Missouri Minute: UM system to name new president; Springfield weighs ‘Uber bill’

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

University of Missouri curators to name UConn provost as system president

After a nine-month search, the University of Missouri curators have settled on a top administrator at the University of Connecticut as the 24th president of the university system. Read more

Kander, Blunt face questions over controversial campaign funders

With just a week left until the Nov. 8 election, Missouri’s leading candidates for U.S. Senate, Jason Kander and Roy Blunt, are answering questions about campaign contributors. Read more

As Springfield weighs ‘Uber bill,’ company says local launch could come within weeks

A representative for Uber said that the ride-hailing company could launch in Springfield “within a few weeks,” if the City Council passes a new “Uber bill.” Read more

Anheuser-Busch InBev makes changes to St. Louis leadership

Anheuser-Busch InBev is making several changes to its North America leadership team based in St. Louis as Vini Barbosa takes a global role at the brewer. Read more

Falling prices, borrowing binge haunt Midwest’s ‘go-go farmers’

A new class of “go-go farmers” could foreshadow broader economic turmoil in the grain sector, which includes corn, soybeans and wheat. A Reuters analysis of federal data on agricultural lending in the grain-producing states shows that delinquency rates on farmland and production loans are rising sharply. Read more

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