Missouri Minute: Charter bid wins approval, Aratana Therapeutics makes $45M+ deal

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

Charter bid for Time Warner wins antitrust approval

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday said it would allow Charter Communications’ planned acquisitions of Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks to proceed, with certain conditions. Read more


Aratana Therapeutics makes $45M+ licensing deal for first FDA-approved product

Aratana Therapeutics Inc. has agreed to a global licensing deal with Eli Lilly and Co.’s animal health division for Aratana’s first Food and Drug Administration-approved drug, Galliprant. Read more


Missouri cattle producers vote down proposed state beef checkoff

After a vote among the state’s cattle producers, Missouri will not create the one-dollar-per-head state beef checkoff program designed to help beef promotion in the state. Read more


Initial state budget includes increase for Missouri Technology Corp.

A preliminary state budget includes a total budget increase of $7.05 million for the Missouri Technology Corp., according to Jason Hall of the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Read more


As medical programs strive to crank out rural physicians, the shortage grows

With 80 percent of the state designated as a health profession shortage area, Missouri is just one part of a troubling national pattern of insufficient health care in rural counties. Paired with a rising shortage in primary care physicians, the needs of rural residents across the state are falling by the wayside. Read more


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