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The COVID-19 pandemic had devastating economic consequences in the United States, grinding entire industries to a halt. One sector that did not suffer, however, was real estate. Driven by the pandemic, existing home sales hit their highest level in nearly a decade and a half in 2020. The median home sale price in the United […] Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic had devastating economic consequences in the United States, grinding entire industries to a halt. One sector that did not suffer, however, was real estate. Driven by the pandemic, existing home sales hit their highest level in nearly a decade and a half in 2020. The median home sale price in the United […]

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LEAWOOD, Kan., May 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Torch.AI, a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) firm that uses machine learning to enable massively scaled, ultra-high performance data processing, announced plans to make a significant and sustained economic investment in the Kansas City region, committing to creating nearly 500 full-time jobs over five years as part of a $27 million tax incentive package awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb -- Favorite Healthcare Staffing celebrates its 40th anniversary this year as one of the industry's fastest growing healthcare staffing providers. Founded in 1981 as Favorite Nurses, the company's 31 operation centers employ Nursing and Allied Health professionals nationwide.

(The Center Square) – Though some businesses are beginning to resume operations as normal, many Kansas businesses find themselves in a supply bind, unable to acquire all the supplies needed for daily operations.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Health plan pharmacy teams, case managers and care coordinators continue to seek efficient, innovative ways to manage patient progress. To address this need, Rx Savings Solutions, the market leading tool for pharmacy transparency, has introduced AdminRx for Care Coordination, creating a solution that aggerates member data to provide clear insights into gaps in care to help increase adherence and effectiveness of member outreach.

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WICHITA, Kan., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announced today that franchise and restaurant industry veteran Chris Dull has joined the company as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dull joins the industry-leading fast-casual franchise on the heels of its recent acquisition by private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) in March of 2021. Freddy's partnership with TSCP marks an exciting period of transition for the established restaurant brand, positioning the company to elevate its capabilities through investments in marketing and technology, as well as further fuel ongoing nationwide growth through franchise development.

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OLATHE, Kan., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CVO Holding Company, LLC (CVO) recently leveraged the Kansys team's billing and application expertise to optimize its powerful and flexible billing platform, The Kansys Edge, to automate manual processes along with the sales agility needed for the evolving transportation industry.

May 6—TOPEKA — The Kansas Senate has rejected — for now at least — a resolution that on its face would call for a constitutional convention to rewrite the nation's highest law. But the real purpose of the resolution was not to put the state on record as supporting the constitutional rewrite. It was to provoke a federal lawsuit over how many votes in the Legislature it would take to do that. ...

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MERRIAM, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a report of earnings for Seaboard Corporation (NYSE American: SEB) with offices at 9000 West 67th Street, Merriam, Kansas, for the three months ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, in millions of dollars except share and per share amounts.

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WICHITA, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Koch Agronomic Services, LLC (Koch) completed its acquisition of Compass Minerals' (NYSE: CMP) North American micronutrient assets, the global intellectual property rights, with trademarks and patents and certain other assets associated with Wolf Trax®, Rocket Seeds® and Hydro Bullet™ product platforms.

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OLATHE, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Terracon is excited to announce that Pivvot and its 20 employees have joined our company, bringing together Pivvot's industry-leading location intelligence with Terracon's multidiscipline engineering consulting services and proprietary data solutions to enhance project delivery for energy-sector clients.

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MISSION, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) When Judie Burrows, an adventurous, retired teacher, broke her hip during a bicycle accident, her family trusted the doctors and the hospital. They were not worried about a routine hip surgery.

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WICHITA, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Airxcel, the leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of the most functionally critical products for the specialty HVAC markets and the Recreational Vehicle ("RV") industry, announced that it has acquired Custom Air Products & Services (CAPS), a leading manufacturer and supplier to the specialty HVAC markets with best-in-class service capabilities.

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LEAWOOD, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) released a new study report, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care, that details out the importance of having high-quality primary care in America and the positive difference it would make for individuals, communities and the entire country. The American Academy of Family Physicians was one of the sponsors of the study.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Planning Inc. ("Creative Planning"), one of the nation's largest Registered Investment Advisers ("RIA"), today announced the acquisition of Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, LLC ("SBSB"), with over $5 billion in assets under management.  

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The SAG-AFTRA Health Plan has partnered with Rx Savings Solutions, the market leading tool for pharmacy cost transparency that enables more cost effective decision making, to offer approximately 50,000 participants and their dependents proactive prescription savings opportunities.

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May 4—PITTSBURG, Kan. — Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas broke ground on an estimated $6 million education center for health care professionals Monday as part of a grow-your-own initiative to improve the rural workforce shortage. The 16,000-square-foot John U. Parolo Education Center, located west of the CHC clinic at 3015 N Michigan St. in Pittsburg, will be designed to support ...

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May 3—TOPEKA — Dozens of Republican activists huddled in a crowded conference room in Manhattan last month to plot the ouster of Kansas Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids, whose hold on the 3rd Congressional District prevents a GOP monopoly in the state's federal delegation. One strategy: Unite behind a candidate early to avoid a costly primary fight and count on the GOP-controlled Legislature to ...

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MISSION, Kan., May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Time available to cook, your family's preferred dishes, ingredients you have in the pantry – there are plenty of considerations that may limit your options for an at-home menu. Add in a gluten allergy, or simply a desire to avoid it, and it may feel impossible to appease everyone.

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MISSION, Kan., May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Warmer months typically call for lighter bites, and one of the first things that comes to mind for many is a fresh and flavorful salad. While a salad is a quick and easy way to up your veggie intake and get food on the table in next to no time, the same formula over and over again can make mealtimes feel mundane.

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MISSION, Kan., May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) To take care of your heart, it's important to know and track your blood pressure. Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but many don't realize it or aren't keeping it at a healthy level.

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CARLTON, Kan., April 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- After countless man hours of cleaning and refurbishment, a former government Atlas F launch site is prepared to be offered for purchase to the public, Duckncover LLC announced today. Constructed in 1960, the underground complex that reaches almost 200 feet - below the surface was built to withstand 500 mile-per-hour winds at a cost of $110,000,000 in today's dollars.

Retirement may mark the end of a career, but it’s also the start of a new chapter of adulthood. Ideally, as retirees, people have fewer responsibilities and more opportunities for fulfilling activities. Most people have an idea of when they will retire. Where to retire, however, may be a more complex decision to make. Arkansas […]

Retirement may mark the end of a career, but it’s also the start of a new chapter of adulthood. Ideally, as retirees, people have fewer responsibilities and more opportunities for fulfilling activities. Most people have an idea of when they will retire. Where to retire, however, may be a more complex decision to make. Kansas […]

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CARLTON, Kan., April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- After countless man hours of cleaning and refurbishment, a former government Atlas F launch site is prepared to be offered for purchase to the public, Duckncover LLC announced today. Constructed in 1960, the underground complex that reaches almost 200 feet - below the surface was built to withstand 500 mile-per-hour winds at a cost of $110,000,000 in today's dollars.

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan., April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Artio Medical, Inc., a medical device company developing innovative products for the peripheral vascular, neurovascular, and structural heart markets, announced today the closing of an additional $12 million tranche of Series A financing, bringing the total to $46 million. Led by existing investors Nathaniel and Sarah Hagedorn, the funding will be used to complete the company's first-in-human clinical study of its Amplifi™ Vein Dilation System and prepare for commercialization of its Solus Gold™ Embolization Device.

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WICHITA, Kan., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) today announced its board of directors declared a regular quarterly $0.01 per share cash dividend on its outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable July 6, 2021, to stockholders of record as of the close of business June 14, 2021.

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MISSION, Kan., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) From experiences to surroundings, the past year has brought a renewed focus on feeding the soul. In an era of overstimulation and information overload, many are finding a new appreciation for living life minimally but with maximum experiences.

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MISSION, Kan., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Whether you enjoy your spring meals al fresco or simply turn to warm-weather dishes at the comfort of your own dining table, the season brings with it a perfect excuse to shake up your menu.

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MISSION, Kan., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Eating a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner each day is an important part of maintaining a healthy diet, but what you eat between mealtimes can have just as much of an impact.

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MISSION, Kan., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --(Family Features) Every Mother's Day is an opportunity to show your mom just how special she is and how grateful you are for all she does. Make her day with a present that wraps the personal touch of a handmade craft and the novelty of a quirky trend into one unforgettable gift.

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MISSION, Kan., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Warm, sunny days are the perfect setting for making family memories, but they're also ideal opportunities to encourage kids to get creative and let their imaginations soar.

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MISSION, Kan., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) As seasons change, there's often a great deal of shuffling and movement, including common allergy triggers like trees, pollen, mold spores, dust and dander along with pesky sinus pressure. Combined with changes in barometric pressure and weather patterns bouncing up and down, spring can be one big pain – literally.

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