KCUR Business & Tech
How One Sprint Employee Is Bracing For Expected Layoffs
Last week, Overland Park-based Sprint Corp. officials indicated job cuts were coming in the fall. The extent of the layoffs at the Kansas company,...
Mission Businesses Cope With Losses From Construction
Massive street and sidewalk work has been going on for six months along Johnson Drive in Mission, and the mom and pop businesses on that street are...
How Microloans Are Affecting KC Businesses
Just what is a microloan and how can we use it to help a local business? On Tuesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with a Kansas City, Mo., councilman...
Behind The Sticker Price: Tomatoes
Fresh tomatoes are a pleasure of summer, but they typically come at a price. Discover what goes into setting that price, whether it's worth it, and what...
Is Residential Development Right For Kansas City's West Bottoms?
A new push for residential development in Kansas City's West Bottoms has some strong support and strong opposition. Rancher and real estate developer...
Author Puts Unconventional Spin On Economics
Who has the power in capitalism? The critics of capitalism say the rich have the upper hand. But author John Hope Bryant thinks the story is more...
Building Up KC With Local Entrepreneurs
Whether it’s a bakery or a tech firm, running your own business is no cakewalk. Developing one from the ground up takes a lot of hard work and planning...
What Would A Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Mean For Kansas City?
Talk of the proposed $32 billion merger of Sprint and T-Mobile continues to bubble, raising serious questions about the future health of the Kansas...
Cash Money Crew: Planning For A New Baby
Finding out how to pay for a baby can force some parents to make complicated financial decisions. On Monday's Central Standard, we were joined by the...
Missouri And Kansas Among Worst States For New Parents
A new study has rated Missouri and Kansas among the worst states in the country for new parents. The National Partnership for Women & Families gave...
Sprint And T-Mobile: How Corporate Mergers Work
When Sprint CEO Dan Hesse appeared on a recent episode, he didn’t say much about the anticipated merger of his company with T-Mobile. Since then, talk...
To Buy Or To Rent?
With the foliage at its finest, "For Sale" signs are popping up in front of houses all over town. Home ownership is a staple of the American Dream but...
Confronting Suburban Poverty
When you think of poverty, you might picture homeless people in the heart of the city or lines at the City Union Mission, but the inner city isn’t the...
A Look At Sprint With Its CEO
When it comes to employment and industry, Sprint is a giant in Kansas City, but that status doesn’t come without some issues. On Tuesday's Up to Date,...
Development On The Rise In Kansas City
Home construction skyrocketed 88% over last year's developments this April. In the second half of Monday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Kansas...
Greensburg, Kansas Recovers From Twister Only To Face An Economic EF5
A massive EF5 tornado all but obliterated Greensburg, Kan., on May 4, 2007. Afterwards, city leaders saw a blank slate, a chance to reverse decades of...
Kansas City’s Auto Assembly Sector Revs Up With New Parts Plant
Kansas City’s thriving auto-assembly sector notched another win Thursday, as the Canadian company Martinrea broke ground on a new parts plant in...
How Corporate Giants Are Dominating Online Commerce
You can post just about anything you want on the internet, but when it comes to e-commerce, the online world is dominated by a few major players. On...
One Company's 'Quirky' Spin On Getting Inventions Produced
People have ideas for inventions all the time, but getting those ideas made into consumer products can be a difficult journey. On Friday's Up to Date,...
Getting Inventive In Kansas City
When you tell people you're an inventor, it conjures up images of a mad scientist slaving away in a lab. But what's it really like to be an inventor in...
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