Missouri Minute: A-B InBev to cut thousands of jobs; Garmin expands headquarters

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

A-B InBev to cut thousands of jobs after SABMiller deal

The world’s largest brewer, A-B InBev, expects to cut about 3 percent of its total workforce — equivalent to thousands of jobs — once it completes its takeover of its closest rival, SABMiller. Read more

Garmin launches $200 million headquarters expansion

Garmin, maker of navigation and wireless devices, and the city of Olathe, Kan., will jointly announce Friday that groundbreaking will begin for a $200 million expansion project at the company’s Olathe headquarters. Read more

Shareholder votes set for $8.6B Great Plains-Westar deal

Shareholders of Kansas City-based Great Plains Energy Inc. and Topeka, Kan.-based Westar Energy Inc. will vote on the companies’ proposed $8.6 billion merger at simultaneous meetings next month. Read more

St. Louis Fed to hire more than 200 amid business services growth

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is looking to fill more than 200 positions over the next two years. Read more

St. Louis still paying for failed Rams riverfront stadium plan

St. Louis’ billion-dollar riverfront football stadium proposal has been dead since January, but the local sports authority that led the effort to keep the Rams in the city is still spending money for it. Read more

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