Morning Minutes: Square opening St. Louis office, Post Holdings makes $90M egg deal

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, 16th Circuit Court, and Janine Coco/Flickr
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, 16th Circuit Court, and Janine Coco/Flickr

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

Payments company Square to open St. Louis office, hire 200

Square, the mobile payments company founded by St. Louis natives Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey, is opening an office in St. Louis and plans to hire 200 employees there over the next five years. Read more

Post Holdings to acquire Oregon egg producer for $90 million

Post Holdings, the St. Louis-based packaged foods company, will spend $90 million to purchase Willamette Egg Farms LLC, an Oregon-based producer and distributor of eggs and egg products. Read more

Judge orders $15 minimum wage proposal removed from November ballot in KC

A court order Tuesday appeared to be the final blow to advocates for a $15-per-hour minimum wage in Kansas City. Read more

Statewide energy plan bound for Nixon

Next month, a statewide energy plan is expected to be given to Gov. Jay Nixon. The Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy is in charge of developing the plan and the House’s Energy and Environment Committee held hearings to get the public’s feedback. Read more

Density, other issues send $2.4 billion Brookridge plan back to drawing board

The partnership behind a proposed $2.4 billion mixed-use redevelopment of the Brookridge Golf & Fitness Club will continue to work toward changes that will make the project more palatable to neighbors and the Overland Park City Council following a Council meeting that started Monday evening. Read more

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