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Missouri schools must comply with COVID ruling to win treasurer approval of bond deals

If school districts want to take advantage of a lower interest rate on bonds, Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is requiring them to certify compliance with a recent court ruling targeting local health orders before his office will approve of the deal. Fitzpatrick detailed the decision he described as “unprecedented” in an interview Wednesday with Missourinet. […]

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Missouri Minute: H&R Block sues over Square name change; Post subsidiary opening St. Louis plant

Hello, MBA readers, A battle for the block is brewing. On Thursday, H&R Block used Twitter to announce it’s suing Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s other company — Block, Inc. Formerly known as Square, Inc., the payment technology company announced its new name earlier this month. In its trademark lawsuit, H&R Block, the Kansas City-based tax […]

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WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Small Business Strategies for 2022

Missouri Business Alert is hosting its final live Q&A of the year on Friday at noon to find out the trends small business owners should prepare for in 2022. The broadcast will cover topics including opportunities to leverage e-commerce, creative ways to retain workers amid a worker shortage, new tax considerations for 2022 and more. […]

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Missouri Minute: Bayer faces new suit over Monsanto deal; Cortex district adds tenants

Hello, MBA readers, Bayer’s string of unglück continues. The German pharmaceutical and life sciences company is facing a new lawsuit over its purchase of Creve Coeur-based Monsanto. Investors, irritated by the money Bayer has been forced to shell out in legal settlements over Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, are suing over claims that the company downplayed legal […]

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Amid economic disruptions, Missouri’s gender wage gap persists

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many economic norms in 2020, the gender wage gap persisted. Missouri women in the workforce earned about 79 cents for every dollar that working men earned in 2020, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Women working full-time jobs in Missouri had median weekly earnings […]

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Missouri revenue to hit record $11.4 billion in coming year, estimate shows

Missouri revenue collections will record another $1 billion surplus this year and a growing economy will produce record receipts in the coming year, data released Tuesday by Gov. Mike Parson’s office shows. Parson and legislative budget leaders released estimates for revenue in the year that begins July 1, 2022, showing revenues are expected to total […]

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Missouri Minute: Warehouse construction examined after tornado; St. Louis airport to offer flights to Germany

Hello, MBA readers, Following tornadoes Friday that killed dozens of people across five states, federal regulators are investigating workplaces where people lost their lives. In the St. Louis area, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the structural integrity of an Amazon warehouse that collapsed, killing six people. It was constructed using […]

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Missouri Minute: Kansas City Southern merger closes; Supreme Court seeks input in Roundup case

Hello, MBA readers, Canadian Pacific Railway announced Tuesday morning it has closed its acquisition of Kansas City Southern. Shareholders of the Kansas City-based railroad operator approved the $31 billion deal on Friday. The merger will create a railway system connecting Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, giving the joint company well over 20,000 miles of tracks. […]

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‘Chicken and egg’: EV infrastructure expansion complicated by uneven demand

Leaders in Missouri’s energy sector seem to be in agreement that electric vehicles are the future. But deciding where to invest in charging infrastructure is not easy. There are more than 2,000 public charging ports in Missouri, placing the state ninth in the country for available chargers, according to a report from the Missouri Energy […]

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Missouri Minute: Officials assess tornado destruction; USDA report raises family farm concerns

Hello, MBA readers, Rescue and relief efforts zeroed in on communities across Missouri and neighboring states over the weekend after tornadoes swept across the Midwest late Friday. The storms left six people dead when they damaged an Amazon fulfillment center in Edwardsville, Illinois, and killed at least two people in Missouri. First responders in Edwardsville […]