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UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton is Kansas Citian of the Year

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce gave its highest civic honor to Leo Morton, chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, at its annual dinner. The award is given annually to a person whose “civic contributions and achievements have reflected the insight, creativity and consciousness necessary to build and maintain” a high-quality urban community.

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YRC Worldwide CEO and six others sell $1.6 million in stock

The stock sales this month include about 11 percent of the shares held by chief executive James Welch. His sales represented about a third of the total value of the shares sold by seven officers of the Kansas City area company. Separately, the company’s top legal officer is resigning.

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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.

Restaurant inspections for Nov. 26

Area restaurants with 7 or more priority of critical health code violations: Cinetopia Prairiefire, Governor Stumpy’s Grill House, McDonald’s, Pinstripes, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Frida’s Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, New China Star, Real Jalisco Fine Mexican Cuisine, and Shoal Creek Lounge & Grill.

Area homebuilding activity reaches a seven-year high

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said 465 permits for single-family home construction were issued in October. That was the highest monthly total since 597 permits were issued in October 2007, before the housing market slumped and the economy headed into a recession.

Restaurant inspections for Nov. 26

Area restaurants with 7 or more priority of critical health code violations: Cinetopia Prairiefire, Governor Stumpy’s Grill House, McDonald’s, Pinstripes, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Frida’s Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, New China Star, Real Jalisco Fine Mexican Cuisine, and Shoal Creek Lounge & Grill.

Area homebuilding activity reaches a seven-year high

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said 465 permits for single-family home construction were issued in October. That was the highest monthly total since 597 permits were issued in October 2007, before the housing market slumped and the economy headed into a recession.

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Tech Q&A: Transferring music files to a new PC

Q: I have ripped (copied) more than 400 music CDs to my Windows Vista PC using Windows Media Player. From the PC, I could transfer the songs to my MP3 music player. Now I've got a new Windows 7 laptop. How can I transfer all those songs from my old PC to my new one and back up the song files?

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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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