The U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked in one of its highest profile cases, issuing a 4-4 ruling that lets more than 20 states continue to require public-sector workers to help fund the unions that represent them. Read more
In delivering the first State of the City address of his second term on Tuesday, Kansas City Mayor Sly James highlighted a number of business and economic successes his city has enjoyed, including the arrival of Google Fiber, the construction of a streetcar line and a boom in downtown development.
He also stressed the importance of the city’s 1 percent earnings tax to helping maintain that momentum. Read more
A top Missouri energy regulator gave a scathing review Tuesday of a plan to change how electric rates are set in Missouri. Read more
Virbac, a manufacturer and distributor of animal health products, plans to invest $37.9 million to expand its Bridgeton facility and create 144 jobs, Gov. Jay Nixon’s office said Tuesday. Read more
Lenexa-based Bats Global Markets announced it has agreed to buy ETF.com, an online news and data source focused on investment funds that trade on exchanges as stocks do. Read more