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Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Tobacco companies have funneled more than $18 million into dueling campaigns to raise Missouri’s cigarette tax, which is currently the lowest in the nation. And most of the money pouring into the state isn’t being spent to kill the proposed tax increases. Read more
The Missouri Public Service Commission has suspended a ruling on prices that Ameren Missouri could charge at proposed charging stations between St. Louis and Jefferson City. The commission may first ned to explore the broader question of whether it even has jurisdiction to regulate the new technological frontier. Read more
Missouri’s top insurance regulator has scheduled a public hearing to review another mega-insurance tie-up, this time between Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. Read more
The membership of the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis voted Thursday in favor of supporting a merger between St. Louis city and St. Louis County. Read more
The Kansas City Royals fell short of making a third straight postseason run this year. But how, if at all, the lack of another World Series is affecting the local economy can be difficult to gauge. Read more
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