Missouri Minute: Nixon signs more bills, Square avoids trial

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

Nixon signs military tuition, yoga, and more bills into law

Governor Jay Nixon (D) has signed into law more bills passed by the legislature before its session ended a month ago. Read more

Square avoids trial, settles with Washington University professor

A professor at Washington University in St. Louis has received part of a $50 million settlement after a five-year fight over who developed the Square credit-card reader. Robert Morley Jr. has served on the university’s engineering faculty since 1981, and he bested two of St. Louis’ best-known entrepreneurs in the dispute over Square. Read more

Following Orlando massacre, Missourians react to desecration of ‘safe spaces’

For many Missourians who work at or frequent gay and LGBT-friendly bars and clubs, the Orlando massacre was not just a targeted attack against the LGBT community, but a desecration of gay bars and clubs, places that have historically and culturally served as safe gathering spots. Read more

Hostess Brands buys another baking company

In its first acquisition since returning the Hostess brand to the market, Kansas City-based Hostess Brands on Monday announced the purchase of Superior Cake Products, maker of premium baked goods. Read more

In rebuilding year, MU turnover has affected all parts of administration

Since 2008, 11 of the university’s 14 schools or colleges and libraries have had a change in dean. And in the past year alone, 10 schools have either changed leadership or will by December. Read more

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