50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more

GM Expects to Ramp Up Production in June

General Motors plants are expected to return to pre-COVID-19 production levels in June, said the company's CEO recently. “This week we’ll continue to add additional shifts in our North America plants, and we think we’ll be close to normal capacity… more

SpaceX Makes History, Paves Way for Aerospace

SpaceX, the private company owned by Elon Musk, successfully launched two astronauts to the International Space Station over the weekend. If astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken make it back to earth safely, it could pave the way for commercial… more

Boeing Laying Off Close to 7,000

Boeing is laying off 6,770 employees, which will reportedly reduce the aircraft manufacturers' headcount by 10 percent. “Following the reduction-in-force announcement we made last month, we have concluded our voluntary layoff (VLO) program,” CEO Dave Calhoun said in a memo… more

Hertz Files for Bankruptcy

Rental-car company Hertz has filed for bankruptcy after a major sales downturn that was fueled by COVID-19. "The impact of Covid-19 on travel demand was sudden and dramatic, causing an abrupt decline in the company's revenue and future bookings," said… more

Oil Prices Start to Come Back

Oil prices are gaining some ground after weeks of near-all-time-lows since the outbreak of COVID-19, due to the reduction of travel and the transportation of goods. It comes as Wall Street is set for a big uptick, and the New… more

KCI Expects June Flights to Decrease

Flights at Kansas City International Airport are expected to fall in June, with 100 less daily departures year over year, due to COVID-19. There are about 20 routes suspended, which will result in 108 fewer daily departures and 14,791 fewer… more

GM Fairfax Reopening June 1, Following Ford

Ford's plant in Claycomo reopened yesterday, and across the state line, GM's Fairfax plant is set to open its doors again on June 1. Both have been closed since March. The facilities will have social distancing, face masks, and temperature… more

Q&A With … Dave Toland, KS Department of Commerce

Dave Toland is the Kansas Secretary of Commerce. Q. We've heard about national, and international issues with the supply chain. How is KS specifically impacted and are there any differences? A. Factory production disruptions due to COVID-19 related shutdowns have… more

KC Southern Gets Positive Analyst Ratings

While most companies across the metro area are facing tough times, there is some bright news for railroad company Kansas City Southern. The firm apparently has a 13.1-percent upside in income, according to analyst ratings, with 18 analysts considering the… more