The Florida-based company plans to revamp its restaurants at 2800 W. 53rd St. in Fairway and 12040 Blue Valley Parkway in Overland Park by late summer. The restaurants will be open during the remodeling. First Watch also plans to reopen its North Kansas City restaurant at 409 Armour Road by the end of the year.
Skechers USA Inc. will open its first area Skechers Factory Outlet Store. The Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based company plans a June 13 opening for the store at 6740 W. 119th St. The store will carry Skechers fashion and lifestyle footwear for the family, as well as work footwear for men and women.
The maker of Cheerios and Chex cereals and such brands as Bisquick and Betty Crocker has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities such as Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest, or interact with it in a variety of other ways. It even suggests that buying its products would bind consumers to those terms.
Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday.
Alibaba Group — a Chinese e-commerce behemoth — has decided to go public in the U.S. after months of speculation that it would list in Hong Kong. The company could raise up to $15 billion at an estimated valuation of up to $200 billion. The prospect of a blockbuster IPO for Alibaba is already igniting the kind of frenzied investor interest that swirled around Facebook in 2012 and Twitter in 2013.
Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.
Downtown Kansas City scored a triple play when two apartment projects totaling more than 300 units won incentives necessary to begin work and a plan to double the size of the Crossroads Academy charter school was approved.
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.
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.
A new Christian-themed mud run has added an unusual twist to the barbed wire and flames that have become commonplace at similar events.
New students at Southern Illinois University won't be paying more for tuition this fall.
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.