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Ford, GMC, Honda to re-open plants in April

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Ford Motors is going back to work. The company announced Thursday that it is restarting production in April of its most profitable vehicles. The move is to generate cash that has been ...

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List of major retailers closing stores or reducing hours in response to coronavirus

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As California and New York issued mandatory “stay at home” orders, more retailers across the nation are closing their doors. The effort is seen as a way to help prevent the spread ...

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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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India welcomes President Trump with historic crowds

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Indians were glued to their televisions and phone screens today as President Donald Trump was joined by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak before 125,000 cheering guests. The event was the ...

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President touts historic economy in address

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President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address extolling not only the strength of the American economy, but the resilience of its citizens. While an expanding middle class, historic ...

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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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Guatemala to get $1 billion investment to improve economy, security

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The best way to decrease illegal immigration, say many, is to produce economic incentives and better security for migrants to stay in their own country. The Trump administration announced late Wedesday it ...

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UK, France and Germany change tune, now backing Trump on Iranian sanctions

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The United Kingdom, Germany and France have announced today they’re fed-up with Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal and put the blame solely on the Iranian regime. That’s contrary to American ...

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Oakland City councilwoman: house homeless on cruise ships

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Should cruise ships now host the homeless? From New York to Los Angeles to San Francisco, streets are filled with human excrement, drug needles, trash and stench as homelessness increases. Many are ...

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Former NFL player predicts a “black awakening” will reelect Trump

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A black “awakening” will help President Trump win reelection in 2020, according to a former NFL player. “For me, once I saw the policies that President Obama pushed in the back half ...

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Stock market continues historic surge to 29,000

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The stock markets opened to another round of all-time highs on Friday morning as the Nasdaq Composite was on track for its 11th straight record close. Under President Trump’s re-ordering of world trade ...

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Strong economy ends 2019 with the labor market leading the way

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There’s not a record that the economy has not broken in 2019. From low black unemployment to rising wages within the labor market, the economy is finishing the year in stronger shape ...

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KC suburbs to get road improvement funding through state cost-share plan

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Two Kansas City suburbs are scheduled to get millions in state funding for special road improvement projects. They are just two of twenty local road and bridge projects approved by a state committee ...

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Pastors uncertain if U.S. economy is helping their congregations

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The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, but pastors are divided on whether the economy is helping their congregations this year, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. Forty-one percent ...

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Polls show historic Black and Hispanic support for Trump surging ahead of 2020

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Is Donald Trump heading towards a 50-state sweep in the 2020 election? That’s what some political analysts are saying after new polls that show surging support among African American, Asian and Hispanic ...

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Are evangelicals who support Trump fools?

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In a lengthy op-ed piece for the Christian Post, Chris Thurman claims that “evangelicals who support Donald Trump are being both blind and foolish to do so.” Therefore “labeling them as such ...

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Despite negative media coverage, Rasmussen poll shows President Trump at 51% approval

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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday Dec. 6 shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove. This week, it was announced that ...

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Jobs report breaks expectations, unemployment at 50-year low

U.S. employers added 266,000 jobs for the month of November, surging past expected gains and continuing growth from October, adding fuel to the economic expansion. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, matching the lowest ...

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Bernie Sanders promises to eliminate need for charity by taxing the wealthy

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Jesus said the poor will always be with us, which is why the church is commanded to exhibit charity in their care. Bernie Sanders, socialist candidate for the Democrat presidential nomination, disagrees. ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley introduces legislation to move federal jobs to depressed areas

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The USDA recently caused a stir among career employees when it decided to move some of its operation from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, Mo. Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, wants ...

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Indian Americans go wild for Trump appearance at unity rally

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It appears President Donald Trump has the votes of Indian Americans if a rally in Houston is any indication, Trump joined tens of thousands of Indian Americans on Sept. 22 who were packed ...

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Black unemployment hits historic low even with trade war

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The unemployment rate among black Americans reached 5.5 percent in August—a historic low. That’s even down from 6 percent the month before and a substantial 0.4 percentage point below the previous record in May ...

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News Briefs: Federal Reserve rebuts media; China using drugs to weaken US; Brexit stalled; Now Mueller team is accused

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Here’s today’s news briefs. Federal Reserve rebuts negative media narrative Contrary to the media’s ultra negative reporting on the economy, the Federal Reserve today released its “beige book,” and said the vast majority ...

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News Briefs: Elon Musk warnings on AI; No ‘gay’ gene detected; Comey leaked secrets

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Second quarter revised up Second-quarter GDP was up a seasonally adjusted, annualized 2%, the Commerce Department said—a solid pace and on par from the previous second-quarter estimate of 2.1%. Weakness in inventory investment and ...

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Queen approves Boris Johnson suspending Parliament

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received Queen Elizabeth II’s agreement to suspend Parliament until mid-October, just a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. His opponents are calling it a maneuver to ...

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