Missouri Minute: Cerner CEO sells stock, AT&T rolls out St. Louis gigabit service

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

Cerner CEO sells stock worth $28.8M amid run-up in price

Cerner Corp. CEO Neal Patterson sold company stock worth nearly $28.8 million this month. Patterson was one of five C-level executives taking advantage of a surge in the share price to cash in on options. Read more

AT&T introduces ultra-fast internet service in St. Louis area

AT&T says it has begun offering ultra-fast “gigabit” internet service to homes in parts of the St. Louis area. Read more

Missouri sues two KC retailers over sales of hemp extract CBD oil

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has sued two Kansas City retailers, charging they illegally sold a hemp-derived oil that should be available only in licensed care centers. Read more

Peabody’s five-year plan gets OK from lenders

Peabody Energy Corp. said Wednesday that its five-year business plans in the U.S. and Australia have been approved by its debtor-in-possession lenders, a step toward allowing the St. Louis-based coal producer to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read more

Another ethics complaint filed in governor’s race

A Washington D.C.-based group has filed an ethics complaint against Democrat gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster, alleging that Koster and a Democrat-backed political action committee shirked Missouri campaign finance laws in the final days of the primary election season. Read more

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