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BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill

More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions.

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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.

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Review: Apple Music is strong on design, weak on social networking

Apple said “yes” to cramming every popular method of consuming music into one app: a streaming service similar to Spotify; radio features that compete with Internet and satellite services like Pandora and Sirius XM; and its old music player for listening to downloaded songs. The weakness of Apple Music is Connect, the social network for musicians, which allows artists to upload media.

Review: Apple Music is strong on design, weak on social networking

Apple said “yes” to cramming every popular method of consuming music into one app: a streaming service similar to Spotify; radio features that compete with Internet and satellite services like Pandora and Sirius XM; and its old music player for listening to downloaded songs. The weakness of Apple Music is Connect, the social network for musicians, which allows artists to upload media.

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: What is your business worth?

If you have no plans of selling your business, when you retire you will need to replace the income you receive from your business with another income stream. Or you may intend to sell but no time soon. Whether you plan to sell in the near future, in the distant future, or not at all, I suggest running your business as if you intend to sell it. So you have to know what it is worth.

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.

Marvin Carolina Jr.: What is your business worth?

If you have no plans of selling your business, when you retire you will need to replace the income you receive from your business with another income stream. Or you may intend to sell but no time soon. Whether you plan to sell in the near future, in the distant future, or not at all, I suggest running your business as if you intend to sell it. So you have to know what it is worth.

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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What would you give for a Royals bobblehead?

Last season’s World Series run has ignited fans’ interest in the gameday giveaways. Royals fans have stood for hours in the heat, offered Schlitterbahn passes in trade and bid, bid, bid on eBay for one of these nodding figures in blue.