Sprint’s new focus on its transformation won kudos and concerns from investment analysts Wednesday, with a heavy dose of attention to the company’s plans for its wireless network. Sprint executives had said Tuesday they are focusing on spending their shrunken marketing budget more effectively, targeting high-quality subscribers rather than just trying to pad the customer count, and improving network coverage and speeds in the most cost-efficient ways.
Tribune Publishing Co. on Wednesday rejected Gannett's more than $388 million buyout offer, saying it's too little for the company that owns The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers.
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.
Kansas City is making preparations to remove the largest Sky Station sculpture from atop Bartle Hall on Sunday morning. Some streets will be closed for hours both before and after the disassembly process.
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.
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 are expected to close by May 18.
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 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.
Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, according to federal health experts, though they acknowledge the challenge of putting such a mandate in place.