Morning Minutes: GM, UAW reach tentative agreement, Netsmart Technologies makes another buy

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Netsmart Technologies, General Motors, and the San Diego Chargers
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Netsmart Technologies, General Motors, and the San Diego Chargers

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

GM reaches tentative deal with UAW, averts strike

General Motors and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative four-year agreement that is expected to bring raises across the board and will help avoid a strike by the union. Read more


Netsmart acquires specialty EHR provider

Overland Park-based Netsmart Technologies announced Thursday that it acquired Little Rock, Ark., specialty electronic health records provider Lavender & Wyatt Systems Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Read more


Chargers to file for relocation to LA, team exec confirms

The San Diego Chargers’ special counsel has confirmed the team will file to relocate to Los Angeles, fully expecting the St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders to do so as well. Read more


GOP gubernatorial candidates hope to avoid 1992 repeat

Today, some Missouri Republicans worry the 2016 governor’s primary could be a repeat of the 1992 governor election disaster. And despite the candidates’ promises of clean campaigns, the race already seems to be off to a rocky start. Read more


Kings for a day: The rise and pitfalls of daily fantasy sports

In the past two years, DraftKings and fellow daily fantasy site FanDuel have seen their popularity skyrocket, thanks to advertising budgets that run in the hundreds of millions and the perceived opportunity to win big. But the rise in attention and the lack of regulation of the sites has led to concern over their legal, economic and social implications. Read more


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