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Expect to pay more for beef as past droughts hit home and tastes change

If beef is on the menu, firing up the grill this year will cost you more than ever before. And not just a bit more. The average price of a sirloin steak is up almost 20 percent from a year ago. An 8-ounce filet mignon costs $15 or higher at some Kansas City area stores, or you can get six shipped online to your door for $180.

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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.

Area building activity enjoys a spring spurt

Two measures of construction in the Kansas City area, from Dodge Data & Analytics and the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, flashed positive signs as spring weather softened the ground in March.

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Most financial education programs hit the mark

Some classroom programs developed by for-profit companies as well as nonprofits come up short and may have some biases, but most programs that reach our children have been doing a good job and have been successful for years.

Most financial education programs hit the mark

Some classroom programs developed by for-profit companies as well as nonprofits come up short and may have some biases, but most programs that reach our children have been doing a good job and have been successful for years.

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Enter to win a Family 4-Pack to Nature Connects 2: An All New LEGO Brick Sculpture Exhibit. Plus, a grand prize of a Family Gold membership that includes admission to all festivals.

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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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Rain rescues Kansas wheat crop

Rains in April worked to revive crop prospects across Kansas, the biggest U.S. wheat producer, and helped farmers escape a second year of drought losses. In 2014, dry weather shriveled plants and the harvest fell to the lowest since 1989. Production this season will probably jump 21 percent to 298 million bushels, the first increase in three years.