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  • In voting to hold steady the rate commercial banks are charged for emergency loans at 2.75 percent, the directors of the New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Dallas Fed banks said "that downside risks to the economic outlook had increased somewhat, primarily reflecting increased uncertainty about trade policy and international...

  • Midwest, causing at least five roadway deaths, stranding some motorists in Missouri and canceling dozens of flights, marched east toward Washington on Saturday. The storm hit Kansas and Missouri on Friday and pummeled those states again on Saturday as it extended into parts of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, said U.S. In Kansas City, snow dusted the field at...

  • Midwest, causing several roadway deaths, stranding some motorists in Missouri and cancelling dozens of flights, marched east toward Washington on Saturday. The storm hit Kansas and Missouri on Friday and pummeled those states again on Saturday as it extended into parts of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, said U.S. In Kansas City, seats at Arrowhead Stadium were...

  • Midwest, stranding some motorists in Missouri and cancelling dozens of flights, marched east toward Washington on Saturday. The storm hit Kansas and Missouri on Friday and continued pummeling those states on Saturday, as it extended into parts of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, said U.S. More than 1,200 motorists in Missouri were stranded and there were four...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The U.S. Supreme Court's newest member, Brett Kavanaugh, issued his first written opinion on Tuesday as the justices in a unanimous ruling bolstered companies' ability to use arbitration to resolve disputes with customers or other businesses. Kavanaugh joined the court in October after a raucous confirmation process during which he had to...

  • Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) speaks with reporters ahead of the weekly policy luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 24, 2018.

    Longtime Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas will not seek re-election in 2020, setting up an intense political scramble to replace him.

  • Dec 27- A motorist was killed in Kansas on Thursday in a crash blamed on a fierce blizzard slamming the U.S. The traffic fatal crash along Interstate 70 near the city of Oakely prompted the Kansas Highway Patrol to shut down a portion of the major east-west artery. Midwest and Southeast were inundated with the first wave of heavy snow and rain expected in the...

  • Midwest and Southeast were being hit with the first wave of heavy snow and rain expected in the central United States through the weekend, said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. In the Midwest, winter storm and blizzard warnings were in effect for parts of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, the National...

  • In the Midwest, winter storms and blizzard warnings were already in effect for parts of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, said NWS meteorologist Marc Chenard. Chenard said the storm system was also causing heavy rain and thunderstorms with the risk of flash floods in the southeastern United States, including parts of Texas, Louisiana,...

  • Dec 11- Uber Technologies Inc and smaller rival Lyft are driving side-by-side on the road to a stock market debut, and that may not bode well for Lyft as investors decide where to place their bets in the ride-hailing sector. Uber and Lyft both submitted confidential IPO filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last Thursday, suggesting that their...

  • To capitalize on the subsidy, A.J. Gallagher arranged investor partnerships to produce vast quantities of refined coal, as the fuel is known in the industry, for utilities across the nation, splitting the benefit of the lucrative government incentive now worth more than $7 per ton. Our return on investment is staggering, CFO Douglas Howell told analysts in the...

  • Nov 26- Cyber Monday was on track to bring in a record $7.8 billion in U.S. online sales, but will also test the limits of retailers' e-commerce operations as millions of shoppers scour for steep discounts on everything from Lego sets to big-screen TVs. The much-hyped marketing event is expected to bring in more than $3 billion in online, e-commerce sales volume,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- Doing double the good with your charitable dollars sounds like a no-brainer, but investors are just starting to catch on. Around 500,000 donor-advised fund accounts across the United States had total assets of $100 billion in fiscal 2017, up 23 percent from the prior year, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. Many donors use such funds...

  • Nov 20- Drugstore owner Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and health insurer Humana Inc are in preliminary discussions to take equity stakes in each other, the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/walgreens-humana-are-in-preliminary-talks-to-take-s t a k e s- i n- e a c h- o t h e r- 1 5 4 2 7 4 6 9 1 5? In June, Humana said it would partner with...

  • Nov 20- Drugstore owner Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and health insurer Humana Inc are in preliminary discussions to take equity stakes in each other, the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/walgreens-humana-are-in-preliminary-talks-to-take-s t a k e s- i n- e a c h- o t h e r- 1 5 4 2 7 4 6 9 1 5? In June, Humana said it would partner with...

  • View of Baltimore's Inner Harbor from Federal Hill Park.

    One New England city offers nearly $80,000 worth of incentives.

  • Nov 8- The trade landscape in the U.S. House of Representatives will shift significantly next year following Democrats' seizure of control in Tuesday's elections. Pelosi also has applauded Trump's initial round of tariffs against China, citing the need to combat China's "brazenly unfair trade policies". Richard Neal of Massachusetts is expected to become...

  • Teachers and supporters march while holding signs during a strike outside the Jason Lee Middle School in Tacoma, Washington, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. 

    Democratic challengers backed by teacher activists failed to unseat Republican governors in Arizona and Oklahoma, while ballot initiatives in Oklahoma and Utah were defeated. 

  • Democratic candidate state senator Laura Kelly responds to questions on stage during the Gubernatorial debate at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas, September 8, 2018. 

    The race was in a dead heat days before the election, with Kobach either up by 1 point or in a tie with Kelly.

  • Democratic Congressional candidate Sharice Davids talks to supporters at her campaign office Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 in Overland Park, Kan. 

    Late-breaking polls of the race had given Davids, a former mixed martial arts fighter of Native American ancestry with some moderate political views, a sizeable lead heading into Election Day.