Business

Business

Stocks solidly lower following disappointing economic data

U.S. stocks sank in afternoon trading Friday following a report that the economy shrank in the first three months of the year. The revised data showed that gross domestic product contracted 0.7 percent in the first quarter. That was worse than the government's initial estimate of growth of 0.2 percent.

Business

Legacy Development is the new company name for RED

The real estate company founded as RED Development in 1995 is now named Legacy Development after a three-year interim as RED Legacy. Founder Dan Lowe said the new name “is a great fit because we take such pride in the staying power of the projects we have created.”

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.

Today's Market

Allstate considers selling customer driver data

Insurers are increasingly using data on customer habits to help analyze risks and set prices. The records also could be valuable to advertisers who want to know where potential customers travel and what hours they’re on the road.

Expert discusses the rising cost of college and student loan debt

Mark Kantrowitz, who helped create the FinAid.org and Fastweb.com college financial aid and scholarship websites, is now the senior vice president and publisher of Edvisors.com, also an online financial aid resource site. In Kansas City, he offered his thoughts on college costs.

Allstate considers selling customer driver data

Insurers are increasingly using data on customer habits to help analyze risks and set prices. The records also could be valuable to advertisers who want to know where potential customers travel and what hours they’re on the road.

Expert discusses the rising cost of college and student loan debt

Mark Kantrowitz, who helped create the FinAid.org and Fastweb.com college financial aid and scholarship websites, is now the senior vice president and publisher of Edvisors.com, also an online financial aid resource site. In Kansas City, he offered his thoughts on college costs.

Contests

Enter to win a Family 4-Pack to Nature Connects 2: An All New LEGO Brick Sculpture Exhibit. Plus, a grand prize of a Family Gold membership that includes admission to all festivals.

View All Contests

Kansas City Deals

Today's Circulars

Ratings firm leaves grades unchanged for Wynn, Sands and MGM

Fitch Ratings analysts say they aren't changing ratings for Wynn Resorts Ltd., Las Vegas Sands Corp. and MGM Resorts International despite a worse than expected situation in the lucrative Asian-gambling enclave of Macau that has dragged down finances.

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.

Ratings firm leaves grades unchanged for Wynn, Sands and MGM

Fitch Ratings analysts say they aren't changing ratings for Wynn Resorts Ltd., Las Vegas Sands Corp. and MGM Resorts International despite a worse than expected situation in the lucrative Asian-gambling enclave of Macau that has dragged down finances.

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.

Special Projects

View More
View More

UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS

Subscriptions starting at 99 cents per month

Home Delivery Subscribers

Learn how to ACTIVATE
your full Digital Access

NOT a Subscriber?

Show my options >

Business