Missouri Minute: Nixon vetoes concealed carry, Missouri companies lose following Brexit vote

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

Nixon vetoes bill allowing concealed carry without training

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Sunday night that would eliminate the requirement to get a permit to legally walk around in public with concealed firearms. Read more

Following Brexit vote, Missouri public companies suffer losses

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points by late Friday on the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, taking with it public companies located throughout the state. Read more

John Q. Hammons Hotels files for bankruptcy

The Springfield-based hotel company founded by and named for the late John Q. Hammons on Sunday filed for protection in federal bankruptcy court in Kansas City, Kansas. Read more

Columbia festivals turn town into a tourist destination

Over the past 15 years, Columbia, Mo. has transformed from a destination for football and basketball games into a tourist destination for festivals, art, entertainment and dining. Read more

Regarding KCI’s future, City Hall ponders a new flight path

Ever since Kansas City’s plans for this year’s airport election came to a screeching halt in May, many have been asking: Now what Mayor Sly James says the city needs a new flight path. And, he now contends, it’s up to the business community to finally take the lead. Read more

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