Morning Minutes: St. Louis to feel climate summit’s effects, candidates debate funds for transportation

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Wikimedia Commons, Phil Joens/Missouri Business Alert, and Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Wikimedia Commons, Phil Joens/Missouri Business Alert, and Creative Commons

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

St. Louis companies to feel effects of Paris climate change summit

The United Nations conference on climate change is taking place in Paris, but its effects will be felt acutely in the St. Louis area. Read more


Gubernatorial candidates weigh in on transportation funding

Missouri’s five candidates for governor were asked how they would fund transportation in a forum Sunday during the Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual meeting. Read more


KC STEM Alliance plans week of tech activities for young girls

Coding hours and other introductions to high-tech career options will begin Monday in Kansas City, tied to a week-long emphasis on attracting girls to computing jobs. Read more


Nixon signs executive order for equal pay for men and women

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order to promote equal pay among genders. The order directs state agencies and strongly encourages the private sector to use preliminary guidelines by the Women’s Foundation and the University of Missouri Institute of Public Policy to identify and address any gender wage gap and provide Missourians with equal pay for equal work. Read more


Drone sales expected to surge this holiday season

The Consumer Technology Association estimates that about 400,000 recreational drones, generally priced between $50 and $1,600, are expected to be sold this holiday season, up 30 percent from last year. Read more


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