Morning Minutes: Monsanto to cut jobs, Officials release energy conservation plan

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Creative Commons, and Insider Monkey/Flickr
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Creative Commons, and Insider Monkey/Flickr

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

Monsanto to cut 2,600 jobs amid commodity slump

Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, announced it plans to lay off 2,600 people as part of a restructuring program to grapple with a continued commodity slump. Read more

State officials release energy conservation plan

Missouri’s Department of Economic Development on Wednesday released 17 recommendations for energy conservation in the state, ranging from the adoption of a building code to an increase in the amount of renewable energy utilities have to offer customers. Read more

St. Louis taxi commission files suit to block Uber operations

The St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission has filed suit against Uber Technologies and is seeking a restraining order to bar the ride-hailing company from operating in the city and in St. Louis county. Read more

Attorney General: Up to 263K Missourians hit by T-Mobile, Experian breach

As many as 263,000 Missouri customers of T-Mobile who applied for credit through Experian could have had personal data compromised in a breach, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Read more


Missouri National Guard to add 400 new soldiers in next year

The Missouri National Guard announced this week that it will add 400 new soldiers to its force over the next year, including 50 in Columbia. Read more

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