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Kansas City area engineering firms stay high in national rankings

Kansas City remains an engineering hub, according to the annual ranking by the trade publication Engineering News-Record. The area’s biggest firms — Black & Veatch at No. 15, Burns & McDonnell at No. 17, and HNTB at No. 20 — each moved up a spot from a year ago on the list, which was based on 2014 revenue. Terracon Consultants checked in at No. 35, the same as a year ago.

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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.

Diversity Diva

Progress toward workplace diversity can warp perception

Diversity is about positive strides forward, but not if we don’t know what we are walking toward and what concrete things stand in our way. Although things looked better — were better — when millennials were growing up, nothing in the past had really changed, and that past was still going a long way toward creating what we have right now.

Progress toward workplace diversity can warp perception

Diversity is about positive strides forward, but not if we don’t know what we are walking toward and what concrete things stand in our way. Although things looked better — were better — when millennials were growing up, nothing in the past had really changed, and that past was still going a long way toward creating what we have right now.

Progress toward workplace diversity can warp perception

Diversity is about positive strides forward, but not if we don’t know what we are walking toward and what concrete things stand in our way. Although things looked better — were better — when millennials were growing up, nothing in the past had really changed, and that past was still going a long way toward creating what we have right now.

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John Leis: What parents need to know about 529 college savings plans

With 529 Day just around the corner on May 29, there will be many events and information available for you to learn why this may be a good option for you and your family, writes John Leis, vice president of personal financial solutions for Kansas City-based American Century Investments.

Shifting from college to adult life

If you have a college student graduating this spring, perhaps you’ve had a conversation about the importance of getting off on the right foot financially speaking. But regardless of their degree, many students are ill-equipped to handle the money matters that come with independent living.

John Leis: What parents need to know about 529 college savings plans

With 529 Day just around the corner on May 29, there will be many events and information available for you to learn why this may be a good option for you and your family, writes John Leis, vice president of personal financial solutions for Kansas City-based American Century Investments.

Shifting from college to adult life

If you have a college student graduating this spring, perhaps you’ve had a conversation about the importance of getting off on the right foot financially speaking. But regardless of their degree, many students are ill-equipped to handle the money matters that come with independent living.

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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.

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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Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds

The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines.