Morning Minutes: Google to test wireless Fiber, Brownback calls for peace in border war

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

Google to test wireless broadband in Kansas City

Four years after bringing superspeed Internet connections to households in Kansas City, Google wants to use the city to test new wireless Fiber technology. Read more

Brownback makes ‘border war’ peace offering, seeks Missouri cooperation

Two years after Missouri passed legislation aimed at alleviating the effects of its economic “border war” with its neighbor to the west, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday his state will stop offering certain business tax incentives that have helped fuel the economic development clash. Read more

Minimum wage workers protest in KC, St. Louis

Hundreds of fast-food employees, janitors, home health care workers and adjunct professors gathered in protest Thursday in Kansas City and St. Louis, joining others across the country in calling for a $15 minimum wage and a union. Read more

Nixon signs first ethics bill of 2016, Missouri House passes another

The first of several ethics proposals to come out of the Missouri legislature this year has been signed into law. Read more

Bats scheduled to start trading Friday

With new shareholders lined up and the price of its initial public offering set, Bats Global Markets Inc. is scheduled to start trading Friday in its own exchange – the same position the company found itself in 2012 when it first attempted to go public. Read more

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