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Highlights magazine for kids is finally going digital

Highlights for Children, the magazine’s publisher, has turned to San Francisco startup Fingerprint Digital to help it connect with a mobile generation. Fingerprint will help develop and distribute at least three Highlights applications over the course of the companies’ four-year partnership.

Business

Sprint chairman confident even as T-Mobile passes it in subscribers

Investors reflected the rediscovered confidence of Masayoshi Son, whose Tokyo-based company controls Sprint. Shares of the Kansas City area company surged nearly 7 percent on improvements in retaining customers and attracting phone subscribers, despite Sprint slipping to No. 4 behind T-Mobile in total customers nationally.

Development

Homebuilding in the Kansas City area picked up in June

Area homebuilders enjoyed their busiest June in nearly eight years, helped by an increase in the number of first-time buyers entering the market. Builders took out permits for 433 single-family homes during June, up from 364 a year ago, the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said.

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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.

Cityscape

Restaurant inspections for Kansas and Kansas City for Aug. 4

Area food establishments with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Jazz a Louisiana Kitchen in KCK, To the Hoop Bar & Grill, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in KCK, On the Go, Amigo’s Grill & Cantina, Chai Shai, Anita’s, Johnny Cascone’s, China Wok, Parallel BP, Santora’s Pizza, Sonic Drive-in in Overland Park, Sully’s Pub, Sushi Mido and Twisted in Shawnee.

Drink coffee, make art at new NKC shop

Luna Coffeehouse/Dare to Dabble at 1329 Swift St. combines a coffee shop, small bar serving mixed drinks and wine, retail shop with products by local artists, and a place to create art in group settings or in an open studio.

Homebuilding in the Kansas City area picked up in June

Area homebuilders enjoyed their busiest June in nearly eight years, helped by an increase in the number of first-time buyers entering the market. Builders took out permits for 433 single-family homes during June, up from 364 a year ago, the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said.

Drink coffee, make art at new NKC shop

Luna Coffeehouse/Dare to Dabble at 1329 Swift St. combines a coffee shop, small bar serving mixed drinks and wine, retail shop with products by local artists, and a place to create art in group settings or in an open studio.

Homebuilding in the Kansas City area picked up in June

Area homebuilders enjoyed their busiest June in nearly eight years, helped by an increase in the number of first-time buyers entering the market. Builders took out permits for 433 single-family homes during June, up from 364 a year ago, the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said.

Are you excited about a coming raise? Don’t be

The Employment Cost Index rose at its slowest pace since records began in 1982, just 0.2 percent. In the past year, the index is up only an anemic 2 percent. Just three months ago, it was up 2.6 percent in the previous 12 months.

Today's Market

Board games can take the boredom out of summer

In the realm of board games that teach kids about money, entrepreneurship and business smarts, Monopoly, The Game of Life and Payday are the three classics. But a few other products that are part game, part teaching tool can be found on toy store shelves.

Highlights magazine for kids is finally going digital

Highlights for Children, the magazine’s publisher, has turned to San Francisco startup Fingerprint Digital to help it connect with a mobile generation. Fingerprint will help develop and distribute at least three Highlights applications over the course of the companies’ four-year partnership.

Board games can take the boredom out of summer

In the realm of board games that teach kids about money, entrepreneurship and business smarts, Monopoly, The Game of Life and Payday are the three classics. But a few other products that are part game, part teaching tool can be found on toy store shelves.

Highlights magazine for kids is finally going digital

Highlights for Children, the magazine’s publisher, has turned to San Francisco startup Fingerprint Digital to help it connect with a mobile generation. Fingerprint will help develop and distribute at least three Highlights applications over the course of the companies’ four-year partnership.

Contests

Enter for your chance to be 1 of 3 winners of a $100 Visa Gift Card Courtesy of the Ethnic Enrichment Festival August 21st through August 23rd at Swope Park in Kansas City, MO. Adults are just $3 and Kids 12 & under are free!

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Today's Circulars

Marvin Carolina Jr.: Three characteristics of successful small-business owners

Successful small-business owners are as different in personality as they are in appearance. Some of them are risk-takers and some are risk-averse. Some organized and some not. But from years of observing and training business owners across the country, I have found that successful small-business owners do share three characteristics.

Travelers CEO to step down in December, cites health issues

The Travelers Cos. Inc. says that Chairman and CEO Jay S. Fishman will step down as CEO on Dec. 1 due to health problems. The company said Alan D. Schnitzer, head of the insurance company's business and international insurance unit, will succeed Fishman as CEO.

Marvin Carolina Jr.: Three characteristics of successful small-business owners

Successful small-business owners are as different in personality as they are in appearance. Some of them are risk-takers and some are risk-averse. Some organized and some not. But from years of observing and training business owners across the country, I have found that successful small-business owners do share three characteristics.

Travelers CEO to step down in December, cites health issues

The Travelers Cos. Inc. says that Chairman and CEO Jay S. Fishman will step down as CEO on Dec. 1 due to health problems. The company said Alan D. Schnitzer, head of the insurance company's business and international insurance unit, will succeed Fishman as CEO.

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Drink coffee, make art at new NKC shop

Luna Coffeehouse/Dare to Dabble at 1329 Swift St. combines a coffee shop, small bar serving mixed drinks and wine, retail shop with products by local artists, and a place to create art in group settings or in an open studio.