Morning Minutes: SunEdison runs bankruptcy risk, Lawmakers seek ‘paycheck protection’ veto override

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

SunEdison faces bankruptcy risk, reported SEC investigation

SunEdison Inc., the Maryland Heights-based solar developer that has accumulated $11 billion of debt through an aggressive string of acquisitions, now faces “substantial risk” of bankruptcy, one of its two publicly held units disclosed Tuesday. Read more

Missouri lawmakers may act quickly to attempt override of Nixon veto of ‘paycheck protection’ bill

Shortly after the Missouri General Assembly returns Tuesday from its weeklong recess, lawmakers are expected to attempt their first override this session of a so-called “paycheck protection” bill vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon. Read more

Legislators to continue earnings tax fight regardless of votes in KC, St. Louis

Next Tuesday in the April 5 elections, residents of St. Louis City and Kansas City will vote on whether or not to reauthorize their respective cities’ earnings taxes. Some legislators, however, say the will continue to push for earnings tax reform regardless of the outcome of the elections. Read more

Natural gas overtakes coal as top U.S. power source over 12 months

Natural gas overtook coal as the top fuel for U.S. power generators for the first time over the 12 months ended in January, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a report on Monday. Read more

Woman accused in Black & Veatch embezzment investigated in $1.2 million theft from Garmin

A Lee’s Summit woman once entrusted with handling payrolls for two of the largest private employers in the Kansas City area is the subject of a $1.2 million embezzlement investigation by the FBI. Read more

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