Morning Minutes: Richard weighs in on right-to-work, Panasonic to acquire Hussmann

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, the office of Ron Richard, and Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, the office of Ron Richard, and Creative Commons

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

Tokyo company buys 41 percent stake in American Century Investments

Tokyo-based Nomura agreed Monday to pay approximately $1 billion for a 41 percent stake in Kansas City-based American Century Investments. Read more


Panasonic buying Bridgeton refrigeration firm Hussmann for $1.5 billion

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic Corp. is buying Bridgeton-based refrigeration firm Hussmann for $1.5 billion in a deal Panasonic says will leverage its technology and help it break into the U.S. food distribution industry. Read more


Missouri Senate leader weighs in on right-to-work

Right-to-work will need more backing in the state House for it to receive time in the state Senate in 2016, according to Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard. Read more


Express Scripts projects double-digit growth in 2016 earnings

Express Scripts Holding Co., the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, forecast adjusted earnings for 2016 well above analysts’ estimates. Read more


Jackson County executive Sanders stepping down

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will resign from his position Dec. 31. Read more


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