Missouri Minute: Lawmakers continue push for ride-sharing regulations, Craft brewers win round in beer cooler fight

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

Missouri lawmakers continue push for regulations on ride-sharing companies

A bill seeking to stop local governments in Missouri from regulating vehicle-for-hire companies like Uber and Lyft has stalled in the Senate in the final days of the General Assembly, but backers have attached it to a pair of Senate bills as an amendment in hopes of outflanking opposition. Read more

Craft brewers win round in fight over beer coolers

Missouri craft brewers scored a victory Tuesday in their fight over a proposal that would allow beermakers to lease coolers to stores. Read more

SoftBank’s quarterly profit drops 49 percent on Sprint woes

Japanese Internet company SoftBank Group Corp., which is struggling to turn around Sprint in the U.S., reported Tuesday a 49 percent plunge in profit for the January-March quarter to $415 million, compared to the same period the previous year. Read more

Schnucks faces union charges over warehouse layoffs

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has filed two charges against Schnuck Markets Inc. with the National Labor Relations Board. Read more

St. Charles County may skip sales tax holiday to hire 2 anti-drug detectives

Concerned about a growing heroin abuse problem, St. Charles County officials may skip the annual Missouri back-to-school sales tax holiday in August and use the extra revenue to hire two additional narcotics detectives. Read more

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