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Report: US Manufacturing Sector Expanded During November

Although some fear an economic slowdown might be just around the corner, for the 27th consecutive month, the US manufacturing sector grew during November, according to a new report. The Institute for Supply Management’s Report on Business revealed that both… more

New Ranking: Peter Mallouk Named to List of Most Powerful People in Global Finance

Sandwiched between Anthony Scaramucci and Mark Zuckerberg, Creative Planning President Peter Mallouk has been named to the Worth 100 Most Powerful Men and Women in Global Finance. With Scaramucci at 100 and Zuckerberg at 98, Mallouk took 99. This is… more

Acendas Travel Expands Across Missouri

In a move that is on track with the company’s desire to grow, Acendas Travel of Kansas City has expanded its operations across the Show-Me-State. Acendas announced this week it has acquired St.Louis-based Gwin’s Travel, which has offices in Kirkwood,… more

What Could Be Going On At Ferrellgas?

Ferrellgas, the propane company that has consistently made it on Ingram’s Top 25 Public Companies list, has been experiencing a few bumps in the road. Recently, shares sank 22 percent, and the company revealed an indefinite suspension of shareholder distributions. Additionally,… more

Breaking Down the Marriott-Starwood Security Breach

As the dust continues to settle from the Starwood guest reservation database security breach--which affects millions of business and convention travelers, as well as vacationers and tourists--potential victims are still waiting to hear the fate of their personal data. An… more

Kansas City-Based McRuer Acquired by St. Louis Audit and Accounting Firm

St. Louis audit and accounting firm UHY has acquired Kansas City-based McRuer & Associates.   McRuer, which has consistently been on Ingram’s top accounting firms list, has served the Kansas City community through its accounting, tax planning and consulting services… more

While U.S. Existing Home Sales are Declining, Kansas City is Showcasing a Different Trend

Despite the U.S. economy experiencing one of its best six-month stretches in a decade and the unemployment rate reaching historic lows, the Wall Street Journal reported this week that U.S. existing home sales are declining, and have been for eight… more

Medical Marijuana in Missouri: New Law Brings New Questions For Employers

Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 on Election Day 2018, one of the three medical marijuana measures appearing on the state’s ballot. Amendment 2 adds an article to the Missouri Constitution legalizing medical use of marijuana for qualifying patients and allowing people who… more

Bardavon Health Scores $15M Investment

Bardavon Health Innovations, an Overland Park-based provider of health-care data and analytics solutions, has landed a massive investment, which will propel its nationwide growth. Bardavon announced this week that it had raised $15 million in new financing, led by NewRoad… more

Report: Kansas City Commercial Construction Market is Growing Rapidly

Electrical Wholesaling has released a ranking of the busiest commercial construction markets in the United States. As conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics, the Kansas City bi-state area falls at number 14 for the busiest market in the first six… more