Missouri Minute: Lawmakers push for ride-hailing regulations; search for new MU chancellor announced

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

Lawmakers in Missouri House, Senate plan push for ride-hailing regulations

If high-ranking Missouri lawmakers get their way, the state will have a regulatory framework for businesses like Uber and Lyft by the end of the 2017 legislative session. Read more

Search for new MU chancellor announced

A nationwide search is underway for a permanent chancellor at the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia. Read more

Container shipping on river barges could boost St. Louis freight

Regional officials in St. Louis say they’re looking for ways to encourage shippers to send more containers by barge, making inland ports bigger players in global trade. But getting more containers on barges will require improvements to the region’s river freight capabilities. Read more

Supervalu wraps $1.4 billion sale of Save-A-Lot

Supervalu Inc. has finalized its $1.4 billion sale of Save-A-Lot, the Earth City-based grocery chain, to an affiliate of Onex Corp. Read more

Physician to open a subscription-based clinic in KC area

A doctor based in the Kansas City area will open a new primary care clinic in Wyandotte County, Kansas, with a unique monthly subscription payment model. The goal, Dr. Allison Edwards said, is to provide transparency with upfront information about costs. Read more

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