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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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Keep an eye on the fine print before you click

Failing to read and understand the terms and conditions statement of online retailers can be hazardous to your financial health. You could be incurring expensive charges, and unknowingly be agreeing to dispensing personal information and relinquishing certain consumer rights.

Keep an eye on the fine print before you click

Failing to read and understand the terms and conditions statement of online retailers can be hazardous to your financial health. You could be incurring expensive charges, and unknowingly be agreeing to dispensing personal information and relinquishing certain consumer rights.

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Marvin Carolina Jr.: What is your business worth?

If you have no plans of selling your business, when you retire you will need to replace the income you receive from your business with another income stream. Or you may intend to sell but no time soon. Whether you plan to sell in the near future, in the distant future, or not at all, I suggest running your business as if you intend to sell it. So you have to know what it is worth.

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.

Marvin Carolina Jr.: What is your business worth?

If you have no plans of selling your business, when you retire you will need to replace the income you receive from your business with another income stream. Or you may intend to sell but no time soon. Whether you plan to sell in the near future, in the distant future, or not at all, I suggest running your business as if you intend to sell it. So you have to know what it is worth.

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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Brake problems lead to investigation of Ford F-150 trucks

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the power brake assist can fail on some Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the probe covers about 250,000 pickups from the 2011 and 2012 model years with 3.5-liter, six-cylinder turbocharged engines.

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Credit agency upgrades outlook for Kansas City-based MRIGlobal

Moody’s Investors Service revised its outlook to stable from negative to reflect MRIGlobal’s “demonstrated ability to align its operations, in particular, its expense base, in light of declining federal research funding.” Moody’s left unchanged its Baa2 rating on $20 million in MRIGlobal revenue bonds.

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ConAgra will divest of private-label brands operation

The move would essentially unwind the packaged food giant’s roughly $5 billion takeover of St. Louis-based Ralcorp, a deal that the company had pursued for more than a year. But since that deal was struck in late 2012, the private-label business has proved far less lucrative than expected.