Uber operates in countries around the world, though it has faced many issues with local governments. Photo courtesy of bfishadow/Flickr.
Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Six cab companies and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay are calling for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport officials to crack down on UberX drivers, who have been working in violation of local vehicle-for-hire laws for nearly a year by picking up passengers at the airport. Read more
Cortex, the 200-acre innovation district in St. Louis, has attracted more than half a billion dollars in development and lured companies such as Square, Boeing and the Cambridge Innovation Center to set up shop. Read more
Stereotaxis’ share price tumbled Wednesday after the St. Louis-based company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market, effective when the market opens Thursday. Read more
Missouri’s three-day sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers is this weekend, and retailers are readying for a rush of shoppers. The sales tax holiday temporarily exempts the state’s portion of the tax rate — 4.225 percent — from Aug. 5-7 on certain back-to-school items. Read more
In protest of declining funding, the director of Missouri’s public defender system says he has appointed Gov. Jay Nixon as a defense attorney to represent a client who can’t afford one of his own. Read more
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