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Federal Stimulus Used For Goodland Airport Repairs

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Goodland City Manager Doug Gerber says the project will cost about $784,000. Goodland received $588,116 in federal stimulus money and the city used airport entitlement money for the rest the project.

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Parkinson, Treasury Deputy Tout Kansas Project

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Parkinson and Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin will travel on Thursday to Osawatomie for the opening of Woodland Hills Estate. Developers used a new tax credit program that was part of the federal stimulus package to complete construction.

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QuikTrip To Pay Nearly $750,000 In Back Pay

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Convenience store operator QuikTrip Corp. is paying current and former employees in nine states nearly $750,000 in overtime back wages following an investigation by the Labor Department.

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Ohio Woman Sues Applebee's, Claims False Listing Of Calories

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The cases allege fraud and negligence, as well as a conspiracy to conceal the accurate nutritional information from consumers. An Applebee's spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email Wednesday seeking comment.

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Boeing's 2Q Profit Climbs; 787 Plans Still Pending

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Chicago-based Boeing is reporting a 17% increase in second-quarter profit. That beat Wall Street's expectations, but Boeing says it's still assessing the financial impact of the latest delay of its new 787 jetliner.

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State Unemployment Rate Hits 7%

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Labor Secretary Jim Garner said Friday that Kansans are receiving between $20 million and $21 million in unemployment benefits a week. That figure includes $4 million in emergency federal benefits.

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Harley Laying Off 400 In KC

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Seven hundred are hourly and 300 of the job cuts involve salaried employees. Four hundred of those affected are at the plant in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Foreclosures Rise 15 Percent In First Half Of 2009

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The number of U.S. households on the verge of losing their homes soared by nearly 15 percent in the first half of the year as more people lost their jobs and were unable to pay their monthly mortgage bills.

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Jobless Claims Drop, But Clouded By Auto Shutdowns

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The number of newly laid-off Americans signing up for unemployment benefits last week, and those using this safety net over a longer period, both plunged. But the government figures released Thursday were clouded by difficulties adjusting for temporary shutdowns at auto plants.

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Westar Wants To Equalize Customers' Rates

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Westar Energy charges different rates in its northern and southern divisions. The company wants to place the same charges for some items, such as transmission costs, on all customers' bills.

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More Layoffs Coming At AGCO

Posted: 07/09/2009 - AGCO Corp. of Hesston says it will lay off 154 hourly workers this Friday in response to a slumping agriculture market and world economy.

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Citigroup Shuffles Executives, Former CFO Leaving

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Citigroup says its former chief financial officer and current chairman of Citi Holdings, Gary Crittenden, is leaving the company as part of a broader shuffling of management.

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Manufacturing Index Shrinks Less Than Expected

Updated: 07/01/2009 - A report on manufacturing activity shows the sector contracted less than expected in June, posting its best showing since last August and another sign that a recovery may be near.

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Consumer Confidence Falls In June

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Americans — whose hope for the economy had been rising since March — are starting to lose faith, pushing down a widely watched barometer of sentiment in June.

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Ruth Madoff: "Embarrassed And Ashamed"

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Bernard Madoff's disgraced wife breaks her silence after her husband is sentenced to 150 years in a federal prison.

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Comcast To Offer Wireless Internet Service

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Comcast is rolling out wireless Internet service Tuesday in Portland, Ore., with plans to add three other cities by the end of the year.

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Enterprise To Buy Teppco In $3.3B All-Stock Deal

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Enterprise Products Partners LP will acquire Teppco Partners LP in a sweetened all-stock deal worth about $3.3 billion, forming what the two pipeline operators say will be the nation's largest publicly traded energy partnership.

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