Missouri Minute: UnitedHealth cutting plans, Bass Pro eyeing Cabela’s

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

UnitedHealth cutting individual insurance plans in Missouri

UnitedHealth Group Inc., the nation’s largest health insurer, will cease selling individual medical insurance plans in Missouri next year. The move includes plans offered through the federal government’s health insurance exchange. Read more

Bass Pro eyes Cabela’s, teams with Goldman Sachs to make offer

Springfield-based Bass Pro Shops is reportedly partnering with Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s private equity arm to make an offer for Sidney, Nebraska-based Cabela’s, a major competitor. Read more

Wagner, Blunt join pushback against Obama investment adviser rule

Republicans in Congress are pushing back on a new Obama administration rule requiring financial services advisers to put their clients’ interests first, a regulation critics say could restrict advice given to low- and middle-income savers. Read more

Missouri lawmakers approve cap on K-12 education funding formula growth

Over the objections of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri lawmakers have approved a measure reinstating a cap on how much the amount of money called for by the formula for funding K-12 schools can grow. Read more

MU graduate student workers make more moves toward unionization

On Monday and Tuesday, graduate students at the University of Missouri-Columbia overwhelmingly voted in favor of allowing the Coalition of Graduate Workers, an affiliate of the Missouri National Education Association, to exclusively represent MU graduate workers in collective bargaining. Read more

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