Sprint’s new focus on its transformation won kudos and concerns from investment analysts Wednesday, with a heavy dose of attention to the company’s plans for its wireless network. Sprint executives had said Tuesday they are focusing on spending their shrunken marketing budget more effectively, targeting high-quality subscribers rather than just trying to pad the customer count, and improving network coverage and speeds in the most cost-efficient ways.
No person or business can bank on a hack-free existence, experts say. And keeping pace with criminal hackers is only getting tougher. A conference in Overland Park this week brought together experts who battle a growing threat.
Snyder’s Supermarket in Kansas City’s Northeast area reopened Wednesday afternoon, more than six months after two Kansas City firefighters died battling a fire at an adjacent building. The firefighters were trying to protect the store when a wall of the burning building collapsed.
Fresh Market was the first tenant to open in Prairiefire in mid-2013. The company plans to close 13 locations in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Texas, but would not confirm specific store closings in other markets. The stores are expected to close by May 18.
One Day University will offer its first Kansas City lectures on May 21. Participants can spend from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Overland Park Marriott listening to four lectures on a variety of subjects by professors known for their entertaining teaching styles.
Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry's ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts.
Earthquakes last month caused supply chain interruptions. Manufacturing that was put on hold April 25 is expected to resume Monday at the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan., and plants in Spring Hill, Tenn.; Lordstown, Ohio; and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Humana became the latest health insurer to serve notice that it might leave some Affordable Care Act exchanges next year, creating more uncertainty for customers ahead of this fall's enrollment window and presidential campaign, during which the law is sure to remain a hot debate topic.
As more people bypass traditional TV services in light of extensive online offerings from the likes of Netflix and HBO Now, cable and satellite TV companies have been offering their own Internet-based TV services.
Tribune Publishing Co. on Wednesday rejected Gannett's more than $388 million buyout offer, saying it's too little for the company that owns The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers.
Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to seek federal permission to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae posted net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter, down from a year ago as declining interest rates reduced the value of the financial instruments it uses to hedge against rate swings.