Missouri Minute: SABMiller, A-B InBev deal in jeopardy, Epiq Systems to be acquired

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

SABMiller halts A-B InBev integration, deal now in jeopardy

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $103.6 billion takeover bid for SABMiller was thrown into disarray after the target company suspended integration of the two brewers following a rebellion from shareholders who say they haven’t been compensated enough for the pound’s recent plunge. Read more

Epiq Systems agrees to $1 billion acquisition offer

Legal software and technology company Epiq Systems, Inc., has agreed to be acquired for $16.50 per share by OMERS Private Equity and Harvest Partners, Kansas City, Kan.-based Epiq announced Wednesday. Read more

Court strikes down Missouri law cutting unemployment benefits

The Missouri Supreme Court has restored the length of the state’s unemployment benefits to 20 weeks, by tossing out the General Assembly’s action last year that reduced payment of benefits to 13 weeks – the shortest in the country. Read more

Nurse turnover plagues Missouri hospitals, report says

Missouri hospitals are ailed by a record turnover in nurses, according to a new report by the Missouri Hospital Association. Read more

Incumbents face little opposition, raise big bucks anyway

Fundraising is a perpetual motion machine for many in Missouri’s congressional delegation, where recent competition at the ballot box has been scarce, but coffer-building churns on. Read more

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