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Downtown businesses rail at Kansas City’s streetcar snarl

During the holidays, businesses that hoped to attract new patrons are now trying just to retain their loyal clientele. They knew it would be inconvenient, but they say this is worse than the city originally described. The problem: Instead of just putting in streetcar track, like some other cities, Kansas City is also replacing water and sewer lines, most of them more than 100 years old.

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Lighter energy prices should brighten the holidays for consumers

Gasoline prices have dropped about $1 a gallon from this year’s peak. Prices for natural gas, the most-used home heating fuel in the Midwest, also are far less than they were a few years ago. And prices of propane, popular in small towns and farms in Missouri and Kansas, are shaking off the volatility they showed last winter and appear headed for a much calmer period.

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Ford’s new aluminum F-150 to get pickup-best 26 mpg

Fuel economy is a key data point for the new F-150, which is arriving at dealerships this month. Ford shaved 700 pounds off the weight of the truck by switching the body from steel to lightweight aluminum, a dramatic change for the best-selling vehicle in the U.S.

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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.

JoyceKC: New breakfast/lunch spot for south KC, new cupcake shop for east side

Steak & Eggs, a locally owned breakfast and lunch restaurant, is taking the former Waid’s/Ariana spot in Watts Mill Center. Cupcakin cupcake shop is now open weekends in Gates Plaza. The New York Times lists the most iconic dishes for Kansas and Missouri. Missouri is No. 3 in the “Top 20 States That Love Green-Bean Casserole.”

Downtown businesses rail at Kansas City’s streetcar snarl

During the holidays, businesses that hoped to attract new patrons are now trying just to retain their loyal clientele. They knew it would be inconvenient, but they say this is worse than the city originally described. The problem: Instead of just putting in streetcar track, like some other cities, Kansas City is also replacing water and sewer lines, most of them more than 100 years old.

JoyceKC: New breakfast/lunch spot for south KC, new cupcake shop for east side

Steak & Eggs, a locally owned breakfast and lunch restaurant, is taking the former Waid’s/Ariana spot in Watts Mill Center. Cupcakin cupcake shop is now open weekends in Gates Plaza. The New York Times lists the most iconic dishes for Kansas and Missouri. Missouri is No. 3 in the “Top 20 States That Love Green-Bean Casserole.”

Downtown businesses rail at Kansas City’s streetcar snarl

During the holidays, businesses that hoped to attract new patrons are now trying just to retain their loyal clientele. They knew it would be inconvenient, but they say this is worse than the city originally described. The problem: Instead of just putting in streetcar track, like some other cities, Kansas City is also replacing water and sewer lines, most of them more than 100 years old.

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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.

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