Missouri Minute: Nixon makes budget cuts; Slay unveils Mississippi River development plans

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

Nixon makes budget cuts after lawmakers approve tax breaks

Gov. Jay Nixon made good on his threat to slash more money from the state budget after Missouri lawmakers overrode his vetoes on bills that give tax breaks to so-called “special interests.” Read more

Slay, other mayors unveil development plans for Mississippi River

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and mayors from more than 20 cities along the Mississippi River announced a new partnership and plans aimed at improving the river’s economic viability at an annual mayors gathering. Read more

Techweek KC event tackles benefits of big data

At this year’s Big Data Summit as part of Techweek Kansas City, several speakers and panelists tackled the topic to teach people why they should care about big data. Read more

Payday lender owes $132 million in restitution, federal agency says

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has asked a federal judge to order $132.6 million in restitution against a payday loan company once run by James Carnes, a businessman from Mission Hills, Kan. Read more

NFL valuations: Chiefs near bottom, Rams get big bump from move

A new Forbes ranking of National Football League teams’ values places the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 26 and the Los Angeles Rams at No. 6 of 32 teams. Read more

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