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Students see their business startup ideas tested at OneDayKC event

Six teams of high school and college students spent 12 hours Friday thinking up and presenting their ideas for new businesses. The students’ charge was to come up with business ideas that could tap into Kansas City’s emerging future, the one with Google Fiber, the downtown streetcar and the Smart City initiative.

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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.

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.

In KC and beyond, more women crack the glass ceiling to become CEOs

Women in Kansas City and nationally have made some recent gains in becoming chief executive officers of large companies, but women still are under-represented in top corporate jobs. That’s why women’s advocacy organizations such as Central Exchange try to keep tabs and advocate for more.

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.

In KC and beyond, more women crack the glass ceiling to become CEOs

Women in Kansas City and nationally have made some recent gains in becoming chief executive officers of large companies, but women still are under-represented in top corporate jobs. That’s why women’s advocacy organizations such as Central Exchange try to keep tabs and advocate for more.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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Because of lower fuel prices and strong demand, airline earnings are flying high

There was an unmistakable shift in tone in the airline industry this week as the nation’s top carriers all reported record earnings. The airlines kept their planes full as they reaped the benefits of their long drive to consolidate the industry into fewer, bigger carriers. The financial performance was particularly striking because the first quarter is traditionally the weakest of the year.