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Family transforms Olathe farmland into the new KC Wine Co.

Founded by Kirk and Julie Berggren and guided by their daughter Taylor Berggren, the KC Wine Co.’s winery and vineyards are next to its sister business, the KC Pumpkin Patch, at 13875 S. Gardner Road, which will open for the season in late September. It now sells four red wines and four white wines but has plans to expand.

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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.

Family transforms Olathe farmland into the new KC Wine Co.

Founded by Kirk and Julie Berggren and guided by their daughter Taylor Berggren, the KC Wine Co.’s winery and vineyards are next to its sister business, the KC Pumpkin Patch, at 13875 S. Gardner Road, which will open for the season in late September. It now sells four red wines and four white wines but has plans to expand.

Developers to break ground Tuesday for Whole Foods Market next to UMKC

The three-acre project south of East 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street will include a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market topped by five stories of luxury apartments and a six-story parking garage, plus the UMKC Counseling, Health and Testing Center, which is moving from 4825 Troost Ave.

The wolves of Jeff City: Sexual harassment at the Capitol

A Capitol culture dominated by men in a small city where most lawmakers are far from home has fostered a culture fueled by drinking and a sensibility of sexism. In interviews with the Star, women who work in and with the General Assembly say they’re regularly harassed.

Family transforms Olathe farmland into the new KC Wine Co.

Founded by Kirk and Julie Berggren and guided by their daughter Taylor Berggren, the KC Wine Co.’s winery and vineyards are next to its sister business, the KC Pumpkin Patch, at 13875 S. Gardner Road, which will open for the season in late September. It now sells four red wines and four white wines but has plans to expand.

Developers to break ground Tuesday for Whole Foods Market next to UMKC

The three-acre project south of East 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street will include a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market topped by five stories of luxury apartments and a six-story parking garage, plus the UMKC Counseling, Health and Testing Center, which is moving from 4825 Troost Ave.

The wolves of Jeff City: Sexual harassment at the Capitol

A Capitol culture dominated by men in a small city where most lawmakers are far from home has fostered a culture fueled by drinking and a sensibility of sexism. In interviews with the Star, women who work in and with the General Assembly say they’re regularly harassed.

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Your financial planner: Happy birthday Social Security

The Social Security Act was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. And it’s fair to say that he never could have foreseen how the program designed for old age, disability and survivors insurance has evolved over the years

Keep an eye on the fine print before you click

Failing to read and understand the terms and conditions statement of online retailers can be hazardous to your financial health. You could be incurring expensive charges, and unknowingly be agreeing to dispensing personal information and relinquishing certain consumer rights.

Your financial planner: Happy birthday Social Security

The Social Security Act was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. And it’s fair to say that he never could have foreseen how the program designed for old age, disability and survivors insurance has evolved over the years

Keep an eye on the fine print before you click

Failing to read and understand the terms and conditions statement of online retailers can be hazardous to your financial health. You could be incurring expensive charges, and unknowingly be agreeing to dispensing personal information and relinquishing certain consumer rights.

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: What is your business worth?

If you have no plans of selling your business, when you retire you will need to replace the income you receive from your business with another income stream. Or you may intend to sell but no time soon. Whether you plan to sell in the near future, in the distant future, or not at all, I suggest running your business as if you intend to sell it. So you have to know what it is worth.

Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for OT

Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve.

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.

Marvin Carolina Jr.: What is your business worth?

If you have no plans of selling your business, when you retire you will need to replace the income you receive from your business with another income stream. Or you may intend to sell but no time soon. Whether you plan to sell in the near future, in the distant future, or not at all, I suggest running your business as if you intend to sell it. So you have to know what it is worth.

Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for OT

Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve.

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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Rain slows Kansas City area housing construction

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said in its latest monthly report that 392 single-family building permits were issued last month, down 44 from April’s total. However, the 1,715 permits issued in the eight-county area through the first five months of 2015 were still 2 percent more than in the same period a year ago.

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Puerto Rico says it can’t pay its $70 billion debt

Puerto Rico’s move could roil financial markets already dealing with the turmoil of the renewed debt crisis in Greece. It also raises questions about the once-staid municipal bond market, which states and cities count on to pay upfront costs for public improvements such as roads, parks and hospitals.