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Are you losing sleep because of work?

About half of American workers say they’re not getting enough sleep. Family life, “flexible” or long work hours cut into sleep time. Many workers also say they wake up worrying about work. This isn’t good for workers or their work.

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KC chamber names K12itc as its top small business of the year

K12itc, which provides customized technology solutions and services for K-12 school districts, received the Mr. K Award, named after the late Ewing Marion Kauffman, founder of Marion Laboratories and the original owner of the Royals. The Mr. K Award is based on business growth or sustainability, exemplary employee relations and a commitment to community service.

Business

US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wowed investors when it went public in the U.S. in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall Street expectations amid the Chinese economy's slowdown. Yet its unorthodox business structure has raised eyebrows, it's been suspended from an anti-counterfeiting group, and now U.S. regulators are investigating its accounting practices.

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Commerce Tower undergoing renovation from office building to mixed residential, education and commercial use

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Kansas City streetcars open with fanfare, huge crowds

One Light apartments open in downtown Kansas City 02:03

One Light apartments open in downtown Kansas City

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Tornado touches down on Kansas farmland

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Concerns about National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Kansas City closing

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Why Silpada Designs is closing

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Recapping the Royals' 7-5 loss in Minnesota

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New plan for Metcalf South property includes Lowe’s store

A new plan for razing and replacing the closed Metcalf South Shopping Center calls for a Lowe’s Home Improvement store to be built along with smaller retail stores around the site perimeter. Lane4 Property Group, rebuffed by Overland Park city planners in its first, larger redevelopment proposal, on Wednesday submitted a new $80 million vision for only the southeast quadrant of 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue.
Monty Davis and John Sleezer The Kansas City Star
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New plan for Metcalf South property includes Lowe’s store

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Why Silpada Designs is closing

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Scenes from the Sprint Accelerator demo day event

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Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator