Missouri Minute: Berkshire Hathaway buys Summit Custom Homes; Wash U details new seed fund

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

Berkshire Hathaway buys KC area’s largest home builder

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has bought the assets of the Kansas City area’s largest home builder, Summit Custom Homes, the companies announced. Read more

Washington University details new startup seed fund

Washington University officials on Tuesday announced a new $2 million seed fund aimed at investing in startups associated with the university. Read more

Campaign contributions from payday lenders come under scrutiny

The chairman of the Missouri Republican Party accused Democratic candidate for governor Chris Koster of pay-to-pay politics Tuesday because Koster accepted campaign funds from payday lenders. Read more

Comcast jumps into KC’s gigabit internet service arena

Comcast will begin offering gigabit internet service to customers in several Kansas City suburbs in early 2017, the company announced Tuesday. Read more

Analysis: Election to test Missouri GOP’s House supermajority

Next Tuesday’s election could showcase whether the supermajority Republicans enjoy in the Missouri House is wave-proof. Read more

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