Missouri Minute: Beer cooler bill returns, UMSL to cut up to 85 positions

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

Beer cooler bill returns; passes Missouri House

With a legislative last call looming in two weeks, the Missouri House handed big beer companies a victory Thursday. Read more

UMSL will cut up to 85 positions in cost-cutting move

The University of Missouri-St. Louis said Thursday it was going ahead with a budget plan that would eliminate up to 85 positions on campus but minimize the effect on students. Read more

Missouri’s AAA credit rating reaffirmed

Missouri’s AAA top-grade credit rating has been reaffirmed by Wall Street’s three top credit rating agencies, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday. Read more

Illinois officials continue to push for NGA

St. Louis all but declared victory after the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s director gave the city the nod earlier this month for a new $1.75 billion facility. But officials across the river aren’t giving up on a 182-acre site in St. Clair County. Read more

Springfield tourism group asks city leaders to tax Airbnb sales

Members of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau are asking city leaders to look into taxing Airbnb sales. Read more

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