Missouri Minute: Governor’s race a statistical tie; SunEdison Semiconductor’s pending sale clears regulatory hurdles

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

New poll shows governor’s race a statistical tie as Greitens cuts Koster’s lead

Republican Eric Greitens has closed the gap in the race for Missouri governor, pulling into a statistical tie with Democrat Chris Koster less than two weeks from the Nov. 8 election, according to a new poll published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read more

SunEdison Semiconductor’s pending sale clears regulatory hurdles

The federal Committee on Foreign Investment has completed its review of SunEdison Semiconductor Ltd.’s planned acquisition by GlobalWafers Co. Ltd. in a deal worth $683 million. Read more

Enterprise Holdings to buy stake in Brazilian rival Unidas

Enterprise Holdings Inc., the world’s largest car rental company, has struck a deal to buy 20 percent of its Brazilian peer Unidas SA for an undisclosed amount. Read more

Monsanto says expansion helps cement region’s standing as biotech research hub

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Monsanto officials expressed confidence that their new facility with 36 greenhouses further bolsters the area’s standing as a hub for biotech research. Read more

Forecast: KC economy will have to work hard to keep up with peers

The KC Rising initiative set a goal of Kansas City being among the top 10 of its peer cities when it comes to gross domestic product, quality jobs and median household income, but the area has work to do if it’s going to achieve that goal. Read more

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