Missouri Minute: Health insurers seek rate increases, Job creation buoys hope

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

Health insurers seek rate increases as Missouri readies for regulatory authority

Health insurers are planning to raise premiums for individual plans in Missouri in 2017 — and some price hikes may be substantial, according to filings with the federal government. Read more

Job creation buoys hope for continued economic growth

Better-than-expected job market numbers for July signaled continued growth, calming months of worries that the U.S. economy was braking. Read more

Hack of former DST business exposes Blue KC data

Newkirk Products Inc. reported a security breach of personal information for health insurance ID cards, including those for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Read more

Home price recovery skips some St. Louis area neighborhoods

The recovery in housing prices has been rocky and uneven in the St. Louis area, a fact reflected in new data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. As of last year, prices in much of the region were still below the peak year of 2007, and prices in much of north St. Louis County were still lagging by more than 30 percent. Read more

Missouri Farm Bureau endorses Koster for governor, Hawley for attorney general

For the first time ever, Missouri Farm Bureau members have endorsed a Democrat for statewide office. Read more

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