Morning Minutes: Amazon to hire 1,000 in KC, AMC challenged again on Carmike

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

Amazon fulfillment center to bring 1,000 jobs to KC area announced Thursday that its new 822,104-square-foot fulfillment center in Logistics Park Kansas City will create about 1,000 full-time jobs and help the online giant’s speed-of-delivery goals. Read more

AMC challenged again on Carmike merger

A second Carmike Cinemas investor has said AMC Entertainment Holdings’ planned $1.1 billion acquisition undervalues the movie theater company. Read more

Centene completes Health Net deal, will join S&P 500

Centene Corp. announced Thursday that it has completed the $6 billion acquisition of Health Net, making it the largest Medicaid managed care company in the country. Read more

Laclede Group gets new name following acquisitions

The Laclede Group, a natural gas utility that has served the St. Louis region for more than 150 years, announced it will rebrand itself as Spire in an effort to unify several businesses recently acquired by the utility under one name. Read more

Lawsuit seeks to stop Rams from buying former practice facility for $1

The same lease that let the St. Louis Rams skip town for Los Angeles earlier this year could eventually allow the football team acquire its 27-acre former practice facility in Earth City for $1. But a lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to stop that from happening. Read more

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