Missouri Business Headlines

Gov. Parson signs bill unlocking additional federal funding

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed House Bill 14, providing access to additional federal funds for Missouri, including Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars. “COVID-19 has had an overwhelming impact on our state, but we are already making great progress. This additional funding will be critical as we continue to respond, recover, and […]

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Health care workers to receive Pfizer’s vaccine starting this week

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Missouri’s first COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to happen this week as the federal government has given the green light to a vaccine developed by Pfizer. The FDA is allowing the vaccinations to begin under an emergency authorization. “Pfizer’s purpose is breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, and in our 171-year history there has never been a […]

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CDC updates guidance on quarantine length, testing, travel

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend a 14-day quarantine period for exposed “close contacts” of someone who has COVID-19. However, the agency announced two “acceptable alternative” approaches for close contacts on Dec. 2, based on extensive research and modeling. Without a test, quarantine may end 10 days after exposure if […]

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Push to stop COVID-19 lawsuits will continue in January

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Lawmakers have begun discussions toward shielding employers from opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits — all while it is now clear that Missouri will have to wait until January for progress on this critical issue. A Missouri Senate committee jump-started discussions on Dec. 1 by holding a hearing on the need to shield businesses, schools and health facilities […]

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New report finds Missourians lose $8B on rough & congested roadways yearly, highlights need for transportation investment

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A new report has found that drivers lose $8 billion yearly on Missouri’s roadways due to rough roads, congestion and lack of some safety features. In some areas, the cost is as high as $1,917 per driver. Increased investment is needed to improve transportation system conditions and safety, relieve congestion-related travel delays, and support long-term […]

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State of Missouri issues public health warning

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The State of Missouri has issued a Public Health Warning regarding COVID-19, which includes an advisory for businesses. The warning states that Missouri officials continue to take a balanced approach, but if Missourians do not slow the spread of the virus, we risk having our health care systems overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. “We do not need […]

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Gov. Parson takes action: Special session called on COVID-19 lawsuits

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is calling on lawmakers to take urgent action to address the problem of COVID-19 lawsuits. The governor has ordered a special legislative session as the wave of COVID-19 lawsuits continues to build. Since March, more than 1,000 COVID-19 lawsuits have been filed against employers across the nation. In response, many states […]

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Pigs fly! Midwest Cargo Hub Commission & State of Missouri Announce Global Livestock Hub at STL-Lambert

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A shipment of breeding pigs from Henderson, TN took off for Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday afternoon, representing the first load to utilize the Livestock Export and Inspection Facility (LEIF) at St. Louis-Lambert (STL). An increased demand for live animal cargo flights during COVID-19 positions St. Louis as an important central hub for live animal transport. […]

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Leading the apprenticeship revolution

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Workforce remains a vital concern for employers across Missouri. As the state seeks to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that more must be done to help workers upgrade their skills so they can become qualified for available jobs. A renewed focus on apprenticeship in Missouri is helping show how this traditional workforce training […]

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Incoming House Speaker calls for immediate action on COVID-19 liability

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Missouri House Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo has joined the call for immediate action on COVID-19 lawsuits in Missouri. In a Nov. 5 letter, Vescovo, the incoming Speaker of the Missouri House, asks Gov. Mike Parson to use a planned special session — which begins today — as an opportunity to also address the problem […]

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