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In one KCK neighborhood, the present and the future collide

To three generations, the neighborhood near State Line Road and 45th Street was known as Spring Valley. Now the tech world and geeks crowding in call it Kansas City Startup Village, where they’re encouraged to dream up apps and online businesses. The natives, though, are restless. They have recently begun to work with the young arrivals to reach an understanding of what neighborhoods are supposed to be.

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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.

Living

A minority woman in tech: Jeanette Prenger on being more than a ‘double check mark’

Young women still aren’t flocking to careers in science and technology, and figuring out why can be a real head-scratcher. They have the skills and academic wherewithal but still choose other disciplines, a recent study showed. And researchers point out that female students often outperform male students in math and science. So what gives? Jeanette Prenger, founder and president of Ecco Select, an IT consulting firm in Kansas City, sees mostly culture and tradition at work.

Kansas City Council gives the green light to Two Light

The Cordish Companies expects to invest more than $88 million for the 24-story, 300-unit apartment tower that will be built along Truman Road between Walnut Street and Grand Boulevard. But the city also will contribute an estimated $17 million in cash, plus tax abatement, to make the financing work.

Kansas City Council gives the green light to Two Light

The Cordish Companies expects to invest more than $88 million for the 24-story, 300-unit apartment tower that will be built along Truman Road between Walnut Street and Grand Boulevard. But the city also will contribute an estimated $17 million in cash, plus tax abatement, to make the financing work.

Today's Market

H&R Block invests in pocketbook predicting app MoneyStream

MoneyStream requires users to link their bank accounts, credit card accounts and accounts at billers. It then uses proprietary algorithms to predict upcoming bills and income. The result is a calendar-based forecast of how much money the user will have and when he’ll have it.

In one KCK neighborhood, the present and the future collide

To three generations, the neighborhood near State Line Road and 45th Street was known as Spring Valley. Now the tech world and geeks crowding in call it Kansas City Startup Village, where they’re encouraged to dream up apps and online businesses. The natives, though, are restless. They have recently begun to work with the young arrivals to reach an understanding of what neighborhoods are supposed to be.

H&R Block invests in pocketbook predicting app MoneyStream

MoneyStream requires users to link their bank accounts, credit card accounts and accounts at billers. It then uses proprietary algorithms to predict upcoming bills and income. The result is a calendar-based forecast of how much money the user will have and when he’ll have it.

In one KCK neighborhood, the present and the future collide

To three generations, the neighborhood near State Line Road and 45th Street was known as Spring Valley. Now the tech world and geeks crowding in call it Kansas City Startup Village, where they’re encouraged to dream up apps and online businesses. The natives, though, are restless. They have recently begun to work with the young arrivals to reach an understanding of what neighborhoods are supposed to be.

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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.

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Heinz wants your table to have both its ketchup and its mustard

Heinz, the world’s top ketchup seller, is bringing its yellow mustard to stores across the U.S. in a bid to dominate traditional hamburger and hot dog condiments. The company has rolled out national advertisements that play on the idea that Heinz ketchup is breaking up with French’s, the mustard market leader, in favor of a new relationship with Heinz mustard.