Missouri Minute: AMC to buy Carmike, Pesticide complaints spike

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

AMC to buy Carmike in boosted $1.2 billion deal

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. sweetened its offer to buy Carmike Cinemas Inc. by about 10 percent to $1.2 billion in cash and stock after some shareholders spurned an earlier bid. Read more

St. Louis company leads biogas project on northern Missouri hog farms

Beginning next month, the manure of northern Missouri pigs will provide energy to far-flung power users connected to a national pipeline system for natural gas. Read more

State agriculture officials investigating spike in pesticide complaints

The Missouri Department of Agriculture says it is investigating 115 complaints regarding pesticides in four southeast Missouri counties. Read more

Is Clayton emerging as the St. Louis region’s new ‘downtown’?

The city of Clayton is experiencing a burst of construction activity that promises to transform its skyline while raising questions about the continuing shift of investment away from downtown St. Louis. Read more

Russell Stover to push new snack products following depressed sales growth

Kansas City-based candy company Russell Stover was tagged by its Swiss parent company for depressing overall sales growth in the first half of 2016. Read more


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