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Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Anthem Inc., the nation’s No. 2 health insurer, said Wednesday that it may curtail its participation in the government-run health exchanges in 2018, saying its decision will hinge on whether it loses money on Affordable Care Act plans next year. Read more
Nearly one full year after the resignation of Tim Wolfe, the University of Missouri System officially introduced his permanent replacement on Wednesday. University of Connecticut provost Mun Choi will take over as system president effective March 1, 2017. He said he’s committed to setting high standards throughout the UM system. Read more
Recent polling shows the Missouri U.S. Senate race couldn’t be any tighter. An Emerson University survey out Wednesday has Republican incumbent Roy Blunt and Democrat Jason Kander tied at 45 percent. An average of polls by the analytical firm Real Clear Politics gives Blunt a razor-thin lead of 0.6 percent. Polling research site FiveThirtyEight gives Kander a 56 percent chance of winning. Read more
The latest effort to bring a casino to the struggling southwest Missouri resort town of Rockaway Beach is “not looking good,” the city’s mayor said Tuesday, just weeks after speaking optimistically of the proposal’s chances. Read more
Efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri failed to pass the state legislature last session or qualify for the Nov. 8 ballot, but nine marijuana-related measures are up for votes in other states on Election Day. As laws and public opinion toward cannabis continue to shift nationwide, the Show-Me State is taking a wait-and-see approach. Read more
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