Morning Minutes: McCaskill announces cancer diagnosis, UM curators to launch search for president

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

Sen. Claire McCaskill announces breast cancer diagnosis

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., announced Monday that she has breast cancer and will undergo treatment in St. Louis for the next three weeks. Read more

UM System curators to launch search for new president

Curators for the University of Missouri will meet in Kansas City Wednesday to form a search committee and select a consulting firm to assist in the hunt for a new president. Read more

Sprint Accelerator’s third class has new focus, first KC startup

Kansas City’s Sprint Accelerator officially welcomed its third class of startups on Monday, marking the beginning of a 90-day process aimed at kickstarting the growth of 10 young businesses. Read more

Noranda Aluminum closure marks the end of an era

Following a filing for bankruptcy on Feb. 8, Noranda Aluminum announced it will close its New Madrid smelter in mid-March after it runs out of raw materials. Read more

Kansas City, St. Louis make list of top cities for women-owned businesses

According to a new report from the financial data website WalletHub, St. Louis and Kansas City are among the best U.S. metropolitan areas for women to own a business, coming in at No. 14 and No. 7 respectively. Read more

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