Morning Minutes: MU activists, curators look ahead; Stifel to acquire Eaton

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Stifel Financial, Houlihan's, and Maria Di Bianca/Missouri Business Alert
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Stifel Financial, Houlihan’s, and Maria Di Bianca/Missouri Business Alert

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

MU activists, curators look ahead after president, chancellor resign

New questions about University of Missouri leadership have come to the fore, and efforts to combat campus racism have entered a new phase following a tumultuous Monday in Columbia. Read more

Stifel to acquire Eaton for private-equity, hedge fund ties

Stifel Financial Corp., the investment bank known for snapping up regional rivals and Wall Street castoffs, agreed to buy Eaton Partners to add ties with hedge funds, private-equity firms and high-net-worth family offices. Read more

New York finds Peabody climate statements misleading

Peabody Energy, the world’s biggest private-sector coal company, violated New York laws with misleading statements to investors and the public about the financial risks from climate change and potential regulatory responses, New York’s attorney general said Monday. Read more

Houlihan Restaurants Inc. to be sold to New York company

Leawood-based HRI, parent company of restaurants such as Houlihan’s, J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Bristol Seafood Grill, is being acquired by York Capital Management in New York. Read more

Mallinckrodt stock plummets after Citron tweet

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals’ stock plummeted by more than 25 percent Monday after stock commentary firm Citron Research tweeted about the company. Read more

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