Almost 3,300 St. Louis-area residents have signed a petition to urge local regulators to allow ride-sharing businesses to operate in the city.
The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission is currently discussing whether to allow UberX, an app-based ride-sharing service, to enter the St. Louis market, which remains the largest metropolitan area in the country yet to permit UberX to operate.
The third-quarter report for Monsanto Co. was better than anticipated. Shares rose to $2.39, compared with $1.62 the year before. Read more here.
Dutch retailer Royal Ahold NV will merge with Belgian competitor Delhaize Group. Learn more here.
Ikea is raising the minimum wage for its U.S. workers by $1.11, or 10 percent, to $11.87, or $4.62 above the current federal wage rate. Find out more here.
-Will Buss, BND business writer