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Google expanding fiber service to four more cities

The company announced Tuesday that it will add gigabit-speed service over new fiber-optic cables in Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta; and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte in North Carolina. Google Fiber was launched in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. several years ago.

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Super efficient apartments could bolster Kansas City’s reputation

A big joint effort, the Kansas City Energy Initiative, was unveiled in June. It challenges owners of large commercial buildings to compare their energy use with similar buildings in the U.S., and then look for ways to save energy to ensure they’ll be in the top 25 percent of building efficiency. Owners of 175 buildings have signed up. And Kansas City Power & Light has broadened its rebates for residential and business customers in Missouri and hopes to eventually extend them to Kansas.

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KCP&L plans to install 1,001 more chargers for electric cars

KCP&L in one jolt is going to make its service territory one of the best places in the nation to drive an electric car. The utility, in an announcement set for this afternoon, plans to install 1,001 public electric chargers, a 2,400 percent boost over the approximately 40 units now available in the area.

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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.

Share of U.S. workers in unions slips again

Union membership slipped slightly in 2014 as a percentage of all workers, but collective bargaining remains a force in the public sector. Out of 14.6 million union members, 7.2 million — about 36 percent of public sector workers — were in unions, compared to 7.4 million — or just 6.6 percent — of private-sector workers.

Share of U.S. workers in unions slips again

Union membership slipped slightly in 2014 as a percentage of all workers, but collective bargaining remains a force in the public sector. Out of 14.6 million union members, 7.2 million — about 36 percent of public sector workers — were in unions, compared to 7.4 million — or just 6.6 percent — of private-sector workers.

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Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay

Gov. Jay Inslee's sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases with a charge on polluters is being heard Tuesday in the House Environment Committee. The plan would cap the overall amount of carbon emissions in the state and require major polluters to pay for each metric ton of carbon released.

Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay

Gov. Jay Inslee's sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases with a charge on polluters is being heard Tuesday in the House Environment Committee. The plan would cap the overall amount of carbon emissions in the state and require major polluters to pay for each metric ton of carbon released.

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Keith Chrostowski: U.S. economy is finally on its way to health

Last year’s numbers show solid improvements in many key areas, although stubborn problems such as wage stagnation and tight credit still need to be handled. Bankers just aren’t approving enough loans, even to mortgage applicants with good credit records or entrepreneurs with good ideas and decent collateral.

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.

Keith Chrostowski: U.S. economy is finally on its way to health

Last year’s numbers show solid improvements in many key areas, although stubborn problems such as wage stagnation and tight credit still need to be handled. Bankers just aren’t approving enough loans, even to mortgage applicants with good credit records or entrepreneurs with good ideas and decent collateral.

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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