Missouri Minute: Petition targets I-70 tolls; DST plans to hire 415 in KC

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

Opponents of tolls on I-70 seek to kill idea for good

A group opposed to making Interstate 70 a toll road is moving ahead with a petition campaign to put the issue before Missouri voters in 2018. If passed, an amendment would be added to the Missouri Constitution banning tolls on I-70 and all other state roads. Read more

DST Systems plans to add 415 KC jobs with $2M state grant

DST Systems Inc. will receive a $1.97 million Missouri Works grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to help the company create 415 new jobs in Kansas City. DST, which specializes in technology, consulting and data processing for the financial and health care industries, said it would add the jobs through two business units: ALPS Alternative Investment Services and Argus Health Systems Inc. Read more

$63 million in construction projects on hold after budget bill fails

The failure of the Missouri Legislature to approve a spending bill could result in $63 million in construction projects put on hold throughout the state. While lawmakers managed to keep the state’s $27.8 billion budget intact, House Bill 19 would have facilitated construction projects ranging from port improvements along the Mississippi River to renovations at the Missouri School for the Blind. Read more

Chipotle restaurants across Missouri affected by credit card hack

Chipotle restaurants across Missouri were among those struck in a national credit card security incident in March and April. The company recently posted information on its website regarding an incident that was first reported April 25. It says an investigation identified malware designed to access payment and credit card data from the the point-of-sale devices at many of its restaurants. Read more

Third upstart joins batch of breweries looking to launch in Springfield

Three new breweries are now in the works in Springfield, although the latest addition to the city’s brewery batch is still working to secure financing and pick a location. Prehistoric Brewing Company would join two other breweries — 4 by 4 Brewing Company and Tie & Timber Beer Company — set to open in Springfield in the coming months. Read more

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