Rob Magee spent three decades working in food and beverage for top area hotels. But on the side he entered and won barbecue championships across the country. Now he’s ready to showcase his passion in a new barbecue restaurant called Q39, scheduled to open in early April.
The restaurant opened nearly eight years ago at 6700 W. 135th St. But the owners want to concentrate on expanding their Nick & Jake’s concept. A Nick & Jake’s is set to open next month just south of the Country Club Plaza.
The maker of OxyContin says it has completed testing of an abuse-resistant version of the painkiller hydrocodone, a surprise development that could derail sales of the recently launched Zohydro, a powerful pain medication that has been heavily criticized for lacking such safeguards.
The company behind the addictive blockbuster game "Candy Crush Saga" believes it could raise nearly $613 million in an initial public offering.
Google is betting that good things will happen to Credit Karma, an online service that provides consumers with free copies of the credit scores that define their financial reputations.
In Washington, Masayoshi Son promised price wars and faster Internet service in return for a little regulatory flexibility. Known as a blunt and sharp-elbowed maverick, the 56-year-old Tokyo businessman is on a mission to revitalize Sprint, which has been losing subscribers as T-Mobile has been adding them.
President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers, a White House official said.
The Department of Health and Human Services had hoped 94,400 people in Missouri would have signed up for health insurance by Feb. 28. It reported that 74,469, or 78.9 percent of its goal, actually did. The department had set a goal of 42,400 sign-ups in Kansas, but 29,309, or 69.1 percent, did so.
Consideration of a plan by the Crossroads Academy, a downtown charter school, to double its size so it can accommodate middle school students was delayed Wednesday by a city development agency. The Kansas City Tax Increment Financing Commission postponed consideration of the schools request for $5.5 million in TIF assistance until March 24. The delay was required because a late amendment filed in an effort to satisfy objections to the proposal.
A developer is proposing a $78 million office tower at 46th Terrace and Pennsylvania Avenue, the first new office project pitched for the Country Club Plaza area since a controversial plan fell through three years ago. The 12-story building is being pursued by Block Real Estate Services for a 1.5-acre location where the firm had proposed a hotel project last year.
Sooner or later, you hear it in some conversation about how things just arent what they used to be. Kids these days! Dumb, lazy, disrespectful, unpatriotic, promiscuous, drug-addled and on and on. Lets call a truce in the war between the generations. After all, the young have to make their way in a world and economy created by their parents and elders.
The Affordable Care Act has caused confusion. It is a significant departure from what has been the American health care payment system, and it depends on nearly all of us to participate so that we can begin to see how it benefits us all. There is still time. Enroll today.
The new chairman of Sprint Corp. says that if the U.S. government will let him take over T-Mobile, hell declare a price war that would revolutionize the American mobile market in the same way he overturned Japans.
Here are the characteristics of the sex trade in the eight cities studied in the Urban Institute report:
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.