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As the U.S. runs out of room to store oil, is a price collapse next?

For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. If that keeps up, storage tanks could approach their operational limits, known in the industry as “tank tops,” by mid-April and send the price of crude — and probably gasoline — plummeting.

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Target plans $2 billion in cost cuts over the next two years

The goal is to make the Minneapolis-based discounter more agile to compete in an increasingly competitive landscape and appeal to shoppers who are buying and researching on their mobile devices. As part of the plan, Target will eliminate several thousand positions, primarily at its corporate headquarters.

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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.

Restaurant inspections for March 4

Area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority health code violations: Taj Palace, 54th Street Grill & Bar in Olathe, Chelly’s Cafe, Logan’s Roadhouse in KCK, North China Restaurant, Price Chopper in Roeland Park, Futbol Club Eatery & Tap, Camp Critter Bar & Grille, Iron Wok Chinese Restaurant, Sakura, McDonald‘s on Troost, Target in KCK, All Star Pizza & Pub, Genessee Royale Bistro, Classic Cup and the Zebra Room at the Aladdin Hotel. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

Separate the messenger from the message

Lately, in several personal situations and in national controversies, I’m seeing an increasingly annoying tendency to conflate the messenger with the message. But stop that. Stop it right now. Stop getting hung up and distracted by who delivers the message.

Restaurant inspections for March 4

Area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority health code violations: Taj Palace, 54th Street Grill & Bar in Olathe, Chelly’s Cafe, Logan’s Roadhouse in KCK, North China Restaurant, Price Chopper in Roeland Park, Futbol Club Eatery & Tap, Camp Critter Bar & Grille, Iron Wok Chinese Restaurant, Sakura, McDonald‘s on Troost, Target in KCK, All Star Pizza & Pub, Genessee Royale Bistro, Classic Cup and the Zebra Room at the Aladdin Hotel. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

Separate the messenger from the message

Lately, in several personal situations and in national controversies, I’m seeing an increasingly annoying tendency to conflate the messenger with the message. But stop that. Stop it right now. Stop getting hung up and distracted by who delivers the message.

Today's Market

Picking the best college, financially speaking

It’s crunch time as the acceptance letters and financial aid packages start to trickle in. But how do you size up — financially speaking — which college is offering the best deal among your favorites? The answer, experts say, lies in knowing the “net price.”

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Play the Price Chopper Snack Bracket Challenge to win a $250 Price Chopper Party Pack! Plus, weekly winners will receive a $50 Price Chopper Gift Card.

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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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