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In the bandwidth-rich Kansas City market, Google’s anti-piracy role is questioned

Google Fiber is passing along threat letters from copyright holders to Internet customers suspected of downloading pirated material. The company says it’s being transparent to consumers about the threats they face from potential lawsuits. Other Internet service companies warn their customers to stop pirating, but they don’t pass on requests for compensation.

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EPA proposes lowering requirements for ethanol in gasoline

The administration’s proposed renewable fuel standard won’t have much of an impact on gas prices, but it could become an issue in the 2016 presidential election, especially in farm states that have profited over the years from higher corn prices linked to the use of corn-based ethanol.

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New ThinkKC.com showcases the Kansas City area

The Kansas City Area Development Council has launched a new online version at ThinkKC.com, a site that focuses on the region’s livability and business attraction incentives. The upgraded site links to KCAnimalHealth.com, KCSmartPort.com, KCNext.com and TeamKC.com.

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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.

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Expert discusses the rising cost of college and student loan debt

Mark Kantrowitz, who helped create the FinAid.org and Fastweb.com college financial aid and scholarship websites, is now the senior vice president and publisher of Edvisors.com, also an online financial aid resource site. In Kansas City, he offered his thoughts on college costs.

In the bandwidth-rich Kansas City market, Google’s anti-piracy role is questioned

Google Fiber is passing along threat letters from copyright holders to Internet customers suspected of downloading pirated material. The company says it’s being transparent to consumers about the threats they face from potential lawsuits. Other Internet service companies warn their customers to stop pirating, but they don’t pass on requests for compensation.

Expert discusses the rising cost of college and student loan debt

Mark Kantrowitz, who helped create the FinAid.org and Fastweb.com college financial aid and scholarship websites, is now the senior vice president and publisher of Edvisors.com, also an online financial aid resource site. In Kansas City, he offered his thoughts on college costs.

In the bandwidth-rich Kansas City market, Google’s anti-piracy role is questioned

Google Fiber is passing along threat letters from copyright holders to Internet customers suspected of downloading pirated material. The company says it’s being transparent to consumers about the threats they face from potential lawsuits. Other Internet service companies warn their customers to stop pirating, but they don’t pass on requests for compensation.

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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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