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New retailers coming to the Country Club Plaza

Luxury eyewear retailer Barton Perreira plans to open in March. The Coveted Home interior design studio and home furnishings store will relocate from Prairie Village and plans a May opening on the Plaza. The previously announced Zoes Kitchen plans a March opening.

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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.

New retailers coming to the Country Club Plaza

Luxury eyewear retailer Barton Perreira plans to open in March. The Coveted Home interior design studio and home furnishings store will relocate from Prairie Village and plans a May opening on the Plaza. The previously announced Zoes Kitchen plans a March opening.

Missouri and Kansas focus on reducing unemployment benefit weeks

Missouri and Kansas already are among nine states that limit regular jobless benefits to fewer than the 26-week standard around the country. Legislators previously set the Missouri cap at 20 weeks and now seek to lower it to 13 weeks, based on the state’s unemployment rate of less than 6 percent.

New retailers coming to the Country Club Plaza

Luxury eyewear retailer Barton Perreira plans to open in March. The Coveted Home interior design studio and home furnishings store will relocate from Prairie Village and plans a May opening on the Plaza. The previously announced Zoes Kitchen plans a March opening.

Missouri and Kansas focus on reducing unemployment benefit weeks

Missouri and Kansas already are among nine states that limit regular jobless benefits to fewer than the 26-week standard around the country. Legislators previously set the Missouri cap at 20 weeks and now seek to lower it to 13 weeks, based on the state’s unemployment rate of less than 6 percent.

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Filling out the FAFSA has gotten easier — really

Since overhauling the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid several years ago, the U.S. Department of Education has continued to make tweaks. The most recent changes for 2015 clarified some definitions, color-coded some sections to make sure they’re not overlooked by students and parents, and provided more detailed instructions to certain questions.

Filling out the FAFSA has gotten easier — really

Since overhauling the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid several years ago, the U.S. Department of Education has continued to make tweaks. The most recent changes for 2015 clarified some definitions, color-coded some sections to make sure they’re not overlooked by students and parents, and provided more detailed instructions to certain questions.

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Keith Chrostowski: U.S. economy is finally on its way to health

Last year’s numbers show solid improvements in many key areas, although stubborn problems such as wage stagnation and tight credit still need to be handled. Bankers just aren’t approving enough loans, even to mortgage applicants with good credit records or entrepreneurs with good ideas and decent collateral.

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.

Keith Chrostowski: U.S. economy is finally on its way to health

Last year’s numbers show solid improvements in many key areas, although stubborn problems such as wage stagnation and tight credit still need to be handled. Bankers just aren’t approving enough loans, even to mortgage applicants with good credit records or entrepreneurs with good ideas and decent collateral.

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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