Missouri Minute: Business groups notch veto session wins; Monsanto sale raises job concerns

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

Business groups notch veto session wins while guns, voter IDs draw focus

As other bills inspired clamorous debate Wednesday during the Missouri Legislature’s annual veto session, two of the state’s most prominent business lobbies welcomed the relatively quiet passage of two bills they had identified as important. Read more

Monsanto sale raises concerns about keeping jobs in St. Louis area

Monsanto’s looming sale to Bayer AG could have a significant impact on the St. Louis region, but neither company is providing specifics yet on potential job losses. Read more

Proposed tobacco tax increase heads to Missouri Supreme Court

The legal fight continues Thursday over the validity of a proposed increase in Missouri’s tobacco tax. Read more

KC Streetcar sales tax revenue exceeds expectations

Sales tax collections within Kansas City’s downtown streetcar taxing district grew considerably in the past two years, even before the streetcar started operating. Read more

UPS to hire 2,000 in KC, St. Louis to help with holiday shipping

United Parcel Service Inc. will hire more than 2,000 people in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas to help with holiday shipping, the company said Wednesday. Read more

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