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Jobless claims hit nine-month high

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in more than nine months, a sign harsh winter weather may be stalling the job market’s progress.

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Historic Kansas City presents preservation awards

Crossroads Academy of Kansas City charter school received the 2014 “best adapative reuse” honor from Historic Kansas City for turning a downtown building at 1015 Central St. into a school. The historic organization’s “best preservation practices” award went to the Cosby Hotel restoration at Ninth and Baltimore.

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Interactive report on Kansas City's downtown development boom

Downtown Kansas City’s rejuvenation is now rolling into a new era, with the start of the $100 million streetcar line on Main Street and 70 projects in areas that include Crown Center, the Crossroads Arts District, the Downtown Loop and River Market. We map the changes in an interactive report.

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Part-time hours disproportionately affect retail workers

According to a report by the National Employment Law Project, 9 percent of retail workers age 18 to 64 wanted full-time hours last year but could get only part-time work. In the workplace at large, 5 percent of all working adults were in the involuntary part-time category.

Tap room part of Olathe’s new Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market will feature the Lone Elm Tap Room. Other store features will include an in-house smoker for smoking meats, and full-service coffee and juice bars. A 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods planned by UMKC moves forward.

Part-time hours disproportionately affect retail workers

According to a report by the National Employment Law Project, 9 percent of retail workers age 18 to 64 wanted full-time hours last year but could get only part-time work. In the workplace at large, 5 percent of all working adults were in the involuntary part-time category.

Tap room part of Olathe’s new Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market will feature the Lone Elm Tap Room. Other store features will include an in-house smoker for smoking meats, and full-service coffee and juice bars. A 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods planned by UMKC moves forward.

Part-time hours disproportionately affect retail workers

According to a report by the National Employment Law Project, 9 percent of retail workers age 18 to 64 wanted full-time hours last year but could get only part-time work. In the workplace at large, 5 percent of all working adults were in the involuntary part-time category.

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Picking the best college, financially speaking

It’s crunch time as the acceptance letters and financial aid packages start to trickle in. But how do you size up — financially speaking — which college is offering the best deal among your favorites? The answer, experts say, lies in knowing the “net price.”

Picking the best college, financially speaking

It’s crunch time as the acceptance letters and financial aid packages start to trickle in. But how do you size up — financially speaking — which college is offering the best deal among your favorites? The answer, experts say, lies in knowing the “net price.”

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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