Missouri Minute: Missouri House to vote on minimum wage; ACA repeal could hurt Missouri hospitals

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

Missouri House expected to vote on minimum wage issue on Thursday

Debate on a bill that would prevent local governments from having a higher minimum wage than the state rate dominated Wednesday’s Missouri House floor debate, and a final vote is expected Thursday morning in Jefferson City. Read more

St. Louis region shows the budget priority fights confronting Trump, Congress

As Congress confronts bottom-line priorities, the St. Louis region is a good example of how the spending choices it will make this year have competing, long-term effects. Read more

Report: ACA repeal could hurt Missouri hospitals, citizens

Missouri hospitals could lose more than $9 billion over the next 10 years if Title III of the Affordable Care Act remains intact while other parts are repealed, according to a report published by the Missouri Hospital Association. Read more

Microsoft to move into St. Louis’ Cortex

Microsoft is coming to the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis’ Central West End. The Washington state-based company will open its regional headquarters and a Microsoft Technology Center to serve as an anchor for a new tech building at 4220 Duncan Ave. Read more

Kansas Citians acknowledge International Women’s Day

Across the country, women stayed home from work, zipped up their wallets, wore red and joined rallies across the country to demonstrate their economic clout Wednesday as part of International Women’s Day events held across the globe. Read more

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