The Cordish Companies, owner-operator of the popular Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City, is again facing allegations of discrimination. Cordish vehemently denies as “complete fabrication” the latest charges, which are part of wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed late Friday.
The intensity of winter weather, both around Kansas City and nationally has put a strain on the supply of salt available to cities both near and far. Under the rich soil of Kansas there are hundreds of miles of salt veins where many cities get their salt. On today's Central Standard we'll take you down to one mine to the front lines of a national salt shortage playing out in our backyard.
Frank Morris, KCUR national correspondent and senior editor
Tax season is upon us, so it's time to rummage through those shoe boxes of old receipts, dig up W-2 forms and file your 2013 return.
The Cash Money Crew is here to guide you through the process, including changes to be aware of and tips for a smoother tax return season in 2014. Later, we discuss the changing realities of retirement and how to prepare for it.
If you think the roads you’re driving on seem worse than usual this winter, you’re probably right.The waves of snowstorms in much of the country have exhausted supplies of rock salt, the main tool that road crews use to melt ice and snow. Even areas with vast quantities of salt underground are having a hard time getting it onto their streets this year.
When Milwaukee fights road ice with cheese brine, New Jersey breaks out the pickle juice and New York, a major salt producer, declares a salt shortage, you know you’ve got a widespread problem.
Kansas City can finally hang a “no vacancy” sign on one of its largest and most important industrial buildings.
In its heyday some 6000 people worked in the TWA overhaul base at KCI. The place is massive, a million square feet, more room than all three terminals combined. When American Airlines pulled out a few years ago, the place was empty. Now, after an intensive marketing campaign Mark VanLoh, Kansas City’s Aviation director says, it’s just the reverse.
Until recently, we felt pretty secure using credit cards at major retailers. But with breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and now maybe Michael’s, should we rethink the technology that’s supposed to keep our data secure?
On Monday's Up to Date, our Techsperts delve into this tech issues and others. Could supermarket Wi-Fi be the key to keeping customers shopping longer? Will wearable technology that tracks your health become the norm?
The business world is infamous for its “glass ceiling.” And it’s true that being a woman in a man’s world can make it more difficult to succeed.
In the second part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with the president the Kansas City Sports Commission and the publisher of The Kansas City Star — both women — about how they reached the top and what advice they have for other women.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. The Cash Money Crew is here to discuss what you should do in case your identity is stolen. Also, the Crew will cover how to manage your credit whether it's good, bad or even nonexistent.
Automaker Ford announced big changes to its F-150 pickup truck at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday and that means big changes to Kansas City’s auto industry. Ford’s plant in Claycomo, Mo., is one of just two factories that builds the F-150, the most popular vehicle in America.
Starting with its 2015 model, the new F-150 will be manufactured mostly from aluminum, rather than much heavier steel.
It would be impossible to go one news day without hearing about the state of the economy, or the movement of financial markets or the rising cost of a gallon of gas. Money in America shapes our votes and the quality of our lives. But have you wondered, just where did it come from? How did the dollar get its start?
On Wednesday's Central Standard, Brian Ellison looks at the origins of American money, specifically on the influence of wampum and other early money on our financial system to this day.
Sprint Corp., based in Overland Park, Kan., has been losing subscribers to bigger rivals for years. One way to reverse that trend would be to merge with another carrier, and Sprint is reportedly eyeing the fourth largest wireless provider, T-Mobile, for acquisition.
When the Wall Street Journal published a report, citing unnamed sources, that Sprint was getting ready to try to buy T-Mobile, lots of industry analysts treated it as old news.
The popularity of locally-grown and raised food in Kansas City continues to grow. But local food producers often have a hard time selling to restaurants, grocery stories and institutions like schools and hospitals. Local farmers often don’t have the volume or variety to compete with larger farms and food distributors. Even for those institutions willing to pay more for locally-sourced food, the infrastructure is lacking.
States were ranked on the number of STEM professionals in the state, science and technology degree holders, percentage of utility patents and a three-year analysis of productivity change, among other things.
The Better Business Bureau of St. Louis is reminding shoppers to be just as cautious after Christmas as before.
The organization's vice president of communications, Chris Thetford, says if you’re shopping in person, make sure you always know the location of your credit or debit card. Online, he says, make sure to use a secure site.
Kansas abolitionists and pro-slavery forces in Missouri fought a bloody border war in the 1850s, splitting the Kansas City region. Some 160 years later the states are still locked in economic combat that pushes businesses, and jobs, back and forth across the state line, with the companies themselves often the only clear winners.
We all know that Kansas City likes to be, well, up to date, and several new businesses are helping make that happen.
In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, reporter Kevin Collison joins us to take a look at the top ten developments in Kansas City businesses this year. We'll examine Cerner's announcement for a new campus on Bannister Road, the GSA's move downtown, the sale of Boulevard Brewery to a Belgian company, and more.
Whether or not you make a resolution for 2014, you've got to plan out your financial and estate matters for the upcoming year.
On Monday's Central Standard, Bill Anderson talks with the Cash Money Crew about how to set a realistic financial goal, one suited to you income and your needs. They also dive into the exciting and important world of year-end tax planning.
People in Kansas City may not be too thrilled about it, but the pending sale of Boulevard Brewing company to Belgian beer maker Duvel Moortgat says a lot about how the American craft beer industry has grown up and gone global.
Kansas Citians are proud of lots of things, their barbeque, the Chiefs, Sporting Kansas City, even lately, the Royals, and most beer lovers in this town would add Boulevard Brewing to that list.