Morning Minutes: Report shows concerns with Mississippi River, Barry-Wehmiller continues growth

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Enbridge Inc., Barry-Wehmiller, and Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Enbridge Inc., Barry-Wehmiller, and Creative Commons

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

Report points to problems with Mississippi River watershed

A coalition that includes environmentalists, academics and business groups says the Mississippi River watershed requires major work to repair infrastructure, reduce flood risk and limit environmental damage. Read more

Barry-Wehmiller continues global growth with purchase of German firm

Barry-Wehmiller, a Clayton-based provider of manufacturing technology and services, is extending its string of recent international acquisitions with the purchase of a German company that designs and manufactures of paper converting machinery. Read more

Trouble for solar rates coming to Missouri and Kansas

The fast-dropping price of solar power and cheaper installation methods are making power companies in Missouri and Kansas nervous. Read more

Enbridge to start pipeline upgrade in north St. Louis

Enbridge Inc. will begin a $23-million project to upgrade a portion of an oil pipeline that runs beneath the Mississippi River from north St. Louis to the Wood River Refinery. Read more

St. Louis, KC CEOs make Harvard list of world’s best

The Harvard Business Review released its list of the top 100 CEOs, and four chief executives with state ties were among the best-performing in the world. Read more

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