Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is coming to KCI

The entry of Spirit promises new competition for Southwest Airlines, which has become the dominant carrier in Kansas City with more than 40 percent of the market. It creates the possibility for travelers that the two airlines will directly compete for business to such cities as Chicago.

UMB earnings fall 33% because of acquisition costs

UMB Financial said its earnings suffered from $15 million the company set aside to cover potential costs tied to its earlier purchase of Prairie Capital Management. Otherwise, UMB said, its operations were performing well.

AT&T might challenge Google Fiber with high-speed Internet service in KC

AT&T Inc. announced Monday that Kansas City is among 24 markets where it may outfit its U-verse network to bring dramatically faster Internet speeds to homes and small businesses. It would be a direct challenge to Google Fiber, which has offered 1-gigabit-per-second Internet connections to much of the Kansas City area since late 2012.

Millennials are finding KC a friendly place to be

Kansas City is going after the millennial generation as a key to future economic vitality and finding fairly good results, doing better than most major metros adding young adults and picking up some good national publicity on social media.

Eleven area entrepreneurs are named finalists for Ernst & Young award

The Entrepreneur of the Year awards program, now in its 28th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and community. Award winners will be announced June 19 at an event at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel.

Harley-Davidson 1Q earnings roar ahead

Harley-Davidson reported an 18.7 percent rise in first-quarter earnings, saying motorcycle sales grew 5.8 percent worldwide and efficiency efforts took hold during the quarter.