Missouri Minute: Monsanto’s quarterly loss narrows; Arch Coal completes restructuring

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

Monsanto’s quarterly loss narrows as expenses drop

Monsanto Co., which agreed last month to be bought by Germany’s Bayer AG for $66 billion, reported a smaller quarterly loss on Wednesday, helped by higher corn seed volumes and lower expenses. Read more

Arch Coal completes restructuring, emerges from bankruptcy

Arch Coal said Wednesday that it had completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read more

Massive campaign contributions pour into Missouri coffers

The days of unlimited campaign contributions in Missouri could be coming to an end this November, but looming limits aren’t doing much to slow down Missouri’s mega donors. Read more

Downtown KC Marriott gets preliminary approval for taxpayer help with renovations

Kansas City would help finance half the $33 million cost to renovate the downtown Marriott hotel complex’s guest rooms, under an agreement that gained preliminary City Council approval Wednesday. Read more

Boeing CEO ramps up rhetoric on Mars race

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday said he believes the first person to step foot on Mars will “arrive there riding on a Boeing rocket.” Read more

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