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MMGY Global expands to Europe

The Kansas City-based marketing agency, which specializes in the travel and hospitality industries, has opened an office in Madrid, Spain. It’s the company’s first European office.

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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.

New retailers for the Country Club Plaza

Luxury eyewear retailer Barton Perreira plans to open in March. The Coveted Home interior design studio and home furnishings store will relocate from Prairie Village and plans a May opening on the Plaza. The previously announced Zoes Kitchen plans a March opening.

Women’s group digs into Missouri data to advocate for pay and child care

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City and researchers from the University of Missouri have collaborated to produce an interactive database with information about the status of women in Missouri. It’s the first step in an education and advocacy project to influence Missouri legislators and other elected officials and help drive public policy.

New retailers for the Country Club Plaza

Luxury eyewear retailer Barton Perreira plans to open in March. The Coveted Home interior design studio and home furnishings store will relocate from Prairie Village and plans a May opening on the Plaza. The previously announced Zoes Kitchen plans a March opening.

Women’s group digs into Missouri data to advocate for pay and child care

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City and researchers from the University of Missouri have collaborated to produce an interactive database with information about the status of women in Missouri. It’s the first step in an education and advocacy project to influence Missouri legislators and other elected officials and help drive public policy.

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Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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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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Earnings climb 15 percent at CapFed

The lender, an active mortgage lender in the Kansas City area, said its earnings got a boost from a borrowing strategy that benefits from what it pays to borrow from one federal window and what it can earn at another.