Morning Minutes: KC’s Country Club Plaza sold, Peabody to pay $75M in retiree benefits

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

Highwoods to sell Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza for $660 million

The holiday shopping season is over, but Highwoods Properties on Monday announced a major retail sale — Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. Read more


Peabody agrees to pay $75M into retiree health care fund

Peabody Energy Corp. has agreed to pay $75 million to a special trust that pays health benefits for retired Patriot Coal mine workers, ending a dispute that had threatened retiree health benefits for about 12,000 people. Read more


Missouri State University official at center of discrimination probe resigns

Less than a week after an independent investigation found “no credible evidence” that Missouri State University discriminated against its top black official, that official has resigned. Read more


Charter purchase of Time Warner slowed by federal regulators’ delay

Federal regulators have delayed by two weeks their informal deadline for reviewing Charter Communications’ proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Read more


Richardson sets to once again defy legislative expectations

Todd Richardson’s first year as speaker of the Missouri House includes plans to dispel the conventional wisdom that lawmakers can’t be productive during an election  year – especially one that will transform the leadership of Missouri’s government. Read more


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