Business

Thanksgiving Day shopping eases Black Friday frenzy

Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less frenzied, in part because many Americans took advantage of stores’ earlier opening hours to do their shopping on Thanksgiving Day.

Business

Black Friday up and running in KC, worldwide

Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on Thanksgiving. There’s good reason for the creep; businesses know shoppers will only spend so much, and they want the first crack at those holiday budgets.

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.

Workplace

OSHA broadens rules for reporting workplace deaths

Beginning Jan. 1, Occupational Health and Safety Administration rules will go into effect that may reveal higher daily death and injury counts on the job. Although most workplaces are far safer today than in the past, terrible accidents do occur, and the agency is implementing some broader reporting requirements for employers.

Area homebuilding activity reaches a seven-year high

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said 465 permits for single-family home construction were issued in October. That was the highest monthly total since 597 permits were issued in October 2007, before the housing market slumped and the economy headed into a recession.

OSHA broadens rules for reporting workplace deaths

Beginning Jan. 1, Occupational Health and Safety Administration rules will go into effect that may reveal higher daily death and injury counts on the job. Although most workplaces are far safer today than in the past, terrible accidents do occur, and the agency is implementing some broader reporting requirements for employers.

Area homebuilding activity reaches a seven-year high

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said 465 permits for single-family home construction were issued in October. That was the highest monthly total since 597 permits were issued in October 2007, before the housing market slumped and the economy headed into a recession.

OSHA broadens rules for reporting workplace deaths

Beginning Jan. 1, Occupational Health and Safety Administration rules will go into effect that may reveal higher daily death and injury counts on the job. Although most workplaces are far safer today than in the past, terrible accidents do occur, and the agency is implementing some broader reporting requirements for employers.

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Student loan payment strategies can ease some of the debt burden

About 42 million people have college loans — with the average amount owed hovering around $28,400. The editors of Edvisors.com, a college planning and financial aid website, recently released a report that lists 13 common mistakes to avoid in repaying college loans.

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Win Season Passes to Sealife, Legoland and a $100 Target Gift Card. Plus, Kids, email Santa your wish list!

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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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Development

Area homebuilding activity reaches a seven-year high

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said 465 permits for single-family home construction were issued in October. That was the highest monthly total since 597 permits were issued in October 2007, before the housing market slumped and the economy headed into a recession.