<![CDATA[Business News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:06 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:06 CST Business 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Kansas teens fired for discussing unequal pay find new jobs http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article87004872.html#storylink=rss Two weeks ago, Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed were let go from their summer jobs for discussing wages

The National Labor Relations Board says it’s illegal to fire employees for sharing pay information

Walcott and Reed said they didn’t expect the story to receive national attention

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AMC says its Carmike deal is ‘now at considerable risk’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86878377.html#storylink=rss Leawood-based AMC Theaters owner asked for a delay in a vote by Carmike shareholders

Investor groups have questioned the $1.1 billion deal’s price since it was announced in March

AMC said it is prepared to let the deal “pass by the wayside” as a disciplined buyer

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Verizon is No. 1 in RootMetrics’ Kansas City area network test http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article86980812.html#storylink=rss Sprint and T-Mobile tie for second

AT&T ranks fourth in the latest test

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Genesis Health Clubs will close three area fitness centers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article86922162.html#storylink=rss Two are in Johnson County and one is in the Northland

The clubs are set to close at 3 p.m. Saturday

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Bids are still sought to reuse former Kansas City middle school http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86905887.html#storylink=rss Robeson Middle School site is offered for redevelopment

Property is the former Jewish Community Center in south KC

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Updated: Interactive report on Kansas City's downtown development boom http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article3989409.html#storylink=rss Stay current on downtown's rejuvenation with our interactive report. What's new? Changes at the Savoy, the Power & Light apartment building project, Cornerstone Apartments and The Nerdery coming to the The old Western Union building at 100 E. Seventh St.

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KC Symphony music director wants to sell pricey NY condo http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article86972072.html#storylink=rss Michael Stern and siblings are selling their mother’s condo

Central Park West unit has $7.6 million asking price

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Toyota recalled 3.4 million cars this week – but that doesn’t crack the 10 largest auto recalls http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86594807.html#storylink=rss Toyota recalled a total of 3.37 million vehicles this week due to problems with airbags and emissions

The large amount doesn’t even crack the top 10 worst auto recalls

Toyota itself had a much worse recall in 2010 due to sudden acceleration issues, which was linked to 12 deaths

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Kansas City is a rare market of broadband competition in a fast-consolidating world http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article86939492.html#storylink=rss Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Consolidated Communications are all fighting for customers

Cable company mergers change the dynamics between those who produce entertainment and those who sell pay TV service

Increasingly, customers buy all their communications services from a single company’s bundle

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There are no easy answers in combating employee embezzlement http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article86762127.html#storylink=rss Kansas City area companies, big and small, have been victimized

So far in 2016, several area cases have involved thefts of more than $1 million

An expert notes: “Often it is the star employee walking out in handcuffs”

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Brexit news may trim credit managers’ optimism about the economy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86867212.html#storylink=rss An optimistic survey of managers was taken in June before Great Britain voted to leave the European Union

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Overland Park-based NPC will buy 39 Wendy’s restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86729207.html#storylink=rss NPC International agrees to pay $36.6 million for the North Carolina restaurants

It’s the company’s fifth acquisition of Wendy’s properties since 2013

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Couple keeps wheels rolling with Freedom Transportation http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article86865017.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:58:23 CDT

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When should you rat on a co-worker? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86848547.html#storylink=rss Exercise common sense over paranoia

Report dangerous behaviors to authorities

Burden is on employers and employees

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Digital Sandbox KC launches energy-focused incubator backed by KCP&L’s parent company http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article86672872.html#storylink=rss Energy Sandbox will use the model perfected by Digital Sandbox

The incubator will launch Friday

Applications are open to anyone in the Great Plains Energy service area

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Kansas City ad agency VML wins big at Cannes festival http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86739522.html#storylink=rss The global marketing agency won 11 awards at the advertising industry’s annual festival

A Gatorade ad from this year’s Super Bowl was VML’s biggest winner

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Oak Street development across from UMKC is on schedule http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article86632117.html#storylink=rss Closed 51st Street is scheduled to reopen by Aug. 15

Brookside Boulevard work may be done before that

Colonial Shops continue to stay open during construction

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Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot' http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86959122.html#storylink=rss The U.S. announced Thursday the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, the 40-year-old owner of a technology company who nicknamed his vehicle "Tessy" and had praised its sophisticated "Autopilot" system just one month earlier for preventing a collision on an interstate. The government said it is investigating the design and performance of the system aboard the Tesla Model S sedan.

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Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot' http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article87051637.html#storylink=rss The first person to die in a U.S. crash involving a car in self-driving mode was the tech-savvy 40-year-old owner of a Tesla Model S who nicknamed his car "Tessy" and praised its sophisticated "Autopilot" system.

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The Latest: Fiberglass donkeys swarm Philly for convention http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article86828487.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

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Renown Health pays $9.5M to settle Medicare fraud suit http://www.kansascity.com/news/article87045507.html#storylink=rss The operator of the largest hospital and health care network in northern Nevada has agreed to pay the Justice Department $9.5 million to settle allegations of patient-overcharges and Medicare fraud, U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden announced Thursday.

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Goodell's 2015 salary was a little over $31 million for 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article87056052.html#storylink=rss NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $31 million for 2015, the league said on Thursday.

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The Latest: Phelps, Lochte cruise in semis of 200 IM http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article86828187.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local to Rio):

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Baylor College of Medicine to study Zika patients http://www.kansascity.com/news/article87054627.html#storylink=rss The Baylor College of Medicine will lead a study of patients infected with the Zika virus under a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Site of new car condos, track hosts Michigan Rib Fest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article87045522.html#storylink=rss A festival celebrating live music and barbecue is being held at the site of a new private playground for car enthusiasts in suburban Detroit.

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Australia could soon elect 5th prime minister in 3 years http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article87029997.html#storylink=rss Australians go to the polls Saturday with the opposition leader vying to become the country's fifth prime minister in three years. Global market turmoil since the Brexit vote, Australia's success in turning back asylum seeker boats, gay marriage, housing prices, corporate tax rates and union corruption have been major issues in the eight-week campaign.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:00:06 CDT By ROD McGUIRK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article87029997.html
Eagle Mine in U.P. bullish on newly discovered minerals http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86918437.html#storylink=rss The life of a nickel-and-copper mine in the Upper Peninsula would be extended a year to 2023 if the owner taps a mineral deposit that was discovered in 2014.

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California attorney general subpoenas refiners on gas prices http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article87013772.html#storylink=rss The California attorney general has issued subpoenas to several oil refiners to learn how they set gasoline prices, which are consistently higher in California than in most other states.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:20:06 CDT By DAVID KOENIG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article87013772.html
Prompted by court ruling, lawmakers eye payday loan rates http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article87031582.html#storylink=rss Delaware lawmakers have introduced legislation to cap annual interest rates on payday loans.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:14:32 CDT By RANDALL CHASE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article87031582.html
Gov. Scott's wallet has millions less in it, filing shows http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86994127.html#storylink=rss Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multimillionaire who used his personal fortune to help propel him into office, reported Thursday that his overall net worth tumbled sharply in the past year.

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