For the past two years, Teresa Heinz has been holding deep discussions with the Heinz Endowments' board of directors and its top executive about who among the next generation of her family would lead the foundation built on the fortunes of Pittsburgh's H.J. Heinz Co. ketchup empire.
Toxic chemicals used in everyday products such as household cleaners, clothing and furniture have been linked to serious illnesses, including cancer, infertility, diabetes and Parkinson's disease. Under current law, only a small fraction of chemicals used in these products have been reviewed for safety.
A new study finds that Lego sets have become more violent over the last three decades. The study looked at the number of weapons included in Lego kits produced since 1978. It found “exponential increases of violence over time.”
Hank Herrmann, chief executive of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. for 11 years, is retiring from the Overland Park-based mutual fund and money management company after a 45-year career there. He will be succeeded Aug. 1 by Philip J. Sanders, senior vice president and chief investment officer.
The Kansas City streetcar had to suspend service Monday afternoon after it experienced an issue with a track switch at Union Station. Shortly before 6 p.m., a streetcar that had come partially of the rails was pulled back onto the tracks by a tow truck. The streetcar resumed service shortly before 9 p.m.
Facebook uncovered no evidence that it suppressed news about conservative issues in its "trending topics" feature, the social media firm wrote Monday in a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D.
If the deal is approved, the seed business and North American headquarters would be in St. Louis. The merger would create an industry giant whose products include antibiotics, genetically modified crops and pesticides.
A Rockhurst University employee is seeking a class-action lawsuit against the school, saying it was reckless and willful in exposing personal identification data in W-2 forms to phishing scammers last month.
When it is finished, the approximately 130 acres of the former Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Prairie Village — bounded by 91st and 95th Streets and Roe and Nall avenues — will be transformed into single and multi-family dwellings, senior living and an inn with 5,000 square feet of retail, plus a park that will be the largest in northeast Johnson County.
Memorial Day practically screams for a cookout, especially in a grill-loving, barbecue-crazed town like Kansas City. That said, other affordable, patriotic weekend activities in and around the area could double as excellent learning opportunities for the kids.