US stocks waver, still on track for best week this year

Stocks are little changed in midday trading Friday, but the market is still on track to close out its best week this year. Airlines and industrial stocks rose. Markets continue to be driven by confidence that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for several more months.


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.


Boom in gene-editing studies amid ethics debate over its use

The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.

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