Morning Minutes: Senate approves ‘paycheck protection,’ Sinquefield financing anti-earnings tax group

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

Senate approves ‘paycheck protection’ bill

Legislation that would bar unions from automatically withholding dues from public employees’ paychecks passed the Missouri Senate in a 23 to 7 final vote. Read more


Sinquefield bankrolling group opposed to St. Louis’ earnings tax

A new campaign committee is targeting St. Louis’ earning tax, the continuation of which will go before city voters next month. And wealthy financier Rex Sinquefield is financing the opposition. Read more


St. Louis Fed reports on debt

Borrowers in St. Louis boosted their auto debt by nearly nine percent last year, while taking on three percent more in student debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Read more


With opposition expected for state drug database, St. Louis County approves program

St. Louis County on Tuesday became the first jurisdiction in Missouri to enact a program for monitoring the sale of prescription drugs. Read more


Sun Life completes acquisition of Assurant’s KC operations

Sun Life Financial Inc. completed its $940 million acquisition of the employee benefits business of Assurant Inc., creating the sixth-largest group benefits business in the United States. Read more


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