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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Kansas Oil Boom   Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 1:39 PM ET
    The Kansas Oil Boom

    Is Kansas the next Bakken-like oil boom? CNBC's Bertha Coombs has the details.

  • Is Kansas the Next Bakken?   Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 11:24 AM ET
    Is Kansas the Next Bakken?

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the growing influx of businesses coming to Kansas to cash in on energy opportunities.

  • Doomsday Homes Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 4:23 PM ET
    As we approach the latest projected doomsday (Dec. 21, 2012) the end of the world is getting to be quite popular. Google “doomsday” and you will find a lot of websites with black backgrounds and urgent red lettering.  Emergency bunker sales are up, according to the claims on these sites. Then there are the new reality TV shows, “Doomsday Preppers” and “Doomsday Bunkers.” All beg the question, where would you go to “bug out”? A mountaintop, inside a mountain, underground, in a fortress, or is the

    The end of the world is getting to be quite popular. Where would you go to "bug out?" Check out some stylish and genteel ways to hide from to possible future widespread problems.