Evaluation of Honeywell’s KC operation leads to $41.1M bonus

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s performance evaluation of operations at the National Security Campus in Kansas City resulted in Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technology receiving a bonus of $41.1 million.

The 1.5 million-square-foot National Security Campus in Kansas City is responsible for manufacturing all non-nuclear components for the U.S. nuclear stockpile. That includes the electronic, mechanical and finely engineered parts and components that are regularly replaced for…

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Claure: Sprint is a 'formidable partner' in any merger

Sprint Corp. CEO Marcelo Claure addressed merger rumors regarding T-Mobile US Inc. during a Thursday evening telecommunications conference.

Although details were sparse, Claure said new technologies for leveraging and deploying wireless spectrum could make the Overland Park-based carrier (NYSE: S) a “formidable partner to potentially merge with another carrier” or cable company, for that matter.

The November election refueled rumors of a potential Sprint-T-Mobile merger; both companies’ stock…

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Can massive free-filing offer be the spark H&R Block needs?

The latest marketing campaign announced by H&R Block Inc. is a bold grab for lots of new online clients.

Called H&R Block More Zero, the offer allows clients to import a tax return from virtually any competitor, upload key documents and prepare a return on any device. Clients then can file a 1040EZ, 1040A or 1040 with Schedule A — plus their state return — for free. That means 60 percent of American taxpayers can use H&R Block online to file federal and state tax returns free.

It’s a forceful…

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Here are the 2017 Healthiest Employers honorees

Fitness and health care are prominent topics in the national conversation. Kansas City’s 2017 Healthiest Employers are listening and putting in the effort to prioritize both.

This year, 22 companies with local offices made the cut, based on wellness programming and benefits.

Healthiest Employers LLC, a data and research company, measured those factors using the Springbuk analytics platform. The assessment scored organizations on the wellness program’s culture and leadership commitment, foundational…

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NAHB Opposes HUD’s Proposed Flood Rule

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On Dec. 27, NAHB filed comments opposing HUD’s planned implementation of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). As NAHB previously reported, it believes the proposed rule is substantially flawed and should be withdrawn. “HUD’s proposal unnecessarily expands floodplain management requirements and fundamentally threatens access to FHA mortgage insurance programs for single-family home buyers and… Read more »

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3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying a Home Come True [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights:

  • Realtor.com recently shared “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home in 2017.”
  • Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking a lot about it.
  • Living within a budget now will help you save money for down payments and pay down other debts that might be holding you back.

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Investor bags grocery-anchored shopping center in Gladstone

Prospect Plaza, a 190,000-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center in Gladstone, has changed hands.

An affiliate of Northeast Capital Group, a private investment firm based in Ramapo, New York, bought the center from Brixmor Property Group (NYSE: BRX), a New York City-based real estate investment trust that owns and operates high-quality, open-air retail centers.

The seller was represented by Chicago-based Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP.

According to a release from Holliday Fenoglio, Prospect…

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KC-made auto sales report: Malibu posts best annual sales since 1980

A major redesign for the Chevrolet Malibu paid off for General Motors, with 2016 sales up 16.9 percent to 227,881 — the vehicle’s best year since 1980.

The Malibu was produced by General Motors from 1964 to 1983, then started up again in 1997. The Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kan., began producing the vehicle in 2004. The Malibu was totally redesigned for the 2016 model year, with the ninth generation of the mid-sized sedan receiving an immediate warm welcome from the public.

The Malibu…

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