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Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Bayer AG sweetened its takeover bid for Monsanto Co. to $56 billion, raising its offer for a second time in its pursuit to become the world’s largest producer of seeds and pesticides. Read more
State tax revenue dipped in August, but Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration says it’s too early to tell if it represents a trend. Read more
A new Missouri law that’s expected to save cities, school districts and other political subdivisions money on their construction projects has taken effect. Read more
Michigan-based Universal Forest Products Inc. has agreed to buy Earth City-based idX Corp., one of the St. Louis area’s largest private companies and a manufacturer of custom fixtures, millwork and decor for retail stores. Read more
Labor Day weekend marked the end of a summer filled with scrambled stops across Missouri for U.S. Senate candidates Roy Blunt and Jason Kander. Read more
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