Missouri Minute: Tobacco tax OK for ballot; Prosper selects newest accelerator class

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

Judge says tobacco tax proposal OK for November ballot; appeal of ruling likely

A Cole County Circuit Court judge ruled Tuesday that signatures collected for a citizen petition to raise the tobacco tax in Missouri are valid, and that the measure belongs on the ballot in November. Read more

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs invests in 6 women-led startups for new class

Six more women-led startups have been brought into the Prosper Women Entrepreneurs accelerator program. Read more

Edward Jones faces lawsuit over 401(k) plan

Edward Jones failed its employees by picking overly-costly investments for the company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan, a new lawsuit alleges. Read more

Polls show narrow gap between Trump, Clinton in Missouri

Two public opinion polls released Tuesday suggest a tantalizingly close presidential race in Missouri, a sharp turnaround from just a few months ago when all sides agreed the state was safely in the column of Republican nominee Donald Trump. Read more

Missouri minimum wage likely to increase by a nickel

Missouri’s minimum-wage workers can look forward to a 5-cent raise on Jan. 1. Read more

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