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‘Living wage’ issue sparks an impassioned debate at KC’s City Hall

Kansas City civil rights and religious leaders implored a City Council committee to adopt a “living wage” requirement that would boost the minimum wage in the city. But the committee postponed a vote after the city attorney warned that Missouri law prohibits cities from taking this action.

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Some McDonald’s workers will get a raise

About 90,000 low-wage workers in McDonald’s corporate-owned stores will receive at least $1 an hour more than their local minimum wages in raises scheduled to take effect by July 1. The decision doesn’t directly affect about 750,000 workers in franchised McDonald’s.

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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.

Building activity climbs in KC area

Dodge Data & Analytics reported Thursday that $464.3 million in nonresidential and residential building contracts were issued last month in the 15-county area. That’s up from $111.3 million in Feburary 2014.

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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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Two more reports signal slower economic growth

One regional and one national survey of companies’ purchasing managers in March found a slowdown in economic activity. The Midwest dip was pronounced, but both reports still suggest growth continues. A report Tuesday based on surveys of credit managers nationally also showed a slower pace to the economy’s growth.