Missouri Minute: Big year for Big Business; steelworkers worry and wait in Granite City

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

Big year for Big Business ahead in Missouri legislature

With Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens set to take office in January, GOP legislative leaders in Missouri are planning to unleash tougher regulations on unions and more lenient regulations on business. They want to make it harder for workers to sue an employer, and they hope to cut the length of unemployment benefits. Read more

St. Louis employee leads suit against Wells Fargo over retirement plans

A Wells Fargo employee from St. Louis is among those seeking class-action status for a lawsuit alleging the company mishandled money in its employees’ retirement funds. Read more

New UM System president to visit campuses this week

Mun Choi, the newly designated president of the University of Missour System, is expected to conduct his first tour of the system’s four campuses over the next several days. Read more

Laid-off steelworkers worry and wait in Granite City

As a second winter without a paycheck approaches, many laid-off workers at the U.S. Steel mill in Granite City, Ill., are struggling to find work as unemployment benefits run low. Granite City, an old-economy town on the outskirts of St. Louis that still lives by making things, is worrying with those workers. Read more

Can spending money on trails and density grow tech jobs in St. Louis County?

St. Louis County leaders are planning trails and connections to food and entertainment, attributes many believe are necessary to continue attracting the top-notch scientific talent that drives biotech investment. Read more

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