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Kansas City icon Winstead’s files for bankruptcy

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Winstead’s, a staple of burgers and Skyscraper floats for Kansas Citians since the 1930s, has filed for bankruptcy. Just three locations remain open. At one time the chain had about a dozen ...

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DQ is turning 80 with deals on Blizzards

Metro Voice is supported by many businesses across the region and nation. One of those is a local Dairy Queen franchise (see ad). DQ is turning 80 years old this year and ...

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Missouri bill to give private and public schools same minimum wage exemption

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The Missouri House this week passed a bill that would exempt religious and private schools from the state’s minimum-wage law. In 2018, Missouri voters approved incrementally raising the state’s minimum wage to ...

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Four good reasons to keep up with home maintenance

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After a busy work week, it can be hard to get motivated to complete chores and home maintenance around the house. And knowing what tasks to do and when to do them ...

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The new $15.7 billion tax on retirement accounts

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We have a saying around our office that retirees are one of the highest and most unfairly taxed groups out there and with the recent passage of the SECURE Act things are ...

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Son of pastor John MacArthur charged in investment scheme

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Mark MacArthur, son of pastor and radio host John MacArthur, has been charged with defrauding clients in a $16 million investment scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the California-based investment advisory ...

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New Kansas attractions coming in 2020

In 2020, get set to “play ball” when Wichita’s new $75 million baseball stadium and its upstart Wind Surge team celebrate opening day on April 14. All year long, Kansas’ all-star lineup ...

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A break up IS hard to do, especially in the Facebook age

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Moving on from a failed romantic relationship is rarely easy. Memories and passionate feelings don’t just disappear overnight, and many people go through a significant mourning period after a break up. While ...

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Don’t be victim to ‘ghost’ tax return preparers

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With the start of the 2020 tax filing season near, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to avoid unethical “ghost” tax return preparers. According to the IRS, a ghost preparer does ...

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Longest Married Couple Project accepting nominations

Beginning on Valentine’s Day, nominations are being accepted for the 10th annual Longest Married Couple Project sponsored by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Nominations will continue through May 15, with state and national ...

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2020 interior design trends on the horizon

The beginning of a new year is a natural time to think about refreshing the look of your home, and in 2020, “cozy” and “warm” are trending keywords for interior design, according ...

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Dave Says: Teaching the value of work…and money

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, Is it okay ...

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Trump donates salary to opioid treatment

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While most politicians actually become millionaires while in office, Donald Trump continues to be the only President who donates all of his salary. As has been the case since he became president, ...

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National Marriage Week USA observed now through Valentine’s Day

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, National Marriage Week USA begins on February 7 and continues through February 14. National Marriage Week USA is a national movement promoting education about the benefits ...

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New Yorkers banned from future Global Entry passport participation

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New Yorkers applying for the Global Entry program and other trusted traveler programs have a new reality. They’re no longer considered “trusted.” That’s because the Department of Homeland Security is suspending enrollment ...

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Hold on, Winter may last longer than expected

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Sick of winter? You’re not alone. But hold on as it may be longer than anyone wants. Large swaths of North America will see a prolonged winter season. In an AccuWeather report ...

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The stock market in election years: should you be worried?

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A common question I’ve heard as of late is ‘what’s the stock market going to do given the upcoming election?’ Well let’s start by looking at how the S&P 500 has fared ...

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Chiefs’ Super Bowl appearance boosts Kansas City worldwide

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The city of Miami will reap an economic windfall from this year’s Super Bowl. But will the Chiefs’ worldwide exposure also benefit Kansas City? Yes, said a professor at the Missouri University ...

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Local organizations make list of best Christian workplaces

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Several faith-based organizations in Missouri and Kansas have been recognized as Certified Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute in Mercer Island, Wash. These organizations met the certification standard determined ...

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Get ready for taxes: Important things to know about refunds

  As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service cautions taxpayers not to rely on receiving their refunds by a certain date, especially when making major purchases or paying bills. Some ...

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Football fans ready to wing it on Super Bowl Sunday, study finds

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Is a hot wing the true prize? Chicken Wings are the top food choice when it comes to the Super Bowl. According to estimates, Americans will eat approximately 1.4 billion wings during ...

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10 food trends to look for in 2020

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Get ready to say “yes, way” to zero-proof aperitifs, see West African cuisine rise to prominence and say goodbye to tired and staid kids’ menus. Whole Foods Market just released its list ...

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Dave Says: Should you have renter’s insurance?

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, We just helped ...

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United Airlines blames climate change for bad ranking

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The Wall Street Journal released today a list of the nation’s nine best performing airlines (See the rankings below). This is the 12th year of the Middle Seat Scorecard ranking of nine ...

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The 401(k) / IRA IQ Quiz: How safe is your retirement?

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While we all love the season of giving, there is one place that many are likely giving far more than they should: the Internal Revenue Service. As we’ve pointed out in our ...

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