Morning Minutes: UMSL facing budget crunch, Monsanto still has buying options

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, GM Authority, and Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, GM Authority, and Creative Commons

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

Facing budget crunch, UMSL dissolves public policy school, may see layoffs

University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor Thomas George said the university could face a variety of changes in the next year as it looks to make up for an $8 million budget shortfall. Read more


Syngenta’s out, but Monsanto still has acquisition options

Monsanto Co. is still relatively fresh off a losing effort to acquire the Swiss firm Syngenta AG, but analysts say the Creve Coeur-based company still has options for acquisition. Read more


Sprint confirms $2.5 billion in cuts will mean layoffs

Sprint Corp.’s ongoing efforts to cut expenses by as much as $2.5 billion will include job cuts, the Overland Park-based carrier said Sunday. Read more


Failure to approve proposed GM labor deal would mean strike

United Auto Workers leadership at the General Motors plant in Kansas City, Kan., says national union leaders have indicated a strike would be inevitable if union members fail to ratify a tentative labor agreement they’re currently considering. Read more


Kansas City Royals victory parade today at noon

Kansas Citians will have a chance to hail their conquering heroes in person Tuesday, when the 2015 World Series champion Royals take part in a parade and victory celebration. Read more


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