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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.

Zona Rosa adds Cajun restaurant with St. Joseph ties

Bourbon Street, a new St. Joseph restaurant, plans a late summer opening in Zona Rosa. The Northland shopping center also added Francesca’s and Amelia’s Boutique to its roster and soon While Barn, a Limited Brand selling candles. Savers Thrift Store also has opened in the Northland and a new Weston bakery opens in July.

Developers to break ground Tuesday for Whole Foods Market next to UMKC

The three-acre project south of East 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street will include a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market topped by five stories of luxury apartments and a six-story parking garage, plus the UMKC Counseling, Health and Testing Center, which is moving from 4825 Troost Ave.

The wolves of Jeff City: Sexual harassment at the Capitol

A Capitol culture dominated by men in a small city where most lawmakers are far from home has fostered a culture fueled by drinking and a sensibility of sexism. In interviews with the Star, women who work in and with the General Assembly say they’re regularly harassed.

Zona Rosa adds Cajun restaurant with St. Joseph ties

Bourbon Street, a new St. Joseph restaurant, plans a late summer opening in Zona Rosa. The Northland shopping center also added Francesca’s and Amelia’s Boutique to its roster and soon While Barn, a Limited Brand selling candles. Savers Thrift Store also has opened in the Northland and a new Weston bakery opens in July.

Developers to break ground Tuesday for Whole Foods Market next to UMKC

The three-acre project south of East 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street will include a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market topped by five stories of luxury apartments and a six-story parking garage, plus the UMKC Counseling, Health and Testing Center, which is moving from 4825 Troost Ave.

The wolves of Jeff City: Sexual harassment at the Capitol

A Capitol culture dominated by men in a small city where most lawmakers are far from home has fostered a culture fueled by drinking and a sensibility of sexism. In interviews with the Star, women who work in and with the General Assembly say they’re regularly harassed.

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Keep an eye on the fine print before you click

Failing to read and understand the terms and conditions statement of online retailers can be hazardous to your financial health. You could be incurring expensive charges, and unknowingly be agreeing to dispensing personal information and relinquishing certain consumer rights.

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: What is your business worth?

If you have no plans of selling your business, when you retire you will need to replace the income you receive from your business with another income stream. Or you may intend to sell but no time soon. Whether you plan to sell in the near future, in the distant future, or not at all, I suggest running your business as if you intend to sell it. So you have to know what it is worth.

Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.

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.

Marvin Carolina Jr.: What is your business worth?

If you have no plans of selling your business, when you retire you will need to replace the income you receive from your business with another income stream. Or you may intend to sell but no time soon. Whether you plan to sell in the near future, in the distant future, or not at all, I suggest running your business as if you intend to sell it. So you have to know what it is worth.

Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.

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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New federal rules to boost overtime pay for millions

Under the regulations, private-sector workers who make up to $50,400 a year will be guaranteed the right to earn additional pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. Currently, only workers who make $23,660 a year, or less than $455 a week, have those same protections.