Missouri Minute: Krewson wins Democratic St. Louis mayoral primary; Missouri unemployment rate falls to 4.2 percent

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

Krewson wins Democratic mayoral primary, will likely be next St. Louis mayor

St. Louis Alderman Lyda Krewson held off city Treasurer Tishaura Jones and won a crowded Democratic mayoral primary fight Tuesday night, making her the front-runner to become the city’s 46th mayor in next month’s general election. Read more

H&R Block likes Trump’s tax plan and Republicans’ replacement for ACA

H&R Block CEO Bill Cobb said Tuesday that he likes President Donald Trump’s tax reform plans and the Republicans’ tax-credit-driven replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Read more

Missouri unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in January

Missouri Department of Economic Development data released Tuesday show unemployment dropped to 4.2 percent in January from 4.4 percent in December. Read more

St. Louis voters approve annual fee for short-term lenders

St. Louis voters have passed a ballot measure that will impose an annual $5,000 fee on short-term lenders, such as payday loan and car-title lending establishments. Read more

Proposed health care plan to replace the ACA would cut tax credits for many Missourians

An analysis of the plan House Republicans have drafted to replace the Affordable Care Act would cut the amount of health care tax credits people receive around the state by more than 50 percent. Read more

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