Columbia, MO – The University of Missouri has decided to remain in the Big 12 Conference - for now.
The Board of Curators wrapped up a two-day meeting Friday without taking any action to leave the conference. System president Gary Forsee repeated a commitment to the Big 12, but also for the first time mentioned future steps the university could take.
St. Louis – Ameren UE is asking the state of Missouri for permission to generate about $12 million through a rate increase for its natural gas customers.
The utility said in a statement Friday that it needs the additional revenue to cover more than $54 million in upgrades to its natural gas infrastructure, including new service lines and meters. The rate increase would add $87 a year to a person's gas bill.
St. Louis – The union representing 2,500 workers at Boeing's Defense, Space and Security plant in St. Louis is recommending that its members reject the latest contract offer from the aerospace company, setting the stage for a possible strike.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837 will vote on the contract Sunday, but workers wouldn't walk the picket lines immediately. Union president Gordon King would have to notify Boeing seven days before workers strike.