Madness at the Sprint Center. Read more

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