Morning Minutes: Monsanto cuts more jobs, Macy’s to shutter call center, storefront

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

Monsanto plans 1,000 more layoffs amid declining seed sales

Monsanto said Wednesday it will eliminate another 1,000 jobs as it contends with declining seed sales and other challenges. Read more

Macy’s closing St. Louis-area call center, shuttering Columbia store

Following weak holiday sales, Macy’s announced it is closing a Bridgeton, Mo. call center with 750 employees, as well as a store in Columbia, Mo. Read more

Ethics bills expedited as legislative session begins

Ethics reform proposals will be off to a quick start in the state legislature, with 18 ethics bills being sent to the House committee on government oversight and accountability just one day into the legislative session. Read more

‘Operation Recovery’ to clear 500,000 tons of flood debris from St. Louis area

Recent historic flooding in the St. Louis region has receded, leaving an estimated 500,000 tons of debris in its wake. Now, the National Guard is sending in crews to help organize the cleanup effort. Read more

St. Louis group plans $104 million mixed-use redevelopment near Ikea

The Lawrence Group, a St. Louis-based architecture, planning and development firm, will undertake a $104 million redevelopment effort in midtown St. Louis, the latest in a series of large projects near the city’s new Ikea store. Read more

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