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KU hospital and medical school plan major reorganization

The University of Kansas hospital and medical school will undergo their first major reorganization in 17 years in response to changes in health care, even though the hospital’s future is threatened unless Kansas expands its Medicaid services, the Kansas Board of Regents heard.

Technology

Sprint is hit with ‘cramming’ lawsuit by federal consumer bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, asserting its power to pursue consumers’ money interests broadly, alleges that Overland Park-based Sprint collected tens of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges on customers’ bills. Sprint defended its billing systems against the charges and said it was disappointed that the consumer bureau chose to sue.

Entertainment

Sony cancels release of ‘The Interview’ as movie theaters back out

The four largest theater chains in the U.S. said they would not show the movie, which depicts the assassination of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. The film has been at the center of a devastating hacking attack on Sony. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was centrally involved with the attacks on Sony’s computers.

Business

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.

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.

Girl Scouts are getting ready to sell cookies online

Taking cookie sales online is a big step for the Girl Scouts. But Internet sales have raised concerns from many parents and privacy experts about potentially exposing teens and younger children to the dark sides of the Web.

Lyft gets Pennsylvania regulatory nod, not Philly

Ride-sharing service Lyft received regulatory approval Thursday to operate for two years everywhere in Pennsylvania except for Philadelphia, giving it 30 days to accept conditions required by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

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.

Girl Scouts are getting ready to sell cookies online

Taking cookie sales online is a big step for the Girl Scouts. But Internet sales have raised concerns from many parents and privacy experts about potentially exposing teens and younger children to the dark sides of the Web.

Lyft gets Pennsylvania regulatory nod, not Philly

Ride-sharing service Lyft received regulatory approval Thursday to operate for two years everywhere in Pennsylvania except for Philadelphia, giving it 30 days to accept conditions required by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

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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.

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.

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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N. Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie “The Interview.”