Missouri Minute: Isle of Capri acquired; State organizations urge business with Cuba

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

Isle of Capri agrees to be acquired by Nevada casino operator

Eldorado Resorts has agreed to buy St. Louis-based Isle of Capri Casinos in a deal worth about $1.7 billion, including the assumption of debt. Read more

Missouri, Kansas groups to urge business with Cuba

Two state organizations will join a chorus of U.S. voices urging an end to 55-year-old trade and travel embargoes with Cuba. Read more

IRS service center in Kansas City survives round of closings

The big Internal Revenue Service center in Kansas City, opened in 2006 at a cost of about $370 million, will be one of two national IRS form processing centers that survive after a round of closings. Read more

Lab space crunch: Urgency builds for biotech startup labs in wake of Monsanto deal

If Bayer’s $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto is approved by antitrust regulators late next year as expected, there’s likely to be some impact on Monsanto’s regional workforce of roughly 4,100 people. And there’s not enough cheap startup lab space to accommodate many new companies, or growth within existing ones. Read more

How Sprint customers will see big change from big data

Sprint Corp. customers can expect to see significant changes in the coming months as the company uses big data to streamline their experience, Renato Derraik, the telecommunications company’s head of digital transformation, said at an event during Techweek Kansas City. Read more

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