Missouri Minute: St. Louis VA searches for new director, Bill would require hospital cost estimates

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

St. Louis VA on search for new medical director amid high turnover

The Veterans Affairs Administration’s top official overseeing health care said Friday that a new round of candidates will be interviewed next week for the long-vacant medical director position in St. Louis. Read more


Bill sent to Nixon requires hospitals to disclose cost estimates

A bill awaiting Gov. Jay Nixon’s approval would require Missouri hospitals to disclose cost estimates to patients within three business days. Read more


Lambert escapes much of long TSA line misery

While travelers at bustling airports have languished in security lines and even missed flights, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport passengers are sailing on through — for the most part. Read more


University of Missouri campus in Columbia slow to hire black faculty

In the last two academic years, the University of Missouri campus in Columbia has hired 451 faculty members. But on a campus that has been torn by protests over a lack of diversity and an oppressive racial climate, just 19 were African-American. Read more


U.S. grain glut leads to storage shortage

Some American wheat farmers are not only going to lose money on every bushel they harvest this month, many won’t have a proper place to store it. Read more


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