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Rail equipment and repair company re-opens closed shop in Parsons

A start-up rail equipment manufacturer and railcar repair company plans to reopen the closed Kanza Rail Shops in Parsons and create 75 jobs in the southeast Kansas city in the next five years.

Firehouse Subs is first tenant at new strip center at NewMarket Square

Firehouse Subs is the first tenant at a new strip center in front of the SuperTarget at NewMarket Square.

Yahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday

Stocks are moving higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy.

Open house planned at center that will care for people with dementia

ComfortCare Homes is hosting an open house for its latest advanced memory care location, Founders Crest, from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at 6887 Rockhill Road, according to a news release.

US home building up in March after frigid winter

U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.

US factory output extended solid gains in March

U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products.

Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal charges

Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal charges.

China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.

GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

Makers agree to provide locking tools for smartphones

Major U.S. wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft.

Ga. judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule

A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at keeping unripe onions from reaching store shelves.

The toughest smartphone? Tests say it’s the iPhone 5

Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.

New Applebee's at 13th and Greenwich opens today

Does this mean they don’t want to see me today? Today is opening day for the new Applebee’s at 11317 E. 13th St. The new restaurant is in the Plazzio development at 13th and Greenwich and sits between Sumo and Jose Pepper's at the development’s main entrance.

Longtime shop L.J. Pracht Co. slated to close; executor hopes to keep it open

WICHITA — Wichita may be losing another one of its oldest retail shops.

Physician Peg Bicker is buying longtime physician Dean Youngberg's practice

Physician Peg Bicker is buying longtime physician Dean Youngberg's practice at 1035 N. Emporia, and the two are working together until late June as he transitions to retirement.

Conservative group gives Kansas mixed economic grades

Kansas turned in a mediocre performance in the 2014 rankings of a conservative advocacy group, the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Envision outsourcing some printing to Midwest Single Source

Envision announced this week that it was outsourcing some of its printing business to Wichita’s Midwest Single Source.

Physician Richard Guthrie retiring, closing practice

After four decades in practice, physician Richard Guthrie is retiring and closing his practice, MidAmerica Diabetes Associates.

Former Wichita State player Jason Perez to break ground on hoops academy

Former Wichita State University basketball star Jason Perez, along with leaders from Bel Aire and Legacy Bank, will break ground on his Next Level Hoops Academy on Friday.

Brian Pate named to lead pediatrics unit at KU-Wichita

Brian Pate has been named chairman of pediatrics at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, according to a news release.

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