Missouri Minute: Alaska Airlines announces new nonstop KC service; bondholders sue Peabody over stock sale

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

Alaska Airlines announces new nonstop service between KC and SF

Alaska Airlines has announced new nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport and San Francisco International Airport — one of the positive spinoffs from the carrier’s recent acquisition of Virgin America three months ago. Read more

Four bondholders sue Peabody Energy, hedge funds over stock sale

Four individual investors of Peabody Energy Corp. are accusing the company, certain hedge funds and other parties involved in the coal producer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy of breaching their fiduciary duties, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday. Read more

Cerner officially opens Innovations Campus in south Kansas City

At a ribbon cutting Thursday morning, Cerner Corp. CEO Mike Nill officially opened the company’s newest office campus in south Kansas City. Read more

Company that expected to create hundreds of jobs in Kansas City has cut majority of its staff

Sungevity, a residential solar services company that opened an office two years ago in downtown Kansas City, has laid off about two-thirds of its workers, according to reports. Read more

St. Louis area providers aren’t backing the GOP health care plan

St. Louis area health care providers, policy and industry experts are not throwing their support behind the Republican health care plan working its way through Congress. Read more

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