Morning Minutes: Retired Teamsters fear pension cuts, state to sue EPA

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Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

Retired Teamsters rally against steep pension cuts

Retirees rallied over the weekend at a Teamsters office in Kansas City, voicing their opposition to cuts that would affect one of the nation’s largest pension plans. Read more

Southwest warns travelers after hundreds of delays Sunday

Southwest Airlines, the largest carrier at Kansas City International Airport and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, said passengers flying Monday should arrive at least two hours before their flights, as technical issues that delayed hundreds of flights Sunday could continue to hamper operations. Read more 

Missouri joins states suing to challenge EPA carbon limits

Missouri will join more than 20 other states in a lawsuit that challenges the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Read more

Missouri sues to block recouping of $162 million in Medicaid payments

Missouri is suing the federal government to avoid having to recoup about $162 million of alleged Medicaid overpayments that were made to some 60 hospitals across the state. Read more

Bike-sharing programs gain popularity as perk for St. Louis employers

St. Louis doesn’t have the sort of public bike-sharing program that several other big cities, including Kansas City and Chicago, offer. But some employers around town are attempting to address the demand for such an offering by providing their own bike-sharing programs. Read more

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