Missouri Minute: American Royal moving, Google Fiber stopping expansion

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

American Royal to relocate to $160M complex in KCK

After 117 years in the West Bottoms district of Kansas City, Mo., the American Royal Association will move to new facilities in a $160 million complex to be developed across the state line in Wyandotte County. Read more

Google Fiber hits a stall, stopping expansion to new markets

Google Fiber, launched in the Kansas City market with great fanfare to bring ultra-fast internet to home users, is hitting the brakes. Read more

Business groups voice divergent views on proposed tobacco tax

Prominent business groups in Missouri have spoken out recently on both sides of the ballot measure known as Amendment 3, which would increase cigarette taxes to fund childhood health and education. Read more

Express Scripts gets subpoenas over drug company, pharmacy ties

Express Scripts Holding Co., the nation’s biggest pharmacy benefit manager, has received subpoenas requesting information about its relationship with pharmaceutical companies, charitable foundations and specialty pharmacies, the company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. Read more

Techstars could seek corporate sponsor for additional KC program

Techstars, the Boulder, Colo.-based company that ran the Sprint Accelerator for three years, is open to another corporate-sponsored program in Kansas City in addition to the venture it announced last week. Read more

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