Retail sales on solid path ahead of critical holiday shopping season

The 1.6 percent increase September retail sales data reflected the recent surge in replacement-driven vehicle purchases and rising gasoline prices. While the topline increase overstates the underlying trend in overall sales, the data beneath the headline number still implies growing momentum in the consumer sector ahead of the critical holiday shopping season.

U.S. household financial conditions have improved markedly since the Great Recession. Given the decline in the unemployment rate to 4.2…

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$1B KCI single-terminal proposal soars to victory

A little more than 17 months after Mayor Sly James indefinitely delayed plans to put a $964 million single-terminal proposal on the ballot, Kansas City voters had the final say on the long-lived effort to build a new single terminal, and they’ve delivered an emphatic verdict.

After more than five years chasing the dream of renovating or building a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport, supporters living inside and outside Kansas City, Mo., can celebrate the impending beginning of one…

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Look close – grasshopper found inside decades old Van Gogh painting at the Nelson

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Look close - grasshopper found inside decades old Van Gogh painting at the Nelson
The 127-year-old Grasshopper found by crews at the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City is the buzz of the art world.
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Mashed Potato Fails and How to Fix Them | Food Network

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Follow these tips to get perfect, fluffy mashed potatoes every time.

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