5 things you don't need to know but might want to
Three Missouri cities ranked in the top 100 smartest cities in the U.S., and guess what: St. Louis was not one of them. Rolla, Missouri’s top-ranking city, came in at No. 19, Columbia at No. 41, and Kansas City at No. 85. The study by San Franciso-based Luminosity took into account five cognitive areas (memory, processing speed, flexibility, attention and problem solving), based on the results of brain-training games. According to the study, Lafayette, Ind., is the nation’s smartest city.
Who's likely to replace Haith at Mizzou?
Texas-El Paso and former NBA coach Tim Floyd and Central Missouri coach Kim Anderson, who served on Mizzou coach Norm Stewart's staff for 11 seasons, are likely replacements for Frank Haith, who resigned as Mizzou men's basketball's head coach to go to Tulsa.
Mizzou is using a search firm, according to the Kansas City Star.
“The next time that I would talk to you, after this today, will be when we introduce our next head coach,” Mizzou Athletic Director Mike Alden said Friday in a news…
Citigroup shareholders OK CEO pay
During its meeting in St. Louis Tuesday, Citigroup Inc.'s shareholders voted by an 85 percent margin to approve the pay packages of CEO Michael Corbat and other top executives.
The approval was a vote of confidence for Corbat in a year in which Citigroup has suffered several setbacks, the Wall Street Journal reports. Corbat's 2013 pay was calculated at $14.5 million.
During the two-hour meeting, shareholders generally showed Citigroup's management signs of support, the WSJ reports. All of the…
Entrepreneur Of The Year names St. Louis finalists
EY on Tuesday announced its finalists for the Entrepreneur Of the Year 2014 award, including seven from the St. Louis area.
The awards recognize entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas including innovation and financial performance.
Award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala on June 19 at the Sheraton Overland Park hotel in Overland Park, Kan.
The St. Louis finalists are:
John Pantanella, President and CEO, Chemline Inc. Robert O'Loughlin, CEO,…
Nixon: Tax bill has big flaw
The Missouri House has sent Gov. Jay Nixon yet another tax-cut bill. This one, worth $620 million, would cut income taxes for individuals by 0.5 percent and allow a 25 percent deduction for business income on personal tax returns, to be phased in by 2017.
But Nixon on Tuesday pointed to a part of the bill he said would eliminate taxes on income of more than $9,000, according to the Joplin Globe.
“Once this legislation is fully phased in, the top bracket ‘shall be eliminated,’” Nixon said,…