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DST Systems to Sell for $5.4 Billion

As it turns out, the 2014 purchase of DST Global Systems by SS&C was just an encore act: The Connecticut-based technology company announced this morning that it would pay $5.4 billion to acquire DST Systems, one of Kansas City's biggest… more

Hall Family, Sunderland Foundations Donate $150 Million to Children’s Mercy

Children's Mercy Kansas City announced this morning that the Hall Family and Sunderland foundations had each donated $75 million to strengthen the hospital's pediatric research programs. The combined $150 million stands as the largest one-time gift ever made to a… more

Upcoming: Construction’s Challenge

The upcoming edition of  Ingram's magazine will include a special report on the 2018 Construction Industry Outlook Assembly, a gathering of nearly three dozen high-level executives that took place Jan. 3. You won't want to miss their discussion on the… more

Sprint Designates New President/CFO

Sprint is starting the new year with a new face in the C-Suite: The Overland Park telecom giant announced this morning that Michel Combes would be coming on board as president and chief financial officer, reporting to CEO Marcelo Claure.… more

Kubota Expansion in the Works Near LPKC

Score one more for logistics-sector growth in the Kansas City region: The Edgerton City Council has signed off on an annexation proposal that clears the way for Kubota Tractor Corp. to dramatically expand its footprint here. The council approved brining… more

Saint Luke’s Buying Bulk of Mosaic Clinics

Saint Luke’s Health System announced this week that it would acquire all but two of the Northland clinics operated by St. Joseph-based Mosaic Life Care. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the sale represents a significant marketplace pullback… more

James Seeks to Salvage KCI Project

Mayor Sly James addressed a week's worth of uncertainty over the fate of a new terminal at Kansas City Airport, issuing a statement this afternoon that called for a new round of negotiations between the city and the Maryland development… more

Nate Orr to Chair Downtown Council

The Spencer Fane law firm announced Thursday that one of its partners, Nate Orr, had been elected board chairman of the Downtown Council of Kansas City, assuming those duties with a commitment to bring more businesses to the commercial heart… more

$10 Million Gift for JCCC Capital Plan

The Johnson County Community College Foundation announced today that it had received a $10 million lead gift from the Sunderland Foundation to jump-start the largest campus transformation project in the nearly 50-year history of the college. Dubbed The Sunderland Challenge,… more

KU Biotech Center Wins SBA Grant

The University of Kansas announced this morning that its Bioscience & Technology Business Center had earned a $50,000 grant from the Small Business Administration to support the center's mission as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas.  It's… more