Morning Minutes: A-B InBev raises $46 billion in bonds, Ethics bills receive first-round approval

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

A-B InBev raises $46 billion in bond market for SABMiller purchase

Anheuser-Busch InBev sold $46 billion of bonds in preparation for its takeover of SABMiller, in what may become the largest corporate offering in history. Read more

Ethics bills receive first-round approval in Missouri House

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to four ethics bills, just over a week after the start of the new legislative session. Read more

Noranda slashing over half of smelter workforce, may close plant

Noranda Aluminum Inc. has announced it will lay off 350 employees at the company’s New Madrid, Missouri, aluminum smelter by Feb. 4. Read more

Rams’ departure stirs emotion, calls for change by fans, local leaders

As fans offered emotional — and often angry — responses to news of the Rams’ looming departure from St. Louis, elected officials and other area leaders used their platforms to air grievances and call for action following the football team’s decision to move back to Los Angeles. Read more

Kansas City-area homebuilding rebound should continue, national economist says

The Kansas City home construction market is on a solid, though slow, growth path that should improve further in the next few years, members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City were told Wednesday. Read more

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