Black Friday fever cools a bit

Reports from around Kansas City — and across the country — indicate that Black Friday is losing some of its frenzy as sales are rolled out earlier in the month and more shopping is done online.


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.

Black Friday fever cools a bit

Black Friday deals are starting earlier in November, taking some of the frenzy out of the day after Thanksgiving

It is still one of the biggest shopping days of the year

Some shoppers headed out at midmorning Friday, after the initial rush

Today's Market

Trading tool for toys clears household clutter

KidsTrade app, launched in October, allows kids to trade or sell stuff they no longer want to friends

Consider it a Craigslist or eBay for children

Safety features on the app keep parents in control

Technology reshapes visits to the bank

ATMs are moving inside some branches, replacing tellers

Employees shift their focus to a more personal face-time approach

Drive-through lanes offer a video chat with “video agents” miles away


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