Missouri Minute: Shoppers across Missouri get early Black Friday start; Peabody Energy debt dispute fizzles

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

Shoppers across Missouri get early start on Black Friday

Many Missouri shoppers set their alarms to wake them before the sun was up so they could head to stores early Friday morning to hunt for deep Black Friday discounts at retailers. For some shoppers, early Friday morning wasn’t early enough, as bargain hunters took advantage of stores that opened on Thanksgiving. Read more

Peabody Energy debt dispute fizzles as coal prices rise

Peabody Energy moved closer to exiting bankruptcy as rising coal prices helped defuse a dispute between some of the company’s creditors. Read more

Former Missouri officials helping Gov.-elect Greitens

Former Missouri Republican officials and candidates are helping GOP Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ transition to power. Read more

For those who count on Obamacare, fear and frustration mount

During his presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump called the Affordable Care Act a “total disaster” that he would move to repeal on the first day of his presidency. Now, the some 20 million people who were once uninsured and now have coverage under the act are feeling fear and frustration in the run-up to Inauguration Day. Read more

How Google might change the TV commercial

Can Google, the company that built itself into a half-trillion-dollar colossus by hitting web surfers with the right ad at the right time, ditch the half (at least) of TV spots that go to waste? Read more

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