Audit finds UMKC business school ran up deficit to boost enrollment

The report follows an earlier audit requested by Gov. Jay Nixon after an investigation by The Kansas City Star found faculty members submitted false data as a means to get the Bloch School's entrepreneurship program in the Princeton Review's top rankings.

Don't panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

A survey finds that the hiring of graduates with four-year degrees will rise 16 percent this year, however a report from last year by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found that wages for college graduates have not increased at the same rate as overall wages.

Family-owned Riback Supply purchased by Iowa-based supply company

Riback Supply Co. has 18 locations — 17 in Missouri and one in Kansas. Plumb Supply has 18 locations in Iowa.

Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted

The White House is backing a proposed rule that would require brokers handling retirement accounts to put the interest of their clients ahead of their own

Some American Express cardholders can leave home without it

With rising competition and changing consumer habits, the credit card company has been moving in the opposite direction of its competitors. It now has pre-paid debit cards and a no-annual-fee credit cart aimed at "everyday" purchases.

Taco Bell's waffle taco is dead; biscuit taco to replace

Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol said breakfast has been holding steady at about 6 percent of sales. That's compared with between 20 and 25 percent for McDonald's.

For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

Evidence shows that gender equity is good for business, yet many companies are struggling to adapt because of a failure to ensure that qualified women don't drop off the corporate ladder.

Engineer wants to turn 'dumb' pavement into a smart I-70

Tim Sylvester sees pavement as an electronic tablet with a concrete touch screen. The 33-year-old from Raytown, Missouri, envisions numerous technological upgrades for Interstate 70.

Cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances, prepaid debit cards

Refund anticipation checks rose to roughly 21.6 million in 2014, up 17 percent from 2011, according to IRS data provided to The Associated Press.

Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

The cups were always "just the catalyst" for a larger discussion, and Starbucks will continue to move forward with its diversity and racial inequality campaign.

Bank council looks to young entrepreneurs for feedback

The new council includes members from Muse Clothing, Logboat Brewing Company, D. Rowe's Restaurant and other local businesses.


Dow reshuffle: Apple joins blue-chip index, AT&T gets booted

The 119-year old index announced another shuffle Friday, kicking out wireless giant AT&T and replacing it with technology company Apple.

Construction picks back up, but it's a different gig now

In the past four years, hundreds of thousands of workers have returned to construction, making it among the nation's fastest growing job sectors.

Superfish points fingers over ad software security flaws

The Department of Homeland Security is warning Lenovo users to uninstall Superfish software because of the danger from hackers. The software, a visual recognition program, is designed to aid online shoppers.

Poll shows most Americans favor higher minimum wage

Although Americans support three key proposals from President Obama's State of the Union speech, they don't approve of the job he's doing to help the middle class.

Entrepreneur Diana Kander left legal profession to mentor students, others

Diana Kander learned her entrepreneurial spirit from her parents. The family started making dental products in their basement after they came to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1989, when Kander was 8 years old.

Expedia to buy Orbitz, further shifting online travel space

The deal would add Orbitz, CheapTickets and HotelClub to Expedia's list of assets, which already includes, Hotwire and Trivago.

RadioShack at Columbia Mall to close

The Columbia Mall RadioShack is one of more than 1,700 locations that RadioShack announced it would be closing in the near future.

'Slow flowers' movement pushes local, U.S.-grown cut flowers

"Farmer florists" are a growing business aimed at providing customers the option to buy local cut flowers.


Local businesses look to cash in on Cupid

The second annual Grand Love Vendor Fair brought vendors and Valentine's Day shoppers together Saturday afternoon at the Cherry Hill Event Center.