Top News & Analysis Kansas

  • Esther George

    The Federal Reserve could disrupt markets if it sells lots of mortgage-backed securities when it's time to tighten monetary policy, a Fed president said Tuesday.

  • Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal on '08

    Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments- some far-reaching- are fast taking shape.

  • Residential Rejections of the Rich and Famous

    See who has been turned away from some of the region's most upscale digs.

  • At 10:05 a.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade December wheat futures were up 6-1/ 2 cents at $8.71 a bushel. CBOT January soybeans were 11-1/ 2 cents lower at $15.15- 1/ 4 a bushel. CBOT December corn was up 3/ 4 cent at $7.40- 1/ 4 a bushel.

  • *Nebraska, Colorado among states with badly depleted soil moisture. *Driest summer on record for Nebraska, preliminary data says. Indeed, Nebraska recorded the driest June, July and August on record and the third-driest September ever, according to preliminary data from the National Climatic Data Center.

  • Nov 2- Chesapeake Energy Corp's target to pare debt to $9.5 billion or less by the end of the year may be pushed into 2013, along with some deal closings, the company's chief financial officer told analysts on Friday.

  • Nov 1- Chesapeake Energy Corp reported a net loss on Thursday compared with a year-ago profit, as low natural gas prices caused the U.S. oil and gas company to write down the value of some assets.

  • Nov 1- Chesapeake Energy Corp reported a net loss on Thursday compared with a year-ago profit, as low natural gas prices prompted the U.S. oil and gas company to write down the value of some assets.

  • *Quebec- based plant makes parts for rail cars. *Customers include New Jersey, Chicago transit groups. Nov 1- Some 330 workers at a Quebec- based rail-car factory belonging to Bombardier Inc, the world's biggest train-maker, went on strike on Thursday over outsourcing and pension fund issues, the company and union said.

  • Nov 1- Snow and rain and cooler temperatures helped ease suffering in drought-stricken areas of the United States over the last week, though some areas saw conditions grow worse, according to a climatology report issued Thursday.

  • HOUSTON, Oct 31- Phillips 66' s increased access to cheaper crude oil from the United States and Canada boosted its quarterly profits above analyst expectations after the U.S. refining company spun off from ConocoPhillips earlier this year, the company reported on Wednesday.

  • HOUSTON, Oct 31- Increased access to cheaper crude oil from the United States and Canada boosted Phillips 66' s quarterly profits above analyst expectations after the U.S. refining company spun off from ConocoPhillips earlier this year, the company reported on Wednesday.

  • *Earnings report due Nov. 1. HOUSTON, Oct 31- Chesapeake Energy Corp is under the gun to show evidence that it is changing its free-spending ways when it reports third-quarter earnings November 1. The company's largest investors, Carl Icahn and Mason Hawkins, were so unhappy with the company's bloated balance sheet that they seized control of the board in June.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to consider two appeals in a case weighing the ability of tens of millions of Americans to bring lawsuits over their retirement plans.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 26- U.S. soybeans slipped for a second straight day on Friday on signs of waning U.S. exports and improving crop weather prospects in South America that could lead to bumper output in Brazil and Argentina.

  • Sam Brownback and fellow Republicans in the Legislature on Friday unveiled a proposed "property tax transparency" law designed to keep such taxes from rising automatically when a property values rise.

  • *Improving crop weather in South America weighs. CHICAGO, Oct 26- U.S. soybeans slipped for a second straight day on Friday on signs of waning U.S. exports and improving crop weather prospects in South America that could lead to bumper output in Brazil and Argentina.

  • Oct 25- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc on Thursday warned of sizeable cost overruns on parts it supplies to major aircraft makers, sending its stock tumbling more than 30 percent.

  • *Expects $1.82 per-share charge in Q3. Oct 25- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc sounded an alarm Thursday about sizable cost overruns on parts it supplies to major aircraft makers, news that sent its stock tumbling more than 30 percent in active trading.