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WASHINGTON — The February U.S. jobs report being released Friday will help address a question on the minds of many: Is worker pay finally accelerating?
January’s jobs data had shown the sharpest year-over-year average pay increase in eight years. That news ignited a sustained sell-off in stocks on fears that inflation might be picking up.
In the week that followed the release of the January wage data, traders sent stock prices tumbling 10 percent — deep enough to qualify as a “correction” — for the first time in two years. And bond yields surged to their highest levels in four years. That increase reflected anticipation that the Federal Reserve might step up its rate hikes to control inflation.
A broad and sustained pickup in pay gains is considered good news by most people, especially sin...Read More
An artist’s rendering of the proposed Liberty Apartments, to be built on land along South West End Boulevard and the adjacent rear portion of 1112 Linden St.
An area housing committee is partnering with a developer on plans to build a 40-unit, affordable-housing complex in Cape Girardeau.
The city council recently endorsed the plan, which depends on securing tax credits from the Missouri Housing
Development Commission to make it financially feasible.
The Liberty Apartment projects would be built on a five-acre site, encompassing land along South West End Boulevard and the adjacent rear portion of 1112 Linden St., developer Chad Hartle said.
Hartle would develop and manage the apartments...Read More
Three days after he was sent to Hawaii by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, undocumented molecular biologist Syed Ahmed Jamal is now being held in the Platte County, Missouri, jail, about 25 miles north of Kansas City. Change.org has launched a fundraiser to help stop the deportation of Jamal, seen here with his three children. (Jamal family photo)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Attorneys for a Kansas man fighting deportation to Bangladesh say he has been returned to Missouri.
Rekha Sharma-Crawford, Indian American attorney for 55-year-old Syed Ahmed Jamal, posted on Facebook Feb. 14 afternoon that he was being held in the Platte County, Missouri, jail, about 25 miles north of Kansas City. The post did not provide any other details.
It’s the latest move in a deportation fight that began...Read More
Michael Porter Jr. (middle) (Getty Images)
Let’s start with the fact that none of us is a doctor. Well, I know I’m not a doctor, and I’m fairly certain no doctor would be offering his or her opinion about a medical issue he or she had not personally examined – at least not without having a PR person present them as “available to discuss” the matter with the media.
Yeah, I get those pitches all the time.
MORE: Missouri star freshman Michael Porter Jr. eyes return before postseason
So how about we stop at the Michael Porter protectionism?
In the last few days, Porter, at first, was the subject of leaks about the possibility that he might return to college basketball and the Missouri Tigers before the end of the 2017-18 season...Read More
KCUR’s Ron Jones sits with K’alis Jarvis to talk about her thoughts on Donald Trump’s first year in the presidency.
At the end of President Donald Trump’s first year in office, KCUR wanted to know how his agenda was affecting the Kansas City metro, and how residents thought the president had been doing.
We did a series of stories and talk show discussions on the topic, and spent time at sites around the region gathering people’s thoughts. We plan to do more of this in the future, but for this first round of conversations we went to Parkville, Missouri; Midtown and Northeast Kansas City, Missouri; and Orrick, Missouri.
We heard a wide range of comments but also some common themes: people are more politically engaged, they don’t like the president’s tweets, and immigration is on everyone’s...Read More
The Missouri Capitol Building
One busy week leads to another as Missouri lawmakers wrestle with tax credits, a major ethics bill, and next year’s state budget.
The House this week sent a proposed lobbyist gift ban to the Senate, which is conducting a public hearing on it next week. The bill has died two years in a row over concerns that accepting a piece of gum or a slice of pizza could become illegal. But Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, said he’s committed to crafting a gift ban that the full Senate can support.
“I’m going to try to get a little bit of compromise before we vote it out of committee and put it on the floor,” he told reporters Thursday. “We’re definitely going to be talking about that bill, there’s no two ways about it.”
The measure does include ...Read More
ST. LOUIS, MO — Missouri has joined repressive regimes like Myanmar and violence-stricken countries like Honduras on Fodor’s 2018 list of places tourists should avoid. It marks the first time a U.S. state has made the list.
"The Show-Me State is full of wonders that belong on anyone’s travel bucket list," the site’s explanation reads. "Unfortunately, Missouri is also the place where SB-43 passed, making it more difficult to sue employers for discrimination, a state representative argued that homosexuals weren’t human beings, a tourist who got lost and ran out of gas was later found murdered in his jail cell without ever being put under arrest, and two men were hunted down and shot on suspicion of being Muslim on the outskirts of Kansas City. And that’s just in 2017."
Last summer, the NAACP...Read More
Housing is one of those things where you will want to take a look around and see what your options are.
In Parkville, you are going to hear about multiple options and what they are bringing to the forefront. This is why you have to spend time analyzing the options and what you are going to get from them. Beautiful Parkville housing is a must and that is what you are going to find here.
Let’s see what a property owner will retain with an asset in Parkville.
The growing value is hard to knock because you are going to be amazed at how fast the asset grows.
It is going to leave you wanting more and in the end that is what it all comes down to. You are going to love every bit of it!
The area is gorgeous and that matters a lot to anyone that is thinking about moving ...Read More
PLANO, Texas: When it comes to true loyalty – whether for your favorite pizza or favorite sports team – straddling the line is not an option. Nor is straddling the [state] line in the debate of which city and state reigns supreme for volleyball: Kansas City, Kansas or Kansas City, Missouri.
Pizza Hut, the Official Pizza of the NCAA, will settle the score once and for all this week with the first event in its Rivalry Challenge: the State Line Showdown – pitting youth volleyball teams featuring former University of Missouri volleyball star Molly Kreklow against former Kansas State University star Caitlyn Donahue – in a match on the Missouri-Kansas state line ahead of the NCAA DI Women’s Volleyball Championship in Kansas City, Missouri.
"Great rivalries and debates are part of what make colle...Read More