Missouri Minute: Ford temporarily shutters 4 plants; Clinton campaign sends money to Missouri

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

Ford temporarily shuttering 4 plants, including F-150 plant in KC

In a fresh sign of pressure on U.S. automakers, Ford Motor Co. on Monday said it will shut down production of its best-selling F-150 pickup for a week at its Kansas City Assembly Plant and temporarily idle three other plants over the next several weeks. Read more

Clinton campaign sending money to Missouri, other states to help top Democrats

The campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is sending $500,000 into Missouri to aid U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander and gubernatorial nominee Chris Koster. Read more

Missouri joins 16 other states suing Volkswagen for diesel emissions

The state of Missouri sued Volkswagen AG on Monday, becoming the 17th U.S. state to take legal action against the German automaker over its cheating on diesel emissions. Read more

Jackson County establishes prescription monitoring plan

To help fight a nationwide epidemic in the abuse of addictive painkillers, Jackson County on Monday took the first step toward setting up a computerized system to monitor the sale of certain prescription drugs. Read more

Residential building permits booming in Kansas City

Development plans in Kansas City north of the Missouri River are fueling a boom in residential building permits that could make 2016 rival 2006, the last peak year for the city’s housing growth. Read more

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