Missouri Minute: Bats Global Markets sells; St. Luke’s plans micro hospital

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

Bats Global Markets selling to CBOE Holdings for $3.2 billion

CBOE Holdings Inc. said it agreed to buy Bats Global Markets Inc. for about $3.2 billion in a deal that would tie an electronic upstart together with the owner of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Read more

St. Luke’s enters the micro hospital business

Kansas City-based St. Luke’s Health System has confirmed its plan to operate a micro hospital in Overland Park, Kan. Read more

Suspected dicamba damage begins to materialize for Missouri farmers

As this year’s soybean harvest gets underway in the Missouri Bootheel, worries about financial losses from crop damage believed to be caused by illegal use of unauthorized varieties of the herbicide dicamba are becoming reality. Read more

Columbia Daily Tribune sold to GateHouse Media

The Tribune Publishing Co., including the Columbia Daily Tribune, has been purchased by newspaper chain GateHouse Media. Read more

Health care law a flashpoint in Kander-Blunt Senate race

President Barack Obama’s health care reform law has survived legislative attacks in Congress and cleared legal challenges at the Supreme Court. But it still ignites a political firestorm on the 2016 campaign trail. Read more

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