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KC company withdraws plans to develop Kemper Arena

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City development company says circumstances beyond its control have forced it to drop its plan to turn Kemper Arena into a regional youth…

Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records

(WASHINGTON, AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels’ guest information without first getting a search warrant. The justices said they will…

Home foreclosures down sharply in Kansas, Missouri

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A California-based real estate research company says new foreclosure cases in Kansas and Missouri declined sharply in the third quarter from year-ago levels while rising…

HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

By MAE ANDERSON and MICHAEL LIEDTKE (NEW YORK, AP) — Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as…

Civitas Media CEO resigns

(DAVIDSON, N.C., AP) — Civitas Media President and CEO Michael Bush has resigned from the company. Bush said Thursday he plans to pursue other opportunities. The company’s board of directors…

Enrollment up at University of Missouri campuses

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Enrollment at the four-campus University of Missouri system is on the rise. The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/1vy2CTu) reports that a record 35,441 students are taking on-campus…

Empire Electric granted 13.5 percent rate increase

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A Missouri-based electric company has announced that the Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved a 13.5 percent rate increase for its Arkansas customers. Empire District Electric…

Ford to add 1,200 workers at Missouri plant

(CLAYCOMO, Mo., AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it’s adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van. The Transit arrived…

Proposed wind farm near wildlife refuge will move

(MOUND CITY, Mo., AP) — A company that had planned to build the largest wind farm in Missouri near several wildlife areas has decided to look elsewhere because modifications needed…

Port of Kansas City to reopen for barge traffic

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The port of Kansas City’s barge-shipping terminal will reopen after being closed since 2007. The Port Authority of Kansas City said Tuesday it is partnering…