Morning Minutes: St. Louis to keep NGA, March brings job and wage growth

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

National Geospatial-Intelligence agency plans to stay in St. Louis

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency plans to build its new western headquarters in north St. Louis, keeping 3,100 jobs in the city and bringing a $1.75 billion development to a neighborhood that has struggled economically for years. Read more

US adds 215,000 jobs, sees wage increase in March

U.S. employers added 215,000 jobs and wages increased in March, the Labor Department reported Friday, offering signs of the American labor market’s strength against the backdrop of a gloomy global economy. Read more

Peabody cuts 235 jobs in largest coal mine

Peabody Energy announced it is cutting 235 jobs at its North Antelope Rochelle Mine in northeastern Wyoming, a 15 percent reduction in staff at the largest operation in the country’s cheapest coal-producing region. Read more

Business community weighs in on St. Louis earnings tax

As voters are swamped with campaign materials supporting and opposing renewal of St. Louis’ earnings tax, businesses have offered varying perspectives on whether the 1 percent tax deters or attracts them to the city. Read more

Missouri House approves ban on powdered alcohol

A bill that would make the possession or sale of powdered alcohol a misdemeanor offense passed the Missouri House on Wednesday. Read more

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