Daily business briefing: Larry Conners rejects KMOV's settlement offer

June 12, 2013 

BND

Recently fired KMOV-TV anchor Larry Conners has rejected a settlement offer from his former employer. According to the Riverfront Times, Conners said that his former bosses are blocking him from earning a living to support his family and that the settlement offer is one he cannot accept. His attorneys have filed a formal petition arguing that Conners was terminated without cause, in violation of his contract. To read more, go to http://www.riverfronttimes.com. ...

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Lawmakers are concerned about sweeping surveillance programs by U.S. spy agencies to the point that some are calling for them to end. Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Cable companies like Charter Communications are trying to keep their customers by ensuring they have access to exclusive content. In citing a Bloomberg report, the St. Louis Business Journal writes that Charter Chief Financial Officer Chris Winfrey said Charter is seeking to protect the existing pay-TV ecosystem. To find out more, go to http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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According to the Statistical Review of World Energy released Wednesday, BP PLC says the U.S. produced 8.9 million barrels a day, up 13.9 percent from 2011. Global oil production rose by 1.9 million barrels a day. To learn more, read http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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