Regional News


June Jobs Report Shows One Industry Lagging

The Missouri Department of Economic Development released their June 2018 jobs report today and it indicated a potential issue for construction.  They note that since June of 2017, construction is the only industry showing a significant decrease in jobs, to… more

C-Suite Movement at Associated Wholesale Grocers

The area's second-largest private company has a new Executive Vice President and new Senior Vice President. Scott Welman has taken over as the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for AWG.  In addition to that move, AWG also announced… more

Overland Park Firm Ordered to Pay $3.4 Million Civil Penalty

The Consumer Futures Trading Commission has fined Overland Park firm Lansing Trade Group $3.4 million for "the attempted manipulation of the price of certain wheat futures and options contracts that were traded on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and… more

The Consequence of the Straw Strike

On Monday, Starbucks announced it would eliminate the use of plastic straws in its stores by the end of 2020—replacing them with single-use plastic lids instead. The trend is now reaching the Midwest as some local KC restaurants are also bucking the… more

New Poll Shows McCaskill with Slight Lead over Hawley

In a poll of registered voters released this month by Axios.com/Survey Monkey, incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill (D) holds a small percentage of a lead over challenger, Attorney General Josh Hawley (R). However, Missouri is one of the bright spots for… more

Sprint Hires Former Verizon CFO

Andrew Davies is the new Chief Financial Officer for Sprint, the company announced Friday.  Davies will report to CEO Michel Combes and will officially take over the role on July 2.   "It's an exciting time to join Sprint and build on the… more

Acendas Acquires South Dakota Subsidiary

One of Ingram's Top 100 Private Companies, Acendas Travel, has acquired Sioux Falls-based Travel Partners as a subsidiary.  As the press release states, this deal is effective immediately.  Terms of the deal state that Travel Partners, a vacation travel agency,… more

Supreme Court: States Can Collect Online Sales Taxes

In a 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that individual states have the right to force most online retailers to collect state sales tax.  This ruling overturned a previous ruling by the Supreme Court.   The original… more

MU Awarded $1 Million Grant

The University of Missouri has been selected as one of 33 colleges to receive a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  This is a five-year grant given to universities as part of the Inclusive Excellence initiative.  This… more

Billionaire Buffett Lends Clout to Kansas

When a man whose net worth is north of $80 billion makes a visit to your city, you pay attention.  Tuesday morning, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, alongside Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and GEICO Chairman Tony Nicely, helped announce the… more