Missouri Minute: House passes Airbnb legislation, Aegion cutting 900 jobs

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

Missouri House passes legislation to protect Airbnb

Missouri House members on Monday voted 85-66 to protect lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out of business in the state. Read more

Aegion cutting 900 jobs, cites low oil prices

Aegion said it is cutting about 900 employees, or 14.5 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring plan that started in January in response to low oil prices hurting the company’s energy-related business. Read more

Hallmark completes privatization of Crown Media

Crown Media Holdings Inc., home of the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, is now a privately owned part of Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards Inc. Read more

As coal use declines elsewhere, Missouri still a top burner

With coal use declining in nearly every state, Missouri remains among the largest consumers of the carbon-heavy fuel. Read more

Joe’s Kansas City launches mail-order barbecue

Fans of Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que are in for a tasty, at-home treat with its latest offering: mail orders. Read more

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