Missouri Minute: U.S. sues to block health insurance mergers, Veolia going green

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

U.S. sues to block health insurance mergers, cites competitive issues

U.S. antitrust regulators moved Thursday to block two mega-insurance mergers, citing the potential loss of competition across the country, including in St. Louis and southern Missouri. Read more

Energy company that heats and cools downtown Kansas City is going green

Veolia, the energy company that supplies energy fueled by coal and natural gas to downtown Kansas City, has plans to go green by year’s end. Read more

EU authorizes Monsanto, Bayer genetically modified seeds

The European Commission has authorized two types of Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds and one sold by Germany’s Bayer for feed and food uses, following a favorable assessment by Europe’s scientific watchdog, it said on Friday. Read more

Zika test wins FDA emergency approval, will be analyzed in KC area

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added ViraCor-IBT Laboratories Inc.’s Zika test to a growing list of those granted an emergency use authorization. Read more

Uber use soars among business travelers

A new analysis of more than 10 million business travel receipts from expense management company Certify shows that ride-sharing companies are the big winner when it comes to business travelers, accounting for 49 percent of all ground transportation among the group. Read more

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