Missouri Minute: Techweek KC reveals headliner, Clean Power Plan could save on Missouri utilities

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

Techweek KC reveals headliner

Techweek Kansas City organizers on Thursday announced this year’s headliner, Priceline co-founder Jeff Hoffman, who will share his entrepreneurial story during the weeklong tech conference and festival. Read more

Researchers say making buildings more efficient could cut utility costs in Missouri

The federal Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution could provide tremendous financial savings for property owners in Missouri, according to research from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Read more

Lawmakers divided on ballot measure to limit campaign contributions

A new effort to reinstall campaign contribution limits in Missouri has drawn reaction from both sides of the issue. Read more

Bats Global Markets to acquire derivatives trading venue

Bats Global Markets Inc. announced Thursday that it signed an agreement to acquire Javelin SEF LLC, a derivatives trading venue that focuses on execution of interest rate swaps. Read more

Places in St. Louis to try the more unusual Olympic sports

It’s hard not to get amped up watching the Olympics — the photo finishes, the shattered records, the waving flags. Certain events tend to dominate television coverage, notably track and field and aquatics. But what about the sports that don’t make the A List? Read more

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