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H&R Block sheds bank and sets $3.5 billion stock buyback plan

The Kansas City-based company’s bank sale ended two years of efforts to get out from under regulation by federal banking officials. The sale freed up capital to help fund a $3.5 billion stock buyback plan. Its first quarter is traditionally slow as consumers engage in little tax activity in the three months that follow the April 15 tax filing deadline.

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KCI passenger traffic topped 1 million in July

For the first time since 2008, monthly passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport has exceeded 1 million. The Kansas City Aviation Department reported that total July passenger traffic at KCI reached 1.02 million, up 3.9 percent from the same month in 2014.

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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.

New trampoline park opens in Overland Park

Urban Air Trampoline Park has opened in south Overland Park offering 10,000-square-feet of trampolines for children and adults, three-story play area, slam dunk track, dodgeball court and more. Winstead’s closes at 103rd and Metcalf Avenue.

KC real estate firm Kessinger/Hunter cuts ties with Cushman & Wakefield

The Kansas City-based commercial real estate firm Kessingger/Hunter & Co. announced Monday that it was ending its affiliation with the national firm of Cushman & Wakefield. The change was made because DTZ, a commercial real estate firm that also does business in the Kansas City area, bought Cushman & Wakefield, which “created an overlap in services,” Kessenger Chairman Chuck Hunter said.

New trampoline park opens in Overland Park

Urban Air Trampoline Park has opened in south Overland Park offering 10,000-square-feet of trampolines for children and adults, three-story play area, slam dunk track, dodgeball court and more. Winstead’s closes at 103rd and Metcalf Avenue.

KC real estate firm Kessinger/Hunter cuts ties with Cushman & Wakefield

The Kansas City-based commercial real estate firm Kessingger/Hunter & Co. announced Monday that it was ending its affiliation with the national firm of Cushman & Wakefield. The change was made because DTZ, a commercial real estate firm that also does business in the Kansas City area, bought Cushman & Wakefield, which “created an overlap in services,” Kessenger Chairman Chuck Hunter said.

AT&T seeks more installers and service technicians

Job fairs will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn Independence, 19677 E. Jackson Drive, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, 6100 College Blvd.

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Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal

Lawyers for Sands China Ltd. are relying on well-known attorney Alan Dershowitz in arguing for the dismissal of a wrongful termination lawsuit being pursued against the company in a southern Nevada courtroom because it's registered in the Cayman Islands and does business in China, not Las Vegas.

Marvin Carolina Jr.: How to set the right price

When setting price, do you track everything that goes into your product or service? You should. Setting price can be difficult, but it must be done. And if it’s done correctly, your business is likely to prosper.

Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal

Lawyers for Sands China Ltd. are relying on well-known attorney Alan Dershowitz in arguing for the dismissal of a wrongful termination lawsuit being pursued against the company in a southern Nevada courtroom because it's registered in the Cayman Islands and does business in China, not Las Vegas.

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