Missouri Minute: Kansas regulators threaten Westar deal; ShotTracker raises $5 million

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

Kansas regulators threaten to halt $12.2 billion Westar merger

Kansas regulators are threatening to halt the $12.2 billion sale of Topeka-based Westar Energy to Kansas City-based Great Plains Energy if they don’t get details on cost savings and other information. Read more

Sprint, Techstars to launch separate startup programs in Kansas City

Sprint and Techstars, collaborators for the last three years, are launching separate programs in Kansas City to nurture startup businesses. Read more

University of Missouri curators reportedly close to choosing a new system president

Curators at the University of Missouri are close to choosing the next president for the four-campus system. Read more

Incumbents in Congress grab huge cash advantage around St. Louis

The baked-in incumbent campaign cash advantage for most members of the U.S. House of Representatives is nowhere more evident than in St. Louis area’s congressional elections this year. Read more

KC startup ShotTracker scores $5M round, backing from NBA great

With its $5 million seed round, Merriam, Kan.-based ShotTracker LLC netted much more than a funding injection. It gained two key advisers: National Basketball Association legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson and former NBA Commissioner David Stern. Read more

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