Morning Minutes: Nixon ‘bans the box,’ Teamsters head to Washington

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

Nixon ‘bans the box’ for most government job applications

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered state agencies to stop asking job applicants about their criminal history on their applications. Read more

Teamsters head to Washington in battle over Central States Pension Fund

Thousands of retired Teamsters will rally in the nation’s capital this week in their most public battle yet to protect their pension checks. Read more

UM System campuses in St. Louis, Columbia to see layoffs

Job cuts are coming to the University of Missouri System campuses in St. Louis and Columbia. Read more

Democrats block revamped earnings tax bill in Missouri Senate

The latest legislation against the 1 percent earnings tax in St. Louis is on hold in the Missouri Senate. Read more

St. Louis University Hospital set to begin first major construction project in decades

This week, St. Louis University Hospital will break ground on a new center to treat complex cancers, which will be the first major construction project to take place on the hospital’s campus since 1985. Read more

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