Missouri Minute: Boeing jet deal means job boost; Ferrellgas CEO out after large financial loss

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

Boeing jet deal means big boost for St. Louis jobs

The administration of President Barack Obama has approved $7 billion in long-stalled sales of Boeing Co. fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar, a decision that could preserve thousands of jobs in the St. Louis area. Read more

Ferrellgas CEO out after large financial loss

The chief executive of Overland Park, Kan.-based Ferrellgas Partners L.P. is out, and founder James Ferrell stepped into the role Wednesday on an interim basis as problems at the company’s crude oil delivery business triggered a large fourth-quarter loss. Read more

Express Scripts employees to vote on union representation

Some Express Scripts employees will soon vote on whether they want to be represented by District 837 of the International Association of Machinists. Read more

Kauffman Foundation invests $79 million in new college scholarship program

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation on Wednesday launched a new three-tiered scholarship and college-savings program, KC Scholars. Read more

St. Louis Fed report shows job growth, more buying and borrowing

People in St. Louis are getting jobs, buying more cars and houses and borrowing to do it, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis says in its latest, fairly upbeat read on the region’s economy. Read more

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