Morning Minutes: Ameren shows interest in Westar, Sprint agrees on lawsuit settlement

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

Westar draws bid interest from Ameren

Westar Energy Inc., the biggest electric utility in Kansas, has drawn takeover interest from rival Ameren Corp. as well as an investor consortium that includes Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc. and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more


Sprint agrees to settle on remaining Nextel merger lawsuits

A year after settling a class-action investor lawsuit tied to the 2005 Sprint-Nextel merger, Sprint has reached a settlement to wrap up remaining litigation spawned by the merger. Read more


Missouri House approves ride-sharing company regulations

The state House has passed a bill to regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, but critics say it’s not tough enough. Read more


Republican presidential nominee battle continues in Missouri

Missouri Republicans met Saturday to begin the key process of choosing delegates to represent them at their party’s national convention in July. Read more


Southwest adds gates at Lambert as new St. Louis flights debut

Terminal 2 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has a distinctly Southwest vibe to it these days, with the aesthetics of the former Trans World Airline Hub serving as the most visible sign of Southwest Airlines’ growing dominance of the St. Louis market. Read more


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