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Low milk prices, glutted market put strain on dairy farmers

In an online profile of "Our Farmers," New York City milk bottler Elmhurst Dairy tells the story of how David Wood bought his first two calves as a part-time hobby in 1970 and grew his Saratoga County farm to more than a thousand Holsteins, whose milk is trucked every day to its plant in Queens.

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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.

Prairiefire signs Grimaldi’s pizzeria and Made in KC shop

Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria plans an early fall opening in the Overland Park center. Local owners also plan to open Made in KC on May 15, selling items made or designed in the Kansas City area. Ingredient restaurant has closed in downtown’s Town Pavilion.

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.

Prairiefire signs Grimaldi’s pizzeria and Made in KC shop

Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria plans an early fall opening in the Overland Park center. Local owners also plan to open Made in KC on May 15, selling items made or designed in the Kansas City area. Ingredient restaurant has closed in downtown’s Town Pavilion.

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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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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More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing

The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007. For more than one in four renters, housing and utilities consume at least half their family income, according to an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that helps finance affordable housing.