Morning Minutes: Boeing appoints new defense CEO, KCP&L seeks rate hike

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

Boeing appoints new defense unit CEO

St. Louis-based Boeing announced Wednesday that Leanne Caret will replace Chris Chadwick as CEO of the company’s Defense, Space and Security business beginning March 1. Read more

KCP&L seeks rate increase for outlying Missouri customers

Kansas City Power & Light is asking to increase electric bills about $9 a month on average for 295,000 of its Missouri customers, mainly those outside Kansas City. Read more

Abengoa affiliates file for bankruptcy in St. Louis

American subsidiaries of struggling Spanish conglomerate Abengoa SA filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, reporting up to $10 billion in both liabilities and assets. Read more

First day of Missouri candidate filing yields a few surprises

More than 330 Missouri candidates turned out Tuesday to officially file to run for governor, U.S. Senate and other elected positions. Read more

Bernie Sanders focuses on campaign themes during Kansas City visit

During a visit to Kansas City on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders continued to push against economic inequality and a “rigged” political system, two recurring themes of his presidential campaign. Read more

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