On Wednesday, 14 months after their restaurant was destroyed in a gas explosion and fire, brothers Jimmy and David Frantze announced they will reopen JJs in late summer on the very Plaza Vista development site that for eight years had caused them so much grief. Were coming back from the ashes, Jimmy Frantze said.
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.
Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. A surprise drop in new home sales also weighed on the broader market.
The Florida-based low-cost carrier will offer daily nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Dallas, Detroit and Las Vegas starting Aug 7. It will add Houston on Aug. 8. Kansas City will be the 56th city added to Spirit’s route network.
The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.
The layoffs, announced in January, have triggered severance and related costs totaling $180 million, or $15 million more than previously reported. The $15 million cost will be included in the companys first-quarter results, which will be released next week.
One rally Thursday will be outside the Staples at 8450 N.W. Prairie View Road in the Zona Rosa shopping center in Kansas City, and the other will be at the Staples at 11880 W. 95th St. in Overland Park. The postal workers union opposes the program because it replaces well-paid union workers with low-wage non-union workers.
The number of job cuts announced at Cessna Aircraft and Beechcraft on Wednesday were in line with or lower than experts expectations. About 750 full-time and contract employees at Cessna Aircraft and Beechcraft including about 575 in Kansas received 60-day layoff notices on Wednesday, Textron Aviation said.
The firm plans to lease 65,000 square feet in the building at 4800 Main St. The building was bought in January by Mariner Real Estate Management LLC of Leawood. It lost its main tenant last summer when the Chicago Mercantile Exchange halted operations there, ending more than a century of grain trading in Kansas City.
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.
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.
Starwood's first-quarter net income declined 36 percent compared with last year when it booked some big asset sales, but it easily beat Wall Street expectations for profit and revenue.
A labor union for 2,200 workers at submarine maker Electric Boat has agreed to a new, five-year contract through 2019 that includes annual pay raises of 3 percent or more.
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.