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Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
The Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City on Wednesday approved a development agreement for a proposed downtown convention hotel, a step that backers described as a sign of progress toward realizing the long-sought project. Read more
Sprint Corp. announced Wednesday that it’s mortgaging about 14 percent of its wireless airwaves, which is expected to raise billions of dollars. Read more
Excluding independent spending by outside groups, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander is still out-raising the man he hopes to defeat, Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, in the race for one of Missouri’s Senate seats. But in one of the nation’s most closely watched Senate contests, Blunt is the biggest spender as the candidates head into their final weeks before the Nov. 8 election. Read more
PierianDx, a biotech startup based in St. Louis, has acquired Tute Genomics, a genomics software company based in Provo, Utah. Read more
Farmers may be worried about the multibillion-dollar deals transforming the agriculture industry, but independent seed companies see the consolidation as an opportunity. Read more
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