Morning Minutes: Pressure mounts for UM President Wolfe, Arch Coal reports loss

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

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

Students plan more demonstrations as pressure mounts on UM President Wolfe

A statement released Sunday by University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe in response to calls for his resignation did little to quell anger among students protesting Wolfe’s response to incidents of racism on the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus. Read more


GM contract with UAW blocked by skilled-trades members’ vote

General Motors Co.’s tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers was rejected by skilled-trades workers, preventing ratification of a contract that would have delivered more than $2 billion in improved wages and benefits over the deal’s four-year term. Read more


Arch Coal reports third-quarter losses of $2 billion

Arch Coal Inc.  on Monday reported a loss of $2 billion in its third quarter. Read more


Fast-food workers plan nationwide strike Tuesday

Fast-food workers plan to strike Tuesday in about 270 cities across the country, including Kansas City and St. Louis. Read more


Olathe mulling master plan for Garmin headquarters

On Monday, the Olathe Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a Garmin master plan calling for a new 712,842-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center and other changes on its 90-acre-plus headquarters campus northwest of 151st Street and Ridgeview Road. Read more


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