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$19B Farmer Relief Detailed

The Department of Agriculture released details on how the $19 billion in relief for farmers will be given out to recipients. Farmers that have suffered a loss of five percent or more are eligible for up to $250,000 per person.… more

May 2020 COVID-19 Update: Passing the Test?

The good news, to people starving for some amid the carnage of the COVID-19 pandemic, is that in this region, the caseloads appear to be tapering off. A number of metrics reinforce that: The Web site rt.live, created by a pair… more

Ingram’s 2020 Best Companies to Work For

Since launching Best Companies to Work For in 2008, Ingram's has labored to create a level playing field for any company wishing to be considered: Do your best as an employer, tell us about what sees you apart, and make… more

Are the PPP Loans Forgiven? Not So Fast.

The roll out of the Paycheck Protection Program loans triggered a rush for funding at the end of March. The $349 billion in funding for the program provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ran out… more

Denials Create Concerns for Both Insurers, Insured

The arrival and spread of COVID-19 has had significant and far-reaching social and economic impacts on individuals and businesses throughout the United States. To curtail the spread of the virus, local and state authorities across the country issued orders effectively… more

J. C. Penney Closing 30 Percent of Stores

In another blow to the retail real estate industry, retailer JCPenney plans to pare back its store count by 30 percent, or 240 stores. It will leave it with about 600 total stores. The company, which operates seven stores and… more

Construction Industry Lost 975,000K Jobs Last Month

April's unemployment rate hit a dismal 14.7 percent, and the construction industry was no different. It lost 975,000 jobs over the month, in an industry that was having trouble finding workers before COVID-19 hit. Though other industries faced a tougher… more

Home Builders Confident Despite Starts Drop

Though the number of homes being built are lat their lowest levels since 2015, home builders are confident about the future, according to a National Association of Home Builders report. Total housing starts dropped 30.2 percent in April to a… more

Q&A With … Mike Boehm, City of Lenexa

Mike Boehm is the major of the City of Lenexa, which has seen major construction growth over the the last few years. Q. Have you seen any delay in the construction of City Center as a result of COVID-19? A.… more

SelectQuote Readies IPO

Online insurance broker SelectQuote, which is based in Overland Park, is preparing for an IPO to raise $475 million with a stock price in the range of $17 to $19. MarketWatch reports it could place the value of the company… more