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Paris’ Champs-Elysees seeks an overhaul amid growing competition

Paris’ most famous avenue needs a facelift. That’s the verdict of building owners and retailers on the street. They are trying to convince the city of Paris that the avenue, which stretches from the Napoleonic Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde, is ripe for refurbishment 20 years after its last renovation.

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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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In a survey, credit managers display less optimism

A survey of companies’ credit managers suggested weaker but continued economic growth ahead, according to the National Association of Credit Management. It is, however, the second time in three months that the trend has been toward a weaker future.

One outlet store expanding, one closing

Express Outlet plans to open a metro location. Tommy Hilfiger Outlet plans to close Dec. 28 in the Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kan. Quick’s Bar- B-Q has closed their brick-and-mortar restaurant after 50 years but will continue as a catering and food truck operation

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.

One outlet store expanding, one closing

Express Outlet plans to open a metro location. Tommy Hilfiger Outlet plans to close Dec. 28 in the Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kan. Quick’s Bar- B-Q has closed their brick-and-mortar restaurant after 50 years but will continue as a catering and food truck operation

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.

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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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UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton is Kansas Citian of the Year

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce gave its highest civic honor to Leo Morton, chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, at its annual dinner. The award is given annually to a person whose “civic contributions and achievements have reflected the insight, creativity and consciousness necessary to build and maintain” a high-quality urban community.