Masayoshi Son speaks during a news conference in Tokyo July 30, 2013. | Photo courtesy of Reuters
Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Winning praise from President-elect Donald Trump for being a “great man of industry,” Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son promised to invest $50 billion in new startups in the United States, committing to creating 50,000 new jobs. Read more
After months of in-depth research and study, the Missouri Public Service Commission has issued its final report on how state policies on electric utility regulation could be improved. In doing so, the commission also laid a set of guidelines for Missouri lawmakers on any future legislation on the issue. Read more
President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to put a hiring freeze on federal workers has drawn particular interest in Kansas City, a region with some 28,000 federal employees. Read more
Missouri’s largest peach producer has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Co., alleging that the company bears responsibility for illegal herbicide use suspected of causing widespread crop damage in southeast Missouri and neighboring states. Read more
A redevelopment plan for the 30 acres around the Metcalf South shopping center jumped through its final hoop Monday night, with approval from the Overland Park City Council. Read more
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