Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert
Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
The Missouri governor’s race remains the top state-level political race in the country for ad spending and ads airing, according to the Center for Public Integrity. Missouri’s battle for governor, including last summer’s GOP primary, is responsible for $33.7 million in ad spending. Read more
Springfield-based O’Reilly Automotive is poised to expand its presence in New England through an acquisition. Read more
Wells Fargo & Co. fired hundreds of brokerage employees for improper sales practices, three senators said Thursday, widening the scope of a scandal that the fourth-largest U.S. bank has so far characterized as a retail banking problem. Read more
Arch Grants has awarded 10 new $50,000 non-equity grants to startups from across the world, including seven based in the St. Louis-area. Read more
Missouri is seeing an unprecedented flood of outside money – some of it the hard-to-trace “dark money” – aimed at the state’s candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor. Read more
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