Missouri Minute: TD Ameritrade buys Scottrade; Outside spending rockets in Missouri Senate race

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

TD Ameritrade buying rival online brokerage Scottrade for $4 billion

Online brokerage Scottrade is being acquired by rival TD Ameritrade for $4 billion. Read more

Kauffman Foundation program to help startup accelerators in KC area

With an eye toward helping those who help entrepreneurs, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced a new effort to provide matching funds to organizations that act as “venture accelerators” in the six-county Kansas City area. Read more

Outside spending rockets in Missouri Senate race, setting apparent record

Outside spending has detonated in the Missouri Senate race, reaching what appears to be a record in independent expenditures. Read more

Higher property taxes in Missouri could result from ballot question, foes say

Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment prohibiting taxes from being collected on services say its passage could trigger sales and property tax increases throughout Missouri. Read more

Developers spend weekend in St. Louis using tech to tackle homelessness

After working two days straight in St. Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, teams of 1,200 developers from all over the world came up with their best ideas on how to use technology to tackle homelessness in the St. Louis area. Read more

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