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As Kansas nears 3 million residents, most towns lost population to the cities

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The vast majority of Kansas municipalities lost population according to the latest census figures. Kansas saw its population grow 3% from 2010 to 2020 and the state will keep its four U.S. ...

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Survey finds that decline in white Christians has slowed

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The decline in the numbers of white Christians appears to have slowed, according to the 2020 Census of Religion by the Public Religion Research Institute. The survey also looked at data for ...

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Thousands of coaches and athletes return to FCA Summer camps

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Tens of thousands of student-athletes will gather again after a year of pandemic lockdowns hampered a spiritual tradition.  They’ll attend Fellowship of Christian Athletes  Camps across the nation and the world this ...

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Math and Music: Why Do I Have To Learn This?

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“Why do I have to learn this? I’m NEVER going to use it.” It is likely that you have heard this (or even said it yourself) many times. Students question the usefulness ...

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What is the ‘7% guaranteed’ annuity myth?

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One of the most common things I hear from people who own or have been pitched an annuity is the belief that the annuity will “earn 7% guaranteed.” Usually this is due ...

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IMF: US recovery 50% stronger than expected

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The U.S. economy is recovering faster than anyone thought. That assessment is not from the Trump administration but from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF has issued a “significant upgrade” to ...

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Economists blown away: Manufacturing expands at fastest rate since 2018

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Economist expectations were blown away in August with U.S. manufacturing levels accelerating at close to a two-year high. The encouraging data was released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and coincided ...

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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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Fellowship Church of Greenwood will host church replant summit

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Fellowship Church of Greenwood will be the host for the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board’s Replant Summit in August. The church provides a good example of what attendees hope to replicate ...

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New research traces growth of Spirit-empowered Christianity

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An in-depth study finds that Spirit-empowered Christianity is growing exponentially around the world and shows no signs of slowing. Oral Roberts University will hold an event on February 24 to release new ...

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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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World’s fastest growing church: No buildings, no central leadership, led by women

For the last few years, researchers have credited the underground church in Iran as the fastest growing Christian church in the world. It has unique characteristics that defy comparison with churches in ...

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Even after closing on Sundays, Chick-fil-A revenue twice that of McDonalds

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Being closed on Sundays to give employees a sabbath rest has not harmed the bottom line for Chick-fil-A. The company has announced revenue numbers that are the envy of the fast-food industry. ...

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Kansas new business decreases as nation grows

Kansas is the only state in the country with negative new business growth since President Trump took office, according to Bloomberg.  Data from the US Census Bureau highlights new business growth across the ...

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Kansas has nation’s highest rural property taxes

Some of Kansas’s low economic performance may be tied to the fact that property taxes are growing too fast. In fact, 65 KS counties saw triple-digit property tax growth despite their populations ...

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Consumer confidence at 15-year high

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U.S. consumers are the most confident about the economy at any time since the early 200s. Positive views on wages, purchasing and job outlook by Americans  jumped to a 15-year high in early May ...

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Chick-fil-A popularity surges despite boycotts

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After a multi-year boycott effort against the chain for its founder’s view on biblical marriage, Chick-fil-A is set to become the third largest fast-food chain in the United States. Even New Yorkers ...

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American employment level hits historic milestone

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The November employment report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows the economy added 150,000 jobs continuing the momentum of a historically expanding economy. The unemployment rate held steady at ...

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US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high in September

The Conference Board, a business research organization, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed to 138.4 in September from 134.7 in August. This month’s reading was the highest since September 2000. ...

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