Economy

New York Attorney General Letitia James, center, speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in New York. A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
AP News Staff
June 11, 2019 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...
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National security adviser John Bolton speaks as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
AP News Staff
January 28, 2019 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on the state-owned oil company of Venezuela, a potentially critical economic move aimed at increasing pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the opposition in the South American nation. Maduro's increasingly isolated...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, people walk past a holiday window at Saks Fifth Avenue, in New York. U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month as Americans began to worry that economic growth will moderate next year. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index fell to 128.1 in December, down from 136.4 in November and lowest since July. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
AP News Staff
December 27, 2018 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month as Americans began to worry that economic growth will moderate next year. But consumer spirits are still high by historic standards. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Thursday that its consumer confidence index fell...
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KMBZ News Staff
December 26, 2018 - 4:29 am
The economy has been in an upswing over the past few years but an exert says you should not count on steady growth in 2019. The coming year will be a tale of two economies, said Chris Kuehl, managing partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, with the first half much like 2018 and the second...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, to travel to Florida, where he will spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
AP News Staff
November 20, 2018 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday he would not further punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi — making clear in an exclamation-filled statement that the benefits of good relations with the kingdom outweigh the possibility its crown prince...
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Resident Engineer Steve Sherrill, with the US Army Corps of Engineers, talks about the project to raise some of the levees and seawalls in the area Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Port Arthur, Texas. As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile “spine” of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
AP News Staff
August 22, 2018 - 10:19 am
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile "spine" of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the...
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Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., joins Americans who work for international auto companies to demonstrate against trade tariffs they say will negatively impact U.S. auto manufacturing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP News Staff
July 19, 2018 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Commerce Department hearing Thursday into whether imports of cars, trucks and auto parts pose a threat to American national security that would justify hitting them with tariffs (all times local): ___ 11:55 a.m. Auto dealers are coming out against the proposed...
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September 08, 2017 - 4:53 am
Amazon, bursting out of its Seattle headquarters, is hunting for a second home. Must haves: A prime location, close to transit, with plenty of space to grow. Kansas City economic leaders believe their city would be an ideal fit for the online retailing giant. The City is already working to develop...
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Michael Ronnebaum
August 16, 2017 - 7:53 am
A new FedEx distribution center in Olathe will employ 290 people. The facility opened today. The 305,000 square foot warehouse is part of the company’s expansion plan to open facilities across the country. Managers expect to hire more people for the holidays, said Nikki Mendecino, FedEx...
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Michael Ronnebaum
May 17, 2017 - 6:58 am
A survey conducted twice a year by the Docking Institute at Fort Hays State University finds that Kansans are generally pessimistic about the state's economy. Almost two thirds of the nearly 1,300 people surveyed believe the economy is on the wrong track. "We hit a record high of six percent of our...
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