Morning Minutes: Missouri leads in job creation, Convention hotel challenge rejected

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Wikimedia Commons, Hyatt Hotels, and Arthur Koch/Flickr
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Wikimedia Commons, Hyatt Hotels, and Arthur Koch/Flickr

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

Missouri led US in business creation in 2013, new report shows

Newly released data shows that Missouri led the nation in job creation in 2013. Read more


Kansas City Council committee rejects challenge to convention hotel

A Kansas City Council committee on Monday agreed with the city’s attorney that a petition initiative challenging the proposed downtown convention hotel is legally flawed and should not appear on the November ballot. Read more


New state education standards get mixed reviews

Proposed learning standards drafted to replace Common Core standards for math, science, English and social studies are being both praised and denounced. Read more


Sprint slashes employee severance pay by 50 percent

In an effort to slim down operating costs of $2.5 billion, Sprint Corp. is slicing severance pay in half for employees notified after Jan. 30 that they will be laid off. Read more


Arch Coal terminates debt offering

Arch Coal has terminated its previously announced debt offer and continues to work with creditors to restructure its balance sheet. Read more


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