Morning Minutes: KCI renovation option rejected, Syngenta accepts ChemChina bid

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

KCI renovation option rejected

A consultant for Kansas City’s airlines rejected a proposal by Kansas City-based Crawford Architects to renovate the airport’s horseshoe terminals on Tuesday, citing lack of planning for future needs and an “unreal” cost estimate. Read more

Senate leaders push for NGA to stay in St. Louis

Missouri Senate leaders are getting behind a push to persuade the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to stay in St. Louis. Read more

Monsanto target Syngenta agrees to $43 billion deal with ChemChina

Syngenta AG, the Swiss chemical and seed company that rejected repeated buyout offers from Monsanto last year, has agreed to a $43 billion deal to be purchased by China National Chemical Corp., known as ChemChina. Read more

KC Fed’s George calls for continued interest rate increases

The U.S. economy is “in a good spot” and the Federal Reserve should continue raising interest rates, president of the Fed’s Kansas City regional bank Esther George said Tuesday. Read more

Bright Flight scholarship program under fire

A group of policy experts and college students will make their case to legislators Wednesday that the 30-year-old Bright Flight scholarship program, designed to keep Missouri’s brightest college students in the state, is an inefficient use of state resources. Read more

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