Missouri Minute: Clayton considers new Centene tax plan; MU can keep offering grad student health insurance

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

Clayton aldermen to consider new tax plan for Centene project

A new development agreement would provide Centene Corp. $75.6 million in tax abatements for its planned $755 million expansion in downtown Clayton. Read more

MU can keep offering health insurance to grad students, lacks permanent solution

Three federal departments say that universities will be able to offer health insurance to students indefinitely. That’s good news for the University of Missouri’s 6,000 graduate students, because the university won’t have to adjust the health insurance subsidies it gives graduate assistants and won’t be penalized by the IRS for continuing to offer those subsidies. Read more

Missouri Democrats seek SEC investigation over $2M donation to Greitens

Missouri Democratic Party officials say they will file a request with federal financial regulators this week to investigate Republican gubernatorial nominee Eric Greitens’ receipt of an almost $2 million campaign donation through a non-profit corporation. Read more

American Royal’s $160M move depends on private fundraising, public subsidy

The American Royal announced Tuesday that it plans to move to Kansas City, Kan., with half the cost of the new $160 million complex backed by public subsidy. The catch? The subsidy hinges on the development of retail around it that can generate enough sales tax. Read more

H&R Block’s early-season turnaround strategy includes interest-free refund advances

In an attempt to attract more early-season tax filers — a sore point last tax season — H&R Block Inc. is teaming up with several financial institutions to offer interest-free refund advance loans to clients. Read more

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