A Sprint store in Springfield | Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert
Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Learfield Communications Inc., a Jefferson City-based college sports marketing agency, has been acquired by Atairos Group Inc., a New York-based private investment firm. Read more
Sprint Corp. plans to give away 1 million smartphones and other connected devices and free wireless service to help high school students, including some in the Kansas City area, who don’t have internet access at home. Read more
Attorneys for Mission Hills, Kan., businessman James Carnes plan to appeal a judge’s recommendation that he and his company pay $38.1 million in restitution for a payday lending business that a federal agency said promoted illegal loans. Read more
Bi-State Development, the agency that oversees Metro Transit, will get about $375,000 in federal money to help plan the proposed Northside-Southside MetroLink route in St. Louis. Read more
Kansas City-based Infinite Energy Construction has won two large, multiyear federal contracts for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. The electrical and general contractor was awarded a $48 million, five-year contract for maintenance and construction work at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina. Read more
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