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  • OMAHA, Neb.— Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest that manufacturing is boosting economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued Wednesday. "This is the fourth consecutive month the index has increased and points to an improving regional manufacturing economy," said Creighton University...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's plan to impose sharp cuts to foreign aid and domestic programs is a non-starter in the Republican-led Congress— and that's according to top GOP lawmakers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., who once headed the panel responsible for the foreign assistance budget, told reporters that Trump's cuts to foreign aid...

  • LEAWOOD, Kan. _ AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $33.2 million. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $911.5 million. AMC Entertainment shares have dropped almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • In the Feb. 14 letter, the FDA said several products were contaminated with multiple foreign particulates and that the injectable antibiotic vancomycin had been compromised by cardboard pieces. The FDA warned the company it had failed to take corrective action. The presence of the foreign matter is "unacceptable" and suggests "a significant loss of control in...

  • Wal-Mart launched the price test across 11 Midwest and Southeastern states such as Iowa, Illinois and Florida, focusing on price competition in the grocery business that accounts for 56 percent of the company's revenue, said vendor sources with direct knowledge of the matter who did not wish to be identified for fear of disrupting business relations with...

  • PAWTUCKET, R.I.— The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. She is supported by the Koch-affiliated libertarian law firm Institute for Justice, based in Arlington, Virginia, which through lawsuits and lobbying in more than a dozen states has been fighting to deregulate the practice of natural...

  • BEATRICE, Neb.— It started with a murder, was followed by a botched trial and has ended with a small Nebraska county facing a $30 million judgment it can't possibly pay. Now the farmers and small town residents of Gage County find themselves on the brink of a rare public bankruptcy, and wondering about possibly selling off the county's road equipment, public...

  • Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar is expected to discuss with American officials India's concerns over proposed U.S. legislation that could make it harder for companies to replace American workers with those from India and other countries. U.S.- India relations generally prospered under the Obama administration, but New Delhi will be hoping that Trump...

  • OLATHE, Kan.— GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters— a largely white Kansas City suburb— didn't reflect it. By his wife's account Friday he willingly spent long hours on an aviation systems engineering team alongside Alok Madasani, a friend and colleague also 32...

  • OLATHE, Kan.— GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters— a largely white Kansas City suburb— didn't reflect it. By his wife's account Friday he willingly spent long hours on an aviation systems engineering team alongside Alok Madasani, a friend and colleague also 32...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 602 rigs sought oil and 151 explored for natural gas this week. Alaska and Louisiana each lost two rigs and North Dakota declined by one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • Although there is little movement on Capitol Hill to make Trump's infrastructure vow a reality, governors have sent the White House a list of 428 projects they say are ready to go with some extra federal spending. Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown has asked for $120 billion, saying that since the state made up 12 percent of the U.S. economy it deserves 12...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas legislators advanced Gov. The Republican-led House and Senate tax committees forwarded separate bills containing the GOP governor's proposals to their chambers for debate, without formally endorsing them. "We need to talk about his plan and let everybody share their concerns publicly about his proposals," said Senate President Susan...

  • TOPEKA, Kan. _ Westar Energy Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $53.9 million. The Topeka, Kansas- based company said it had net income of 38 cents per share. Keywords: Westar Energy, Earnings Report.

  • But the Senate's vote Wednesday afternoon was 24-16, leaving supporters of the bill three votes shy of the necessary two-thirds majority to overturn the veto. A majority of Republicans in both GOP- controlled chambers voted to override the veto, reflecting a view that tax cuts Brownback championed in 2012 and 2013 went too far and are a key factor in Kansas'...

  • SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. _ Seaboard Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $103 million. On a per-share basis, the Shawnee Mission, Kansas- based company said it had net income of $87.83. For the year, the company reported profit of $312 million, or $266.50 per share.

  • OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ QTS Realty Trust Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Overland Park, Kansas- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $35.4 million, or 64 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana lost three rigs, New Mexico declined by two and Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma each lost one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • The state Senate voted 22-18 for it Friday, a day after the state House approved it on a 76-48 vote. Republican leaders were split on the measure, and neither the House speaker nor the Senate president voted on it. John Doll, of Garden City, who backed the tax plan.

  • Feb 16- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China. Zhang, who has a doctorate from Louisiana State University, worked as a rice breeder for...