Missouri Minute: A-B InBev increases SABMiller offer, USDA loan program dries up

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

Anheuser-Busch InBev sweetens cash offer for SABMiller

Anheuser-Busch InBev raised its $100 billion-plus bid for rival brewer SABMiller on Tuesday after a slide in the value of the pound following the Brexit vote made the offer less attractive for many investors, threatening to derail the deal. Read more

Federal government seeks options as USDA emergency loan program dries up

The U.S. government’s $2.65 billion operating loan program to help farmers keep their businesses going has already run out of cash, officials said Monday. Read more

Sprint mulls price increases as customer count, network improve

Sprint Corp., buoyed by surprising customer gains and confident in its improving network, is talking about raising prices. Read more

KCI air travel up 6 percent through first half of 2016

Passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport is up 6 percent through the first half of 2016 compared with a year earlier, the city’s Aviation Department said Monday. Read more

Peabody focuses on reclaiming stripped land to cut $1.2 billion liability

Peabody Energy Corp. is focusing more resources on reclaiming land stripped by mining as part of an effort to cut down its $1.2 billion liability for environmental cleanup costs. Read more

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