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Is a new ‘Crossroads’ forming in North Kansas City?

Restless Spirits Distilling Co., an Irish-American whiskey distillery, and Chicken N Pickle, an entertainment complex with a chicken restaurant, pickleball and lawn games, both plan spring 2016 openings near Cinder Block Brewery. North Kansas City’s Dutchman Coffee Roasters also is opening a new coffee roasting facility in part of Cinder Block’s expanded space and plans to later have a coffee shop.

Technology

Sprint offers DirecTV customers discounts on phone service

AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in July, has been promoting a bundle that knocks $10 a month off a combined bill for video and wireless phone service. For a single line, the value of Sprint’s promotion is about $50 a month. It’s Sprint’s way of offering DirecTV customers a bundle without actually owning a video company.

Business

Manufacturing activity weakens in the region, KC Fed reports

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s monthly index of manufacturing activity posted a reading of -9 in August, down from -7 in July and equal to June’s -9. The index monitors production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time and raw material trends in the Fed’s seven-state region that includes Kansas and the northern part of Missouri.

Business

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 Grandview venue offers breakfast, blues & BBQ

Livingston’s Breakfast Blues & BBQ opened this week just south of the new Truman’s Marketplace in Grandview. The locally owned restaurant offers ribs, smoked turkey, brisket, ham or turkey sandwiches and more, including blues on Friday and Saturday nights.

New Grandview venue offers breakfast, blues & BBQ

Livingston’s Breakfast Blues & BBQ opened this week just south of the new Truman’s Marketplace in Grandview. The locally owned restaurant offers ribs, smoked turkey, brisket, ham or turkey sandwiches and more, including blues on Friday and Saturday nights.

Today's Market

Sprint offers DirecTV customers discounts on phone service

AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in July, has been promoting a bundle that knocks $10 a month off a combined bill for video and wireless phone service. For a single line, the value of Sprint’s promotion is about $50 a month. It’s Sprint’s way of offering DirecTV customers a bundle without actually owning a video company.

A hack of IRS slowed federal aid to students

A hack of the IRS forced the federal service to shut down a feature that allows college students and parents fast access to tax return information. Now aid to some students is slow coming.

Sprint offers DirecTV customers discounts on phone service

AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in July, has been promoting a bundle that knocks $10 a month off a combined bill for video and wireless phone service. For a single line, the value of Sprint’s promotion is about $50 a month. It’s Sprint’s way of offering DirecTV customers a bundle without actually owning a video company.

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Today's Circulars

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.

US group urges China to open insurance, securities markets

An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries, saying foreign skills could help develop its volatile stock markets and cope with disasters like the recent chemical explosion in Tianjin.

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