Gov. Jay Nixon made education funding the main focus of his State of the State address on Jan. 21, 2014. | Photo from governor.mo.gov
Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
The decision by health insurer Aetna to dramatically reduce its presence on government-run exchanges has significant consequences when it comes to competition across the country and in Missouri. The move raises new questions about the strength of the exchanges — also called marketplaces — and needed fixes the industry wants to see to make them more profitable. Read more
Gov. Jay Nixon is speaking out against plans by lawmakers to override several vetoes he made earlier this year. Read more
A trial began Friday to determine whether a proposed tobacco tax hike should remain on the ballot in November, something a Cole County Circuit court judge will determine this week. Read more
Staying true to its Republican heritage, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s political committee on Friday endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens. Read more
St. Louis law firm Schlichter, Bogard & Denton has filed several more class action lawsuits against big-name universities, alleging their employee retirement plans are too confusing and charge excessive fees. Read more
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