Missouri Minute: James pulls plug on KCI vote, Lawmakers override home health wage hikes

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

Mayor pulls plug on 2016 election on KCI improvements

Following the results of a public poll of likely Kansas City voters, Kansas City Mayor Sly James announced Tuesday there will be no local election in 2016 on the future of Kansas City International Airport. Read more

Lawmakers override Nixon to block home health wage hike

The Missouri Legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon and block a wage hike for home health care workers in the state. Read more

MU freshman enrollment deposits down almost 1,500 for fall semester

As of May 1, a nationwide college decision date, the number of freshman enrollment deposits submitted to MU for the 2016 fall semester is substantially lower than previous years. Read more

Brazil turmoil costs A-B InBev in quarterly results

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, says economic and political turmoil in Brazil hit its quarterly earnings, with sales volumes declining by 10 percent in the huge Latin American nation. Read more

Build-A-Bear’s stock surges after announcing ‘strategic alternatives’ review

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has hired advisers for an exploration of “a full range of strategic alternatives” to accelerate growth initiatives and enhance shareholder value, the Overland-based retailer said Tuesday. Read more

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