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High-tech kiosks at Ford dealerships will help sell the new F-150

The kiosk has a 3-D interactive display and below that an interactive touch screen. Besides showing the features and capabilities, it allows a comparison with full-size pickup trucks offered by competitors. The kiosk gives digital updates about the F-150 and lets users “create” their F-150 with the available powertrains and options.

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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.

Stroud’s to open restaurant in summer 2015 in Independence

It has leased a 6,270-square-foot building 19700 Valley View Parkway, current home to El Maguey Mexican Restaurant. El Maguey plans to close in mid-January after a decade of operations. Stroud’s will then remodel the building for a scheduled summer 2015 opening.

Stroud’s to open restaurant in summer 2015 in Independence

It has leased a 6,270-square-foot building 19700 Valley View Parkway, current home to El Maguey Mexican Restaurant. El Maguey plans to close in mid-January after a decade of operations. Stroud’s will then remodel the building for a scheduled summer 2015 opening.

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Keith Chrostowski: The absolutely, positively best quotes of 2014

From criticism of Obamacare and Jonathan Gruber, awkward as well as thoughtful comments by politicians to insightful discussion of income inequality, we had a lot to say. The most important quotes for Kansas City and its economy came from Marcelo Claure, the straight-shooting new CEO of Sprint.

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: The absolutely, positively best quotes of 2014

From criticism of Obamacare and Jonathan Gruber, awkward as well as thoughtful comments by politicians to insightful discussion of income inequality, we had a lot to say. The most important quotes for Kansas City and its economy came from Marcelo Claure, the straight-shooting new CEO of Sprint.

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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