Morning Minutes: Highway bill includes provisions, Schaefer targets earnings tax

All photos courtesy of Creative Commons
All photos courtesy of Creative Commons

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

Blunt, McCaskill provisions included in tentative highway bill

The long-term transportation bill that is projected to pass Congress later this week includes several provisions by Missouri’s two U.S. senators and state leaders, a few of which have little to do with highways. Read more

Kurt Schaefer targets KC, St. Louis earnings tax

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, wants to do away with a tax that makes up more than one-third of Kansas City and St. Louis budgets. Read more

SunEdison, TerraForm pull out of $4 billion deal in Brazil

SunEdison has pulled out of an agreement to purchase a stake in Brazilian renewable energy company Renova Energia S.A. Read more

LA firm to buy Creve Coeur-based Tubular Steel

Tubular Steel, a Creve Coeur-based steel pipe distributor, is being acquired by Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., the country’s largest metals service center company. Read more

Monsanto announces plans for carbon neutral operations by 2021

Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, in part by working with farmers who use the company’s products to help them reduce carbon emissions. The Creve Coeur-based seed company announced its goal Tuesday, as world leaders met in Paris to discuss climate change. Read more

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