Missouri Minute: Nicole Galloway, AT&T, TechHire grants

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

Missouri expands auditor’s authority to review special taxing districts

Gov. Jay Nixon and State Auditor Nicole Galloway visited Kansas City Wednesday afternoon to sign two pieces of legislation that expand the auditor’s authority to audit or review financial statements of community improvement districts and transportation development districts. Read more

U.S. regulators look into Sprint parent SoftBank

U.S. regulators are examining SoftBank Group Corp. over allegations about Nikesh Arora’s activities before he resigned as president last week, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more

AT&T extends 1-gigabit internet offer to KC-area businesses

AT&T has expanded availability of its 1-gigabit-speed internet service beyond residential customers to many business locations in several Missouri markets. Read more

Wife of mega-donor Rex Sinquefield among final appointees to Mizzou Review Commission

The wife of a conservative mega-donor will join a now fully-appointed panel tasked with taking a closer look at the University of Missouri, after racial justice protests last year led lawmakers to threaten funding cuts. Read more

TechHire grants move KC, U.S. hiring into 21st century

Kansas City’s Full Employment Council (FEC) has received for the second year a $5 million grant as part of President Barack Obama’s TechHire initiative. Read more

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