Morning Minutes: Veto session primer, Hallmark to split North American division

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Creative Commons, and Austin Huguelet/Missouri Business Alert
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Creative Commons, and Austin Huguelet/Missouri Business Alert

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

‘Right-to-work,’ minimum wage bills in focus as GOP aims to override Nixon

Gov. Jay Nixon struck down 18 bills this year, vetoing legislation concerning critical issues that the Republican-controlled legislature had passed. The General Assembly gathers on Wednesday with GOP lawmakers looking to override a number of those vetoes. Read more

Hallmark splitting North American division into three units

Hallmark Cards Inc. will split its former Hallmark North America organization into three divisions, the Kansas City-based company announced Tuesday. Read more

A-B InBev makes takeover approach for SABMiller

In a tie-up that would create a dominant worldwide beer company, Anheuser-Busch InBev confirmed it made a takeover approach to rival SABMiller’s board of directors. Read more

City Plan Commission endorses plan for Plaza over objections

A Kansas City planning group unanimously endorsed a new Midtown/Plaza area plan Tuesday despite strong objections from lawyers representing the owner of the Country Club Plaza. Read more


Uber opening Kansas City office, adding staff

Uber, in what it calls another sign that it’s in Kansas City to stay, is opening an office in the east Crossroads area to house its local staff and serve drivers. Read more

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