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Trump may bypass Democrats, issue unemployment order; also require preexisting conditions to be covered by insurance

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President Trump said on Friday he could sign executive orders within a week that would extend unemployment benefits that expired on July 31, and that he will also sign an executive order ...

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Walmart will be closed on Thanksgiving this year

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Walmart announced on Tuesday it will close all of its stores on Thanksgiving this year. The move shocked retail analysts who point to a trend in recent years in which Black Friday ...

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Kansas City business converts production to face shields during pandemic

Area businesses continue to find ways to give back as the coronavirus outbreak drags on. TrippNT in Kansas City, which makes carts, shelving and organizers, converted its production to face shields. “We ...

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Missouri leads way in reopening with explosion of tech jobs

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Missouri is gaining a national reputation as a technology center as the state economy rebounds from the government-mandated Covid lockdown. Accenture Federal Services recently selected St. Louis for its new Advanced Technology ...

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Gov. Mike Parson announces phase two of Missouri reopening plan

Gov. Mike Parson says the state of Missouri is open for business – or at least closer than it has been since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Tuesday, the ...

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‘Nothing short of historic for black America’: black roundtable discusses Trump policies

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As President Trump’s approval rating remains high among African Americans, he is not shy when it comes to reminding Americans what he has done for the black community. Neither are young black ...

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How coronavirus has amplified the evolution of technology in business

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Recently, I was in a meeting — via video technology — with two coronavirus-frustrated entrepreneurs. They have a game-changing product, they’ve invested millions into it, and had the official rollout ready to ...

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Pier 1 Imports latest casualty of government shutdowns

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Another well-known American retailer is the latest casualty of government-imposed shut-downs. Pier 1 Imports announced Tuesday it is seeking bankruptcy court approval to wind down its business entirely after it was not ...

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County may reduce church restrictions as KC backtracks on businesses, restaurants

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. have faced strong push back against their policies for reopening churches and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. As reported in ...

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White House will give guidelines on reopening the nation on Thursday

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Americans are ready for the nation to open back up, according to polls and President Donald Trump is planning to begin making that happen Thursday afternoon when it will announce guidelines. He ...

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Congressman discusses benefits of stimulus package

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The massive stimulus package passed by Congress last week will help small businesses keep employees on the payroll, according to Rep. Sam Graves. “And as long as they continue to keep them ...

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While elective surgeries banned, some states still prioritize abortion

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A growing number of states have banned elective surgeries in order to focus all resources on fighting the coronavirus. Some abortion providers and states, however, have determined abortion to be an essential ...

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Leading Kansas City businesses join forces to attract and retain employees

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With a tight labor market nationwide and especially in the Midwest, leading Kansas City businesses are teaming up to attract and retain employees. Companies such as Garmin, Cerner, Hallmark and H&R Block ...

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Many businesses fail to include faith as part of diversity programs

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Although many Fortune 100 companies say they are committed to workplace diversity, few promote faith and religious diversity, choosing instead to focus on sexuality. This is the key finding of the Corporate ...

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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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‘Valentine Business Matchmaker’ at C5Alive POWER Luncheon

The C5Alive “Business Matchmaker” Luncheon will be held February 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Plaza Mall.  The meeting will feature speed networking to help businesses match up with one ...

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No, today’s earthquake in Kansas was not caused by Chiefs fans

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While some may think it was Arrowhead Stadium where the Chiefs were playing the Titans today that caused the earth to tremble, it was actually a good-size earthquake in southern Kansas. The ...

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Washburn University School of Law praised by College Gazette

In an article published in October called “10 Incredible Law Schools Outside the Ivy League,” College Gazette praised the Washburn University School of Law, located in Topeka. The article noted that there are ...

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Missouri conservative Congressional delegation attacked for vote to support bank

Several conservative members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation are being attacked by a fiscally conservative political organization over the U.S. Export Import Bank. Americans for Prosperity, which focuses on fiscal issues, has launched ...

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Six Key Strategies for Protecting Those You Serve and Work with from Prohibited Behavior – While Safeguarding Your Organization from Lawsuits

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Allegations of sexual misconduct, occurring from the houses of government to the houses of God have rocked our society in the past several years. The sexual misconduct epidemic has negatively affected every ...

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Top business leaders will share their insights at Unconventional Business Summit 2019

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Can God use my vocation for a higher purpose? Can the Bible be a relevant guide to business? How can I model biblical principles in the workplace? Is it “unconventional?” Nationally recognized ...

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Musical tutoring business opens in West Ridge Mall

Have you had a goal of learning a musical instrument or how to sing? If so, this new opportunity for tutoring may be just what you are looking for. On October 1st, ...

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Former NHL hockey star and husband of Carrie Underwood launched outdoor business to share his faith

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Crisp fall days mean hunting season has returned. Mike Fisher, a former professional hockey player, believes there is no better place to worship God than in nature. Fisher, along with his brother ...

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Biden’s connections flaunted by brother to defraud startups, lawsuit alleges

James Biden, the brother of presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, told potential business partners that their health care startups could get more business through Joe Biden’s government and union connections, ...

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Kansas, Missouri Governors: economic ‘border war’ is over

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) has signed an executive order aimed at ending the economic “border war” between Missouri and Kansas. In the signing ceremony Kelly stated that the action “ends the border ...

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