Morning Minutes: KC leaders celebrate tourism, Rule requires anti-union disclosure

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

KC leaders applaud tourism business, pan ‘religious shield’ proposal

Kansas City civic and business leaders on Wednesday celebrated the city’s best year for hotel bookings since 2008 but also voiced concerns about the negative impact a proposed “religious shield” law would have on tourism and business. Read more


Rule requires employers to disclose the use of anti-union consultants

The Labor Department on Wednesday released the final version of a rule requiring employers to disclose relationships with the consultants they hire to help persuade workers not to form a union or support a union’s collective bargaining position. Read more


First Federal Bank merger, loan program approved

Federal regulators have approved the merger of Inter-State Federal Savings and Loan of Kansas City into First Federal Bank of Kansas City. Read more


Welfare reform bill could end food stamps for 30,000 Missourians

Empower Missouri, a health and welfare public advocacy group, says changes in federal and state welfare laws are expected to cut off food stamps benefits for nearly 30,000 Missourians on April 1. Read more


Paul McKee announces new NorthSide development

On Wednesday, St. Louis area developer Paul McKee presented plans for another development for his long-awaited NorthSide Regeneration Project. Read more


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