As the signing deadline nears, Missouri’s marijuana legalization campaign looks for money, recruiter | marijuana

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s campaign to fully legalize marijuana said this week that it needs twice as many signatures as it has already collected to guarantee a spot in the Nov. 8 vote. The Legal Missouri 2022 campaign has about 170,000 valid signatures from across the state to submit by May 8 in about three … Read more

Bahrain-based investors are negotiating the purchase of AC Milan

A Bahrain-based private equity firm is in exclusive talks to buy seven-time European champions AC Milan and become the Italian league’s first investor in the Middle East, a person familiar with the process said. The Investcorp takeover could result in the Series A leader being sold for around €1 billion ($1.1 billion), the person told … Read more

Nicklaus: New Centene CEO inherits a strong culture with a mandate for change | David Nicklaus

It’s difficult to follow the late Michael Neidoff, but no one expects new Centene CEO Sarah London to follow the same script. Neidorff was a master builder who created a $130 billion healthcare behemoth through acquisitions and aggressive expansion. Analysts see London, which took over the top post 16 days before Neidorff’s death at the … Read more

3 known Chelsea offers remain after Cubs owners ditched buyout plan

Chicago Cubs owners dropped interest in buying Chelsea, leaving three remaining bids for the Premier League club’s forced sale by sanctioned Russian owner Roman Abramovich. The bid was spearheaded by Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts but faced opposition from Chelsea fans over anti-Islamic comments by his father Joe, which appeared in leaked emails three years ago. … Read more

Minor league report: Gorman, Yepez Homer for second straight night; Tovalin’s walk-off blast nearly prevents no-hitter | Minor Leagues

From timely home runs to sustained solid outings on the mound, all four of the Cardinals’ minor league affiliates were in action Thursday. These are some of Cardinals minor leagues notable performances on Thursday: Second Baseman Nolan Gorman, Class AAA Memphis: The 21-year-old hit a homer for the second night in a row when he … Read more

Unemployment rates in Kentucky fell in March | health

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The unemployment rate fell in Kentucky last month, the state reported. The state’s interim jobless rate was 4% in March, down 0.2 percentage points from February and down 0.7 percentage points from a year earlier, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The civilian … Read more

Live Updates | Russia promises to step up missile attacks

MOSCOW – Russia’s defense ministry on Friday promised to increase “the scale of missile attacks” on Kyiv in response to “Ukraine’s diversions into Russian territory.” The statement comes a day after Russian authorities accused Ukrainian forces of carrying out airstrikes on residential buildings in one of the country’s border regions with Ukraine, injuring seven people. … Read more