Trade groups forecast a strong holiday season for retailers

Sales in November and December are expected to rise 3.7 percent to $630.5 billion, a bigger jump than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent but less than last year’s 4.1 percent gain, the National Retail Federation said. Online holiday-related sales will be up even more than store sales — between 6 and 8 percent to about $105 billion.


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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Letters warn retired Teamsters of big pension cuts

Any reorganization of the decades-old Central States Pension Fund would take months

Members of Kansas City local plan to rally Saturday and protest the efforts to cut their pensions

A reorganization could serve as a model for other retirement plans with similar financial problems