Missouri Minute: Monsanto approves Bayer deal; Caleres buys Allen Edmonds

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

Monsanto shareholders approve sale to Bayer

Monsanto shareholders voted to approve the agribusiness company’s acquisition by Bayer AG at a special meeting Tuesday. Read more

Caleres buys Allen Edmonds for $255 million

Caleres on Tuesday announced it has acquired Allen Edmonds, a men’s footwear retailer, for $255 million. The purchase by Caleres, the St. Louis-based footwear company formerly known as Brown Shoe Co., increases its presence in the men’s footwear market, the company said in a release. Read more

Boeing moving defense headquarters from St. Louis to Washington

Boeing Co. officials plan to move the company’s Defense, Space and Security unit that is now headquartered in Hazelwood to Washington, D.C. The decision, which will affect about a dozen top executives and some support staff, reflects the aerospace giant’s desire to be closer to the levers of power in the nation’s capital. Read more

Eric Greitens taps KC attorney to head Missouri GOP

Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens has tapped former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves to serve as chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. Read more

St. Louis firm acquires one of KC’s biggest data center providers

Contegix, the St. Louis-based cloud hosting provider, has acquired Admo.net Web Services, a Kansas City-based cloud and managed services provider. Read more

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