Applebee’s to move headquarters to California, lay off some area employees

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurants, the highly successful Kansas City area dining chain, is moving its headquarters to California. The move is expected to trigger layoffs from among the roughly 220 employees at the Applebee’s International Inc. headquarters in Kansas City, according to a report from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Vahe Gregorian

Future looked, felt bleak for NFL in St. Louis as preseason ended

This Governor’s Cup game between the Chiefs and Rams might have been for keeps, the trophy perhaps to be held in perpetuity by the winner if the Rams get NFL approval for owner Stan Kroenke’s scheme to move them back to California.

Judging the Royals

Here’s what’s wrong with Johnny Cueto

A couple days ago I asked what was wrong with Johnny Cueto and immediately had to admit I didn’t know the answer. Cueto has scuffled in his last three starts and a lot of people would like to know why. On Wednesday afternoon, I got to talk to a guy who might actually know what’s going on with Cueto — Royals pitching coach, Dave Eiland. According to Dave, the reason Johnny’s been struggling lately is pretty simple; Cueto’s front shoulder has been flying open.

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Labor Day drivers will pay lowest gasoline prices since 2004

It has been more than a decade since U.S. drivers paid so little to fuel up for that last road trip of summer. The national average price of gasoline this Labor Day weekend will be its lowest at this time of year since 2004, a result of low oil prices and a quiet hurricane season that has allowed refineries to churn out gasoline and diesel. Kansas City area prices at the pump average $2.35 a gallon going into the weekend.

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