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

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Boeing is offering buyouts to some of its nonunion employees in the St. Louis region. The company sent an email yesterday to 12,000 workers announcing that voluntary buyouts would be offered. The email says the buyouts are an effort to reduce costs in what the company called the "toughest business environment in a generation."

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A medical examiner is working to determine what caused the death of a man whose body was found inside a truck in a pond in northern Kansas City. Police say the body was that of Vincent Reynolds. The pickup truck was discovered Monday evening at the apartment complex where Reynolds lived.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Governor Jay Nixon's administration says it has exceeded a goal to reduce Missouri's energy consumption. Nixon signed an executive order in 2009 setting a target of a 2 percent annual reduction in energy use for each of the next 10 years for some state buildings. The administration office says Missouri already has reduced its energy use by 22.5 percent. It says that equals an annualized decline of 4.45 percent.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Sales for some business in the Laclede's Landing area of the St. Louis riverfront are down. Merchants are blaming construction. A massive construction project called CityArchRiver 2015 is remaking the area around the Gateway Arch. Some merchants say sales have dropped 50 percent.

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