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Golden Ox joins the list of iconic Kansas City restaurants that are gone

When the Golden Ox Restaurant & Lounge in the West Bottoms closed Saturday night, it went the way of other iconic Kansas City restaurants like Italian Gardens and Stephenson’s Old Apple Farm Restaurant. But some longtime operations are showing no signs of slowing down. They are drawing their fourth generation of customers and expanding throughout the metro.

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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.

Workplace

Low-wage workers march for a better life

They raise their voices in protest on the streets of Kansas City, asking for better pay. Then they often go home to poverty, worrying about their car being repossessed or wondering if they can afford the next meal. To them, making $15 an hour would be a godsend.

Golden Ox joins the list of iconic Kansas City restaurants that are gone

When the Golden Ox Restaurant & Lounge in the West Bottoms closed Saturday night, it went the way of other iconic Kansas City restaurants like Italian Gardens and Stephenson’s Old Apple Farm Restaurant. But some longtime operations are showing no signs of slowing down. They are drawing their fourth generation of customers and expanding throughout the metro.

Low-wage workers march for a better life

They raise their voices in protest on the streets of Kansas City, asking for better pay. Then they often go home to poverty, worrying about their car being repossessed or wondering if they can afford the next meal. To them, making $15 an hour would be a godsend.

Golden Ox joins the list of iconic Kansas City restaurants that are gone

When the Golden Ox Restaurant & Lounge in the West Bottoms closed Saturday night, it went the way of other iconic Kansas City restaurants like Italian Gardens and Stephenson’s Old Apple Farm Restaurant. But some longtime operations are showing no signs of slowing down. They are drawing their fourth generation of customers and expanding throughout the metro.

Low-wage workers march for a better life

They raise their voices in protest on the streets of Kansas City, asking for better pay. Then they often go home to poverty, worrying about their car being repossessed or wondering if they can afford the next meal. To them, making $15 an hour would be a godsend.

Today's Market

Money Matters: What happens if you die without a will?

Nearly 60 percent of Americans currently die intestate — meaning they do not have a will. Most people believe that their property will automatically pass to their spouse, but under most intestacy laws, this is not the case.

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Ward A. Katz and Jerry Miller: Rapid apartment construction offers pitfalls, opportunities

The Kansas City area appears headed for an oversupply of multifamily housing, but owners and investors can take steps to safeguard their business, write Ward Katz and Jerry Miller, the co-founders of Signature/DRS Management LLC who recently combined their companies to provide multifamily management, lease-up and consulting services, as well as investment opportunities to qualified investors.

Ex Petrobras manager says she spoke with CEO about anomalies

President Dilma Rousseff on Monday sharply defended the chief executive officer of the Brazil's state-run oil company despite allegations she was told years ago about some of the irregularities that are ballooning into the nation's biggest corruption scheme yet.

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.

Ward A. Katz and Jerry Miller: Rapid apartment construction offers pitfalls, opportunities

The Kansas City area appears headed for an oversupply of multifamily housing, but owners and investors can take steps to safeguard their business, write Ward Katz and Jerry Miller, the co-founders of Signature/DRS Management LLC who recently combined their companies to provide multifamily management, lease-up and consulting services, as well as investment opportunities to qualified investors.

Ex Petrobras manager says she spoke with CEO about anomalies

President Dilma Rousseff on Monday sharply defended the chief executive officer of the Brazil's state-run oil company despite allegations she was told years ago about some of the irregularities that are ballooning into the nation's biggest corruption scheme yet.

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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Ruble crisis ripples through wheat market

As Russia’s currency extended a plunge to a record low against the dollar last week, the nation slowed grain shipments to preserve stockpiles and keep domestic prices in check. Russia is the fourth-largest exporter and the measures spurred hedge funds to triple their bets on higher prices.

TV News & Reviews

Dish Network dumps Fox News in contract spat

Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations. The Fox blackout is just the latest skirmish as cable and satellite TV providers fight with networks over subscription fees.

Business

Gasoline prices in the Kansas City area fall below $2 a gallon

QuikTrip, a big player in the area’s gasoline market, dropped its prices to $1.99 Friday morning at its stations on the Missouri side of the state line. The higher gasoline tax in Kansas pushed prices at QuikTrip stores there to about $2.07. Several ConocoPhillips stations in the area also were posting prices below $2.