Kansas City Mayor Sly James said Tuesday that he’s pulling the plug on any 2016 election for a new, nearly $1 billion terminal at Kansas City International Airport. The airlines had asked for an August election, but recent polling showed less than 40 percent of voters were supportive.
A Finnish boy uncovered a way to delete any given comment on Instagram, the photo-sharing company which Facebook bought for $1 billion in 2012. His reward puts him in the upper tier of hackers Facebook has paid for finding bugs.
A second phase of cost-cutting promises to transform how Sprint does business more than changes it has made so far under Marcelo Claure. Expect more Sprint stores, more digital customer access to help and shopping as well as a budget-friendly network upgrade. The CEO says he doesn’t expect a “massive run of layoffs” this year after cutting more than 6,200 jobs.
At the dinner hour Tuesday, customers came and went through the doors of Manny’s Mexican Restaurant as usual, but this time with the knowledge that someone was gone. Diners recalled longtime owner Manny Lopez, who died Friday at 77.
The 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 could start a liquidation sale this week and are expected to close by May 18.
The nonprofit organization on Tuesday announced the purchase of a vacant building at 3732 Main St. that formerly housed an Office Max store. Kansas City Young Audiences plans to renovate the 18,000-square-foot building and move in at the end of this year.
The Kansas City, Kan.-based company said revenues jumped by 22 percent, but interest and costs from its strategic review cut into earnings. CEO Tom Olofson also said reports of a $20-a-share buyout offer stemmed from an bid that lacked financing.
The Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City has selected 10 finalists for its 2016 Cornerstone Awards, which recognize investments in the city. The finalists will vie for four additional honors: lifetime achievement, innovation and “made in KC,” and a new people’s choice category introduced this year. Voting is open online for the people’s choice award through May 10.
A weak Chinese manufacturing survey weighed on European markets Tuesday. Australia's stock index was the standout performer after the Australian central bank surprised many in the markets by cutting interest rates.
Area food establishments with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Danny’s Bar & Grill, Johnny’s Tavern in Shawnee, PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center in Shawnee, Price Chopper in Shawnee, Roma Italian Restaurant, Sang Sang Asian Express, Fred P. Ott’s in Overland Park, Pegah’s Family Restaurant, Snack Pack in KCK, Stix, T-Rex Cafe, Pepper’s Hot Dogs N Phillies, Rosedale Barbeque, Solav Mediterranean Restaurant, Speedway Superstore, Johnny’s Tavern in Shawnee, McDonald’s in Shawnee, Sonic Drive-In in Bonner Springs, and Tortilla Ranch.