Morning Minutes: ConAgra sells Ralcorp, Royals claim Series crown

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Michael Stacy/Missouri Business Alert, and Photo courtesy of David J. Phillip/AP
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Michael Stacy/Missouri Business Alert, and David J. Phillip/AP

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

ConAgra offloads private label unit for $2.7 billion

Just two years after acquiring St. Louis-based Ralcorp for $5.1 billion, ConAgra Foods Inc. will sell its private brands unit to food company TreeHouse Foods Inc. for $2.7 billion. Read more


Royals claim World Series crown, Kansas City celebrates

For the second time in franchise history and the first since 1985, the Kansas City Royals are the kings of Major League Baseball. The Royals clinched their second World Series championship with a 7-2 victory over the New York Mets in extra innings in Game 5. Read more


Health insurance enrollment puts rate increases, network coverage in focus

As Missourians begin shopping for health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov following Sunday’s start of open enrollment, they’re likely to encounter higher prices and more plans that offer fewer providers. Read more


Missouri GOP chairman previews debate between gubernatorial candidates

Missouri GOP Chairman John Hancock will give Missourians a chance to preview all five Republican candidates for governor Tuesday night in Jefferson City. Read more


BJC HealthCare cracks down on out-of-network patients

BJC HealthCare, the state’s biggest hospital system, announced publicly its plans to redirect out-of-network patients to in-network providers. Read more


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