When President Barack Obama wanted a voice to represent America’s working class for a White House event, he found it in a second-generation fast food worker from Kansas City. Terrance Wise, 36, earns $8 per hour working at two jobs, one at Burger King, the other at McDonald’s.
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.
Pent-up investor demand fueled a jump in Chinese stocks after markets reopened Thursday following an extended holiday but other Asian bourses were lackluster ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.
Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides, which pushed its quarterly losses deeper into the red.