The Daily Meal, a website covering food and drink topics, has listed Americas 50 Best Coffee Shops. Topekas PTs was No. 9 on the list. PTs recently took over the Crossroads Coffeehouse at 310 Southwest Blvd. in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District.
Movie theaters are facing increased competition for consumers entertainment dollars, but a seven-figure renovation of the 18-year-old AMC Town Center 20 in Leawood is designed to get consumers off the couch and into the theaters by elevating the experience.
Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data. Major U.S. stock indexes notched their third day of gains in a row. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies posting big gains.
Ten of the Fed’s 12 regions, including Kansas City, reported an increase in economic activity, according to the Beige Book survey. In most places, the Fed described the improvement as “modest or moderate.” Only Cleveland and St. Louis reported slower growth.
IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets.
The company sent out questionnaires this week to businesses in the market who had indicated they wanted to buy service through Google Fiber. In the notice sent to those businesses, Google Fiber said it would connect a limited number of small businesses to its network in the next few months.
The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City will release the report Monday. The study, led by Barbara Kerry, a professor at the University of Kansas, included online surveys and focus groups. It determined that lack of awareness about opportunities and inconvenient meeting times are among barriers to women’s involvement.
In a 5-2 decision, the court ruled that employees no longer have to prove that workers’ compensation claims were the exclusive cause for their dismissal in order to win lawsuits alleging retaliation. Instead, the court said employees must show only that workers’ compensation claims were a contributing factor in the subsequent dismissal from their job.
The $35 million Lee’s Summit project, called Residences at New Longview, is planned for Kessler Drive and Longview Road near the New Longview retail center. Construction is expected to begin on the Village West complex this summer and be completed in about a year.
The new 60,000-square-foot operation will serve LightEdge, a cloud computing, co-location and managed services company based in Des Moines. The 21-employee operation is the anchor tenant for what’s being called the Subtropolis Technology Center.
A recent local case demonstrates that employers responsibilities for addressing harassment in the workplace extend beyond the individuals who collect a paycheck from the company. Objectionable behavior by customers, subcontractors, vendors and others could be employers problem, too.
Rising inequality could lead to an unsustainable use of resources and the collapse of global industrial civilization. The stark warning is based on a sound observation: Over the course of history, the collapse of advanced, complex societies is quite common. Although civilizations can last centuries, in reality theyre fragile and impermanent.
Asian stock markets were subdued on Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.
The New York Comptroller's Office reports stopping more than $24 million in questionable personal income tax refunds so far this year, saying it has found 7,482 improper filings, up 18 percent from last year.
It was a safe bet that Cerner Corp. would once again lead the The Stars rankings as the regions top-performing public company. Cerner, the nations second-largest company that helps hospitals and doctors offices convert paper files into computerized medical records, is in a sweet spot. Other top-ranked companies here do business in areas that have an edge: energy, rail transit and online government services.
The already-hefty pay packages of many public-company executives bulged last year, thanks to higher values of their company stocks. Million-dollar base salaries as paid to Cerner Corp. CEO Neal Patterson (pictured) and Waddell & Reed Financial CEO Hank Herrmann are only the beginning. For most of the bigger-company CEOs, stock awards, options and non-equity incentive compensation dwarf their base pay.