Missouri Minute: Chamber pushes for employee ownership tax break, Amazon opening two fulfillment centers

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

Missouri Chamber pushes for governor to sign employee ownership tax break

The Missouri Chamber and some of its members are among those urging Gov. Jay Nixon to sign into law a tax break for business owners who sell their a company to its employees. Read more

Amazon opening two fulfillment facilities in Edwardsville, creating 1,000 jobs

Online retail giant Amazon is opening two fulfillment centers in Edwardsville, Ill., creating more than 1,000 jobs. Read more

U.S. creeps closer to approving A-B InBev-SABMiller deal

The U.S. Justice Department is poised to approve Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s takeover of SABMiller Plc in an agreement that may include measures to keep the beer behemoth from edging craft brewers from shelves, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more

PSC opts, for the moment, not to look at grid modernization

The Missouri Public Service Commission opted on Wednesday – reluctantly for some of its members – not to open a working case that would have taken a closer look at a state energy plan that would drastically restructure the way electric rates are set. Read more

KC public hearing will focus on payday debt traps

Payday lenders will have to make sure their customers can repay their loans and “still meet basic living expenses and major financial obligations” under a slate of federal rules to be proposed Thursday. Read more

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