The "Missouri First" initiative would allow the Department of Economic Development to exceed normal tax credit caps for established Missouri businesses that chose to expand. Gov. Nixon said current tax incentives often make no distinction between longtime Missouri employers and out-of-state companies looking to relocate.
The former USS Missouri, now a museum known as the Battleship Missouri Memorial, has been undergoing maintenance and repairs since October.
One of the finalists is a team of researchers based at Washington University in St. Louis. Their proposed mission would send a lander to the Moon to collect samples.
The National Association of Realtors said its seasonally adjusted index of sales contracts fell 16 percent from October to November, ending nine months of gains. In October, buyers raced to get contracts signed in time to take advantage of a tax credit for first-time homeowners.
The Nexus One joins about 20 other mobile devices that already run on Android, the mobile operating system that Google introduced in 2007 to make it easier to connect to its services and other Web sites away from home or the office.