Morning Minutes: Foresight may file for bankruptcy, Primary race too close to call

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

Foresight Energy says it may file for bankruptcy with debt deadline looming

Foresight Energy said it may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy if it cannot reach an agreement with bondholders over $600 million in debt. Read more

Candidates prepare for Missouri primary, Democrats too close to call

With recent polls showing tight a tight presidential nomination race in Missouri, candidates in both parties, or their surrogates, swept through the state on Monday in preparation for Tuesday’s primary. Read more

NCAA, Big 12 worried about ‘religious freedom’ bill

The NCAA and the Big 12 Conference are signaling concern about a proposed “religious freedom” amendment to Missouri’s Constitution, according to Kansas City Manager Troy Schulte. Read more

Israel trade mission trip planned for Missouri delegation

Gov. Jay Nixon will lead a delegation of Missouri government leaders on a trade mission to Israel from March 21-28.  Nixon said the trip will focus on strengthening partnerships, increasing exports and recruiting new high-tech foreign investment to Missouri. Read more

Creve Coeur biotech startup sterilizing mosquitoes to fight Zika virus

The Creve Coeur branch of biotech startup Forrest Innovations is taking a nontraditional tack in attacking the mosquitoes blamed for spreading the Zika virus in Central and South America. Read more

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