Missouri Minute: Supreme Court declines Sprint appeal, Boeing wins $3.2B defense contract

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

Supreme Court declines to hear Sprint’s $300M lawsuit appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Sprint Corp.’s appeal to dismiss a $300 million tax fraud lawsuit against the Overland Park-based wireless carrier on Tuesday. Read more

Boeing wins $3.2B U.S. defense contract for JDAMs

Boeing Co was awarded a $3.2 billion contract modification to a previously awarded contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tailkits, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Read more

List of public companies in St. Louis falls to 37

The past 12 months have been brutal to the public company scene in St. Louis, with just 37 companies listed on stock exchanges in the region, down from 43 in the annual report published in May 2015. Read more

Great Plains, Westar CEOs: Expect scale, efficiency after merger

Sharing a common border and partnering on power plants in the past provided a familiarity between the leaders for Great Plains Energy Inc. and Westar Energy Inc., giving them confidence in the efficiency and scale the planned $12.2 billion merger could create. Read more

KC business growth program ScaleUP! announces 17 companies in new class

From smart gadgets to fine jewelry to eco-friendly auto detailing, there are an eclectic array of products and services represented in the latest class of a Kansas City program designed to help new businesses accelerate their growth. Read more

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