Morning Minutes: Supreme Court blocks EPA plan, Defense budget includes Boeing spending

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

U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocks EPA’s carbon emissions plan

The United States Supreme Court has granted a temporary hold on the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations that would limit the nation’s carbon emissions from power plants. A stay application was filed by Missouri and several other states that are suing the EPA on its “Clean Power Plan,” claiming that the agency is exceeding its authority in issuing the regulations. Read more

Obama’s Defense budget includes more work for Boeing

The new U.S. Department of Defense budget request could provide breathing room for Boeing production in St. Louis. Read more

Leaders zeroing in on plan for KCI

After two years of discussions, Kansas City Council members are still split over four renovation plans at Kansas City International Airport, but they all agree on one crucial point: Something needs to be done. Read more

GOP, trade group signal challenges for Koster’s tobacco deal

Republican lawmakers and a key lobby representing tobacco industry interests are signaling that Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster faces major hurdles in gaining approval for his plan to restore $50 million in tobacco settlement proceeds for the state. Read more

A-B InBev to sell SABMiller’s Peroni, Grolsch brands in $3.5 billion deal

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. is closing in on a $3.5 billion deal to buy two of SABMiller’s top European brands. Read more

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