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Schweich spokesman Spence Jackson feared unemployment, suicide note says

Concern over a lack of job prospects may have convinced Spence Jackson to take his own life over the weekend, his final note suggests. “I’m so sorry,” the note said. “I just can’t take being unemployed again.” The note confirms what a Jackson friend told The Star Monday — that Jackson, 44, was worried about future employment after Tom Schweich committed suicide Feb. 26.

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Can the excitement of the Royals’ improbable 2014 playoff run be topped?

Clearing out the notebook from spring training with a last look at the singular magic of 2014, how much longer Ned Yost wants to manager, the sustaining advice Derek Jeter gave Mike Moustakas, and Yost’s indelible first impression of Salvador Perez.

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Sprint settles investor lawsuit for $131 million

The class action case, filed six years ago, involved accusations that Overland Park-based Sprint defrauded investors concerning its $36 billion merger with Nextel Communications. Both sides said the cost of continuing the courthouse battle wasn’t worth it.

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