<![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 Hallmark adds jobs in Liberty as Enfield, Conn., warehouse closes http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80311412.html#storylink=rss More than 500 jobs are affected by warehouse closure

Distribution work is consolidated in Liberty, where 345 jobs have been added

About 300 more Liberty jobs are due to be added this summer, Hallmark says

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Stocks rise to wrap up a strong week as banks move higher http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80414642.html#storylink=rss The Dow Jones industrial average rose 44.93, or 0.25 percent, to 17,873.22

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8.96, or 0.43 percent, to 2,099.06

The Nasdaq composite index rose 31.74, or 0.65 percent, to 4,933.50

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U.S. economy grew faster in the first quarter than previously thought http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80384972.html#storylink=rss Resilient consumer spending and a buoyant housing market are the main reasons

But the overall gains are still likely to fall short of hopes as the recovery nears the end of its seventh year

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Parade of Homes is extended over the Memorial Day weekend http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80367207.html#storylink=rss Many Kansas City area builders will open their show homes through Monday

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Cerner touts $1.2 billion in local economic impact, says it expects to employ 25,000 in area http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80308462.html#storylink=rss At shareholders meeting, health care information technology company cites 236 new hospital clients last year

It says construction is ongoing at its new south Kansas City campus

A “robust” recruiting program is underway to add employees

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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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Gifts to boost your college graduate’s financial smarts http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article79978667.html#storylink=rss Here are some alternatives to cold, hard cash

A financial organizing kit can be helpful

Time with a financial consultant could be the best gift of all

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Fri, 27 May 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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The week ahead: May jobs report will be issued next Friday http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80362122.html#storylink=rss The unemployment report will be closely watched for signs of strength or weakness in the economy

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Fri, 27 May 2016 14:32:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80362122.html
Silpada shutdown ends financial drain on owners totaling ‘tens of millions of dollars’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80150947.html#storylink=rss Lenexa company corrects an earlier statement that it remained profitable amid decision to close at the end of July

Owners, who had repurchased the company in 2013, had been making up its financial shortfall without telling employees

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American Century opens new branded fund http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80280087.html#storylink=rss The AC Alternatives Long Short Fund looks for stocks whose prices are too high or too low

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Fri, 27 May 2016 09:25:45 CDT

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Are you losing sleep because of work? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article80127792.html#storylink=rss Sleep deprivation affects many workers

Long hours, split shifts and family responsibilities cut into sleep

Too little sleep hurts health and mental sharpness

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KC chamber names K12itc as its top small business of the year http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article79825272.html#storylink=rss K12itc provides customized technology solutions and services for K‐12 school districts

It received the Mr. K Award, named after Ewing Marion Kauffman, founder of Marion Laboratories and original owner of the Royals

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Why deny that success often relies on both hard work and luck? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/syndicated-columnists/article80270977.html#storylink=rss “With the opportunities that exist in America ...,” Mike Huckabee wrote, “ ‘Luck and fortune’ have little to do with success any more.”

Why is the idea that luck and hard work operate in tandem so difficult for some to grasp?

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Cell phone radiation may cause cancer, new government study finds http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article80271547.html#storylink=rss Study that exposed rats to cell phone radiation found more tumors than in rats not exposed

Tumors were much more likely to occur in male rats than female ones

Authors have not said how their results would translate into cancer risk for humans

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Silpada Designs now says it has been losing money since 2010 in deciding to close http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article79765712.html#storylink=rss Changing lifestyles made retail jewelry parties in the home harder to hold, reps harder to recruit

Business at first said it remained profitable and that a “stark realization” it was not sustainable led to shutdown

Many of its 200 employees were let go, and sales representatives have through July 31 to sell Silpada jewelry

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Silpada Designs shocks its representatives by announcing the company will close in July http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article79628942.html#storylink=rss Some salespeople for the Lenexa-based business posted Tuesday on Facebook about the decision

The company seems unable to halt falling revenue, according to information for representatives

Officials have not returned phone calls

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7 wedding gift ideas under $40 that won't make you look cheap http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80250582.html#storylink=rss Weddings can take more than a year to plan and can cost more than many people spend on a car. When it comes to spending a lot on a wedding, it's not just the bride, groom and their families who have to pony up - guests often spend a lot on weddings as well, especially if they have to fly in from out of town and pay for lodging. While some couples request expensive gifts on their registry, there are plenty of ways to get creative and give the happy couple a thoughtful gift they'll love - without breaking your bank.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CAROLINE HAILEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80250582.html
AP Source: Jets' offer to Fitzpatrick for 3 years http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80497252.html#storylink=rss The New York Jets have made an offer that Ryan Fitzpatrick — so far — has refused.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 23:34:03 CDT By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80497252.html
Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article80510812.html#storylink=rss China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as competition for Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 23:29:00 CDT By PAUL TRAYNOR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article80510812.html
AP FACT CHECK: Clinton misstates key facts in email episode http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article80333187.html#storylink=rss Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department's inspector general reported this week.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 19:44:01 CDT By LISA LERER and CATHERINE LUCEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article80333187.html
Bradley University recognized for use of highway research http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article80502642.html#storylink=rss The Federal Highway Administration has recognized Bradley University for its work in integrating new technologies and innovations into the classroom.

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Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80498322.html#storylink=rss Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 21:29:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80498322.html
Daugaard naming USD student to state Board of Regents http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80475627.html#storylink=rss South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he's naming University of South Dakota student Conrad Adam to the state Board of Regents.

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Agency: Measure would put most of state off-limits to wells http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80442342.html#storylink=rss A proposal to require new oil and gas wells to be at least 2,500 feet from homes and schools in Colorado would leave 90 percent of the state off-limits to future drilling, regulators said Friday.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 19:24:00 CDT By DAN ELLIOTT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80442342.html
Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80279462.html#storylink=rss Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 19:14:03 CDT By MICHELLE L. PRICE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80279462.html
New Mexican restaurant in Northland; mystery at Kobe in Power & Light District http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article80297707.html#storylink=rss Estilo Rancho Grill is taking the former Cascone’s Grill North spot at 6427 N. Cosby Ave.

Southside Eatery + Bar wants to open in Watts Mill Plaza

Kobe Japanese Steak & Seafood has a sign on the door saying it is short on staff so can only serve a limited amount of customers

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Now Gawker has its own billionaire backer, sort of http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article80452792.html#storylink=rss The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground of sorts for Silicon Valley tycoons as well.

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Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80290997.html#storylink=rss A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 18:34:00 CDT By SETH BORENSTEIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80290997.html
Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80252342.html#storylink=rss On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country's security — and vowing to retaliate.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 18:24:01 CDT By DEREK GATOPOULOS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80252342.html
Rauner vetoes plan to reduce Chicago pension payments http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80418887.html#storylink=rss Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan Friday that would reduce Chicago's payments to its police and fire pension funds for each of the next five years, calling it an irresponsible idea that will increase pension debt in the long term.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 18:19:07 CDT By IVAN MORENO and SARA BURNETT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80418887.html