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Sprint’s returning to Super Bowl commercial lineup

The Kansas City area company’s ad offers an “apology” to its big rivals Verizon and AT&T while pitching their customers to switch to Sprint and cut their bills in half. This is the fourth time Sprint has gone to the Super Bowl, and it likely cost the company $4.5 million.

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Missouri and Kansas focus on reducing unemployment benefits

Missouri and Kansas already are among nine states that limit regular jobless benefits to fewer than the 26-week standard around the country. Legislators previously set the Missouri cap at 20 weeks and now seek to lower it to 13 weeks, based on the state’s unemployment rate of less than 6 percent.

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Women’s group digs into Missouri data to advocate for pay and child care

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City and researchers from the University of Missouri have collaborated to produce an interactive database with information about the status of women in Missouri. It’s the first step in an education and advocacy project to influence Missouri legislators and other elected officials and help drive public policy.

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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.

Chipotle’s Pizzeria Locale coming to Waldo

Pizzeria Locale, a partnership between Chipotle and Colorado restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, plans to open this summer at 505 W. 75th St., next to a Chipotle. Pizzeria Locale currently has locations in Boulder and Denver.

Women’s group digs into Missouri data to advocate for pay and child care

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City and researchers from the University of Missouri have collaborated to produce an interactive database with information about the status of women in Missouri. It’s the first step in an education and advocacy project to influence Missouri legislators and other elected officials and help drive public policy.

Chipotle’s Pizzeria Locale coming to Waldo

Pizzeria Locale, a partnership between Chipotle and Colorado restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, plans to open this summer at 505 W. 75th St., next to a Chipotle. Pizzeria Locale currently has locations in Boulder and Denver.

Women’s group digs into Missouri data to advocate for pay and child care

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City and researchers from the University of Missouri have collaborated to produce an interactive database with information about the status of women in Missouri. It’s the first step in an education and advocacy project to influence Missouri legislators and other elected officials and help drive public policy.

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Keith Chrostowski: U.S. economy is finally on its way to health

Last year’s numbers show solid improvements in many key areas, although stubborn problems such as wage stagnation and tight credit still need to be handled. Bankers just aren’t approving enough loans, even to mortgage applicants with good credit records or entrepreneurs with good ideas and decent collateral.

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.

Keith Chrostowski: U.S. economy is finally on its way to health

Last year’s numbers show solid improvements in many key areas, although stubborn problems such as wage stagnation and tight credit still need to be handled. Bankers just aren’t approving enough loans, even to mortgage applicants with good credit records or entrepreneurs with good ideas and decent collateral.

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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Asado Urban Grill opens in Hilton KC Airport hotel

Asado Urban Grill opens in the Northland’s Hilton Kansas City Airport, serving past favorites like barbecue as well as new items like red snapper Mariniere. Brookside’s new L’Cove Lounge at Avenues Bistro has already revised its menu, adding specials that were popular with customers and seasonal items.