Missouri Minute: Candidates stage tense debate; Labor unions backing some Republicans

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

Candidates stage tense debate in St. Louis; local surrogates put best face forward

In the angriest presidential debate in recent history, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stood on a stage Sunday at Washington University in St. Louis and presented two vastly different plans for America’s future while savaging one another’s pasts.

Afterward, Missouri campaign surrogates for both candidates tried to put their best face forward about the debate. Read more

Labor unions backing some Republicans in fight over ‘right-to-work’

Gearing up for another fight with Republican majorities in the Missouri Legislature, the state’s AFL-CIO unveiled a list of lawmakers it is endorsing in the Nov. 8 election, which includes 13 Republicans in the House and two Republicans in the Senate. Read more

Unnamed billionaire to back southwest Missouri casino

In once-thriving Rockaway Beach, an anonymous billionaire is pushing to bring a riverboat casino to the community, in an effort to create decent-paying jobs and boost tourism. Read more

Bayer says it won’t use Monsanto deal to force genetically modified seeds on Europeans

The CEO of Germany’s Bayer AG is promising it won’t use its planned acquisition of Monsanto Co. to force genetically modified crops on skeptical Europeans. Read more

UM System president search said to be ‘going well,’ but no names offered

After lengthy fly-in sessions in St. Louis and Kansas City to meet prospective candidates and narrow the list, the head of the University of Missouri Board of Curators will say only that the search for a new system president “is going well.” Read more

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