Bats Global Markets, the Lenexa-based operator of the nation’s second largest stock exchange, doubled its earnings in the first three months of the year compared with a year ago. The report covered the final three months that Bats operated as a privately owned business. Its shares began trading publicly last month.
The wheat harvest in Kansas will rebound 19 percent this year, according to findings from a crop tour, meaning favorable weather in the largest U.S. grower of the grain will likely exacerbate a global glut.
No person or business can bank on a hack-free existence, experts say. And keeping pace with criminal hackers is only getting tougher. A conference in Overland Park this week brought together experts who battle a growing threat.
Sprint’s new focus on its transformation won kudos and concerns from investment analysts Wednesday, with a heavy dose of attention to the company’s plans for its wireless network. Sprint executives had said Tuesday they are focusing on spending their shrunken marketing budget more effectively, targeting high-quality subscribers rather than just trying to pad the customer count, and improving network coverage and speeds in the most cost-efficient ways.
The Obama administration on Thursday announced controversial new rules for electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookahs and pipe tobacco, including barring the sales of the products to teens under 18 years old.
Snyder’s Supermarket in Kansas City’s Northeast area reopened Wednesday afternoon, more than six months after two Kansas City firefighters died battling a fire at an adjacent building. The firefighters were trying to protect the store when a wall of the burning building collapsed.
Fresh Market was the first tenant to open in Prairiefire in mid-2013. The company plans to close 13 locations in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Texas, but would not confirm specific store closings in other markets. The stores are expected to close by May 18.
One Day University will offer its first Kansas City lectures on May 21. Participants can spend from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Overland Park Marriott listening to four lectures on a variety of subjects by professors known for their entertaining teaching styles.
Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry's ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts.
JoyceKC notebook items: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is now open in Lawrence; a Blue Springs restaurant is scheduled to open on May 24, and a Westport location is scheduled to open on June 7. Wingz & More has opened at 11902 S. Blue Ridge Blvd., Suite C, in Grandview.
As many as 50,000 people may come to downtown Kansas City on Friday and Saturday for a host of festivities and activities all along the new downtown streetcar route from River Market to Union Station. Some street closures and parking restrictions apply.