Missouri Minute: St. Louis to announce major housing grant; Burns & McDonnell acquire AZCO Inc.

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

Obama administration official to be in St. Louis to announce major housing grant

A top Obama administration official will be in St. Louis Monday to announce a major federal grant meant to rehab a housing complex, build a community center and fund a suite of social services on the city’s near north side. Read more

Boeing desire to build Super Hornets in India raises questions for St. Louis

The hubbub last week over President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of Boeing and the cost of Air Force One overshadowed a potentially thornier issue for a leader who has pledged to keep jobs in America: Boeing wants to build F/A-18 fighter jets in India. Read more

Burns & McDonnell to acquire longtime collaborator

Burns & McDonnell, the Kansas City-based engineering and architecture firm, is adding to its construction clout with the acquisition of a Wisconsin-based industrial contractor. Read more

Retired coal workers get 4-month extension on health coverage

With an hour to spare before a government shutdown, the U.S. Senate approved a stopgap spending bill late Friday that allows coal workers to keep their health coverage until April. Coverage for about 16,000 employees of now-bankrupt coal companies was set to run out at the end of the year. Read more

Scope, timing are main questions on expected right-to-work law

Missouri will become a right-to-work state. The chief question is how soon the General Assembly will put a version of the anti-union measure on the desk of soon-to-be Gov. Eric Greitens. Read more

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