Brothers Jimmy and David Frantze have signed a lease in the new Plaza Vista, 900 W. 48th Place, just west of the Country Club Plaza. They hope to reopen JJ’s in late summer. About 90 percent of the former JJ’s employees are expected to rejoin the restaurant.
The metros first Skechers Factory Outlet Store is scheduled to open June 13 in Overland Park. In other news, Freddys Frozen Custard & Steakburgers plans to open another restaurant in Olathe, and Kiss co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have set an April 29 opening for Rock & Brews in Overland Park and a May 29 fundraiser.
The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including media outlets that target more of the black community in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking, according to a brief filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday.
The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.
A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.
Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first such streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon Prime members some classic TV like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire."
Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division.
Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.
The Kansas City Tax Increment Financing Commission supports a $41.9 million TIF request for the proposed expansion of the engineering firm’s headquarters on the former Beth Shalom Synagogue site at 9400 Wornall Road.
We may not be as red-hot as Denver and Portland, Ore., but Kansas City is holding its own when it comes to attracting the Millennial generation, thanks to a vibrant cultural life and inexpensive living. The reasons why many young adults like Kansas City reverberate with other generations.
Scott Samuelsons recent Wall Street Journal piece titled Would you hire Socrates? challenges the myth that studying humanities doesnt pay. This finding reflects my experience with the U.S. Army, but I seek to emphasize something greater than an economic advantage. The more practical advantage gained from a liberal arts education is preparation for leadership.
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.
The Fairbanks City Council has rejected a labor contract for the second time in two weeks.
Virginia's largest industrial employer signed an agreement with Old Dominion University on Wednesday to allow some of its apprentices to earn a bachelor's degree while they complete their apprenticeship program.
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.