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  • Drought crushes local beef industry in Hawaii Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 3:09 AM ET

    At the same time, Hawaii cattle ranchers ship 40,000 live cattle each year to California, Kansas and other states, while just 4,000 are slaughtered for meat sales in Hawaii.

  • Race to cut ETF costs may leave investors in the dark Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 4- Exchange-traded funds are waging a price war that may save investors money on fees, but cheaper fund choices pose a greater risk because they may rely on new, more-opaque indexes.

  • Forecast: Kansas jobs to increase 1.8 percent Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 5:04 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.-- Kansas will see employment growth of 1.8 percent next year, regardless of who wins the White House, as business picks up after the uncertainty of the November elections, economic researchers at Wichita State University said Wednesday.

  • Unemployment rates for Midwestern US cities Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
  • *In one case, payment of more than $7 mln held up over $100 invoice. By Ayesha Rascoe and Roberta Rampton. WASHINGTON, Oct 2- A year after the U.S. government raced to meet a deadline to finish loan agreements with dozens of clean energy companies, less than half the total money promised has been handed over.

  • Hallmark Cards to close Topeka, Kan., plant Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:34 PM ET

    TOPEKA, Kan.-- Hallmark Cards Inc. will close its Topeka manufacturing plant and shed about 300 jobs as it consolidates its Kansas operations at its remaining facilities in Lawrence and Leavenworth, the company announced Tuesday.

  • BRIEF-Hallmark consolidates Kansas manufacturing Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:50 PM ET

    *Hallmark cards-greeting card and envelope production to move from Topeka. *Hallmark cards- none of the work currently done in Kansas is being moved out. of Kansas as a result of this consolidation.

  • *In one case, payment of more than $7 mln held up over $100 invoice. *Caution shows government taking appropriate care-CEO By Ayesha Rascoe and Roberta Rampton. WASHINGTON, Oct 2- A year after the U.S. government raced to meet a deadline to finish loan agreements with dozens of clean energy companies, less than half the total money promised has been handed over.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • Akin claims McCaskill benefited from stimulus Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Republican challenger Todd Akin went on the offensive against Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri's Senate race on Monday, claiming that her husband's businesses profited from a federal stimulus act provision that helped finance low-income housing.

  • Airline to cancel federal subsidy for ND airport Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.-- An airline that for two decades has received federal subsidies to fly to a small North Dakota city says it no longer needs taxpayer help because the oil boom in the area has made the service self-sufficient.

  • Alabama Power among leaders in SE in wind power Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama Power's agreements to purchase wind-generated power put it among the leading investor-owned utilities in the Southeast to pursue the renewable source, a national organization said.

  • Survey suggests little economic growth in Midwest Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.-- Little or no economic growth is likely this year in most of the nine Midwest and Plains states covered by a survey of business leaders, but the booming oil business will continue to drive growth in North Dakota and Oklahoma, according to the report released Monday.

  • Oil rig scam defendants set for first court date Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.-- Seven men accused of cheating investors out of $132 million with false promises about companies that leased oil rigs are due in federal court in Wichita, Kan.. Six of the defendants are from Kansas; the other is from Oklahoma. Magistrate Judge Karen Humphreys in Wichita.

  • Ikea stores plan to only sell LED lighting by 2016 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    Ikea believes the shift to the longer-lasting bulbs will help set an environmentally friendly example in the industry and also save the company about $10 million to $20 million a year, or 10 percent, in lighting costs at its 300 stores around the globe, said Steve Howard, the company's chief sustainability officer.

  • CFTC Asleep at the Switch?     Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Sen. Jerry Moran, (R-KS), tells CNBC's Rick Santelli how the drought situation in Kansas is impacting his state, plus he weighs in on holding regulators accountable for trading transgressions.

  • States Face Tough Choices Even as Downturn Ends Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
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    The debate over balancing taxing and spending has been raging across the country, and no two states have settled it more differently than Maryland and Kansas, the New York Times Reports.

  • Valuable Baseball Items for Auction     Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 1:54 PM ET

    Discussing some of the most valuable baseball items up for auction at Major League Baseball's "FanFest" in Kansas City, with David Hunt, Hunt Auctions president.

  • Brownback Vows No Obamacare for Kansans Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 8:55 PM ET
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    A day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said he had no plans to implement provisions of the health care law.

  • Route 66

    Known as America's Main Street, Route 66 is undergoing a business resurgence of sorts as travelers search for a bygone era.