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Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Negotiations between Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. are advancing toward a deal after the companies made progress on issues including the purchase price and termination fee, people familiar with the matter said. Read more
Two members of the Kansas City Council are leading a push this week to create community benefits agreements, vehicles allowing the city to negotiate with private developers who seek public incentives such as tax abatement or tax increment financing. An agreement to provide jobs or other benefits would be reached before a developer could obtain incentives through any of the city’s economic development agencies. Read more
A projected decrease for overall enrollment at the University of Missouri this fall came true Monday, the first day of classes. Read more
Chris Koster has spent the weeks since winning the Missouri Democratic nomination for governor racking up support from traditionally Republican groups. Read more
LaunchKC on Monday announced the 20 tech startups that have advanced to the final round in a competition for 10 grants worth $50,000 apiece. Read more
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