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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Centene Corporation plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson. The company says the center will bring up to 200 jobs to the St. Louis suburb. Centene chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff says the company chose Ferguson as a way to help it recover from the unrest caused by Michael Brown's shooting last month.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Customers will soon pay more to use electricity supplied by Kansas City Power & Light. The Missouri Public Service Commission says bills will be going up starting this month to account for higher fuel costs for the Kansas City-based utility. KCP&L's Greater Missouri Operations serves about 313,000 homes and businesses in the state.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce says it's making strides toward meeting its top goals. The goals include moving the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to a new downtown location. The chamber noted in its most recent update that a site adjacent to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has been selected. Chamber President & CEO Jim Heeter says he's pleased with the results.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A monthly economic survey index for Midwestern and Plains states rose slightly in August. A survey report issued today says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index inched up to 57.2 last month from 57.0 in July. The survey covers Missouri and eight other states.

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