The Weekly Wrap: Nov. 15

The Weekly Wrap provides a rundown of the top stories from the week that was in Missouri business:

Boeing Seeks Alternative Airliner Assembly Site, Missouri To Join Bidding

Boeing opened the search for a place to build its 777X airliner after the Northwest machinists union rejected a contract proposal that would have ensured that the plane would be assembled in Seattle. Read more

Senate Committee Supports Medicaid ‘Transformation,’ Rejects Expansion

Republican state senators held firm to their position that Medicaid in Missouri must be overhauled before it is expanded, prompting Democrats to walk out of a work session on the health care law. Read more

Nixon Calls For Border War Truce

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called for a moratorium on using tax incentives to shuffle companies across the state line in the Kansas City metropolitan area, saying the border war for businesses is “terrible” for the local economy. Read more

Missouri Regulators, Ameren Agree On Solar Rebate Expansion

The Missouri Public Service Commission approved an agreement between Ameren, representatives of the solar industry and other groups that defines how much the utility must pay out in solar rebates under the state’s green power law. Read more

Missouri Raises Minimum Wage To $7.50 An Hour For 2014

The Missouri Department of Labor has announced that the 2014 minimum wage will be $7.50 per hour, effective Jan. 1. That’s up from a state minimum wage of $7.35 in 2013. Read more


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