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Kansas City area could be a foreign investment attraction

A national office research manager for Colliers International said in Kansas City that foreign investors are looking beyond the big U.S. metros to invest in smaller cities. Andrea Cross said that even though Kansas City has been relatively slow to rebound from the recession, it is poised for a growth year, partly by attracting new capital investment.

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Olathe Medical Center unveils big expansion plans

Olathe Medical Center is embarking on a $100 million-plus expansion, its largest ever, which will include the addition of a four-story obstetrics wing and neonatal intensive care unit. The projects for its 250-acre campus between 151st Street and Interstate 35 will add more than 200,000 square feet of new construction by early 2017.

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Free tax preparation offices open Monday

The VITA, or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, program from the Internal Revenue Service helps low- and moderate-income families do their taxes for free. Free tax help for those 60 and older also is available. The program also is seeking qualified tax volunteers.

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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 is 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.

Olathe Medical Center unveils big expansion plans

Olathe Medical Center is embarking on a $100 million-plus expansion, its largest ever, which will include the addition of a four-story obstetrics wing and neonatal intensive care unit. The projects for its 250-acre campus between 151st Street and Interstate 35 will add more than 200,000 square feet of new construction by early 2017.

Chipotle’s Pizzeria Locale is 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.

Olathe Medical Center unveils big expansion plans

Olathe Medical Center is embarking on a $100 million-plus expansion, its largest ever, which will include the addition of a four-story obstetrics wing and neonatal intensive care unit. The projects for its 250-acre campus between 151st Street and Interstate 35 will add more than 200,000 square feet of new construction by early 2017.

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Filling out the FAFSA has gotten easier — really

Since overhauling the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid several years ago, the U.S. Department of Education has continued to make tweaks. The most recent changes for 2015 clarified some definitions, color-coded some sections to make sure they’re not overlooked by students and parents, and provided more detailed instructions to certain questions.

National groups ask states to follow W.Va. energy law repeal

After West Virginia legislators voted to delete a law that counts burning tires and some coal as alternative fuels, national small government groups are turning the uncontroversial repeal into a rally cry to remove more stringent energy standards in other states.

Filling out the FAFSA has gotten easier — really

Since overhauling the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid several years ago, the U.S. Department of Education has continued to make tweaks. The most recent changes for 2015 clarified some definitions, color-coded some sections to make sure they’re not overlooked by students and parents, and provided more detailed instructions to certain questions.

National groups ask states to follow W.Va. energy law repeal

After West Virginia legislators voted to delete a law that counts burning tires and some coal as alternative fuels, national small government groups are turning the uncontroversial repeal into a rally cry to remove more stringent energy standards in other states.

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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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Area homebuilders turn in their best results since 2007

Data from the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City showed that 4,220 single-family building permits were issued last year, up 3 percent from the 4,090 in 2013. The association also reported that building permits were issued for 3,910 multifamily units last year, up 1,031 units from the previous year.