Morning Minutes: Ford workers approve contract, Nixon pushes economic development

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) the Office of the Governor, Creative Commons, and Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) the Office of the Governor, Creative Commons, and Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert

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

Ford workers approve new contract with UAW

Ford workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, wrapping up five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers. Read more


Nixon calls on lawmakers to focus on economic development in 2016

U.S. Census data shows that more than 9,000 Missouri businesses were created in 2013, but Gov. Jay Nixon wants economic development to be the focus of the Legislature’s next session. Read more


Peabody Energy to sell New Mexico, Colorado assets for $358 million

Peabody Energy Corp. said it agreed to sell its New Mexico and Colorado coal assets to Bowie Resource Partners LLC for $358 million in cash. Read more


Monsanto confirms St. Louis cuts among announced layoffs

Monsanto has confirmed that some of the 2,600 job cuts it announced in October will come from the company’s offices in the St. Louis area. Read more


St. Louis Regional Chamber joins with Minority Business Council

The St. Louis Minority Business Council is merging with the St. Louis Regional Chamber, which will provide services for the smaller organization, the groups announced Friday. Read more


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