Missouri Minute: Uber in Springfield; Anthem-Cigna hearing postponed

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

Springfield City Council passes ‘Uber bill’ to allow ride-hailing services

The Springfield City Council passed the long-awaited “Uber bill” in a unanimous vote Monday, expressing support and excitement for the bill that offers new rules to govern both taxicabs and “transportation network companies” like Uber. Read more

Missouri Senate minority leader calls for bipartisanship, weighs odds on bills

Democrats are outnumbered nearly three to one in the state Senate, but the chamber’s minority leader said she hopes bipartisanship can prevail. This comes after Republicans swept every statewide race in this month’s election, taking four seats previously occupied by Democrats in the process. Read more

Missouri Department of Insurance postpones Anthem-Cigna hearing

Missouri’s top insurance regulator will postpone a public hearing on the Anthem-Cigna merger, a tie-up that could leave Missourians with fewer insurance carriers to choose from. Read more

Boeing names new head of defense and space development

Boeing Co. has promoted Pat Goggin to president of its Defense, Space & Security Development organization, replacing Jim O’Neill, who plans to retire next year. Read more

Top architect of GOP data, fundraising efforts that helped Trump win is 32-year-old St. Louis native

One of the top behind-the-scenes players in Donald Trump’s victory last week is St. Louis native Katie Walsh, 32, who as chief of staff of the Republican National Committee presided over what RNC officials said was an unprecedented $175 million effort to target and motivate voters in swing states. Read more

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