The IMA Financial Group, parent company for IMA of Kansas, has been ranked the 11th largest privately held insurance broker in the United States and the 27th largest among all brokers.
That's up from 13th in the United States and 30th overall from last year.
The rankings are based on 2009 revenue and are from the Business Insurance Top 100.
The IMA Financial Group has 450 employees and offices in six markets.
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The rankings, based upon 2009 revenue, come from the Business Insurance Top 100.
The IMA Financial Group is a diversified financial services company specializing in insurance, asset and risk management with 450 employees and offices in Wichita, Overland Park, Topeka, Denver, Dallas and Madison, Wis.
Railroad has doubts about EPA agreement
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to stop destroying records Union Pacific requested about lead contamination in Omaha, but the railroad worries the federal agency won't protect all relevant information.
Documents filed Tuesday show Union Pacific Corp. and the EPA agreed on most aspects of a preliminary injunction, but the railroad wants a federal judge to order a broad definition of what records should be preserved.
The EPA and Union Pacific have been trying for years to settle who should pay more than $200 million to clean up 5,600 lead-contaminated properties in Omaha. The EPA and the railroad disagree about the contamination's source, and railroad officials hope the records they are requesting will help prove that Union Pacific isn't responsible for the contamination.
Union Pacific sued in June after obtaining e-mails in which EPA officials discussed deleting records.
Union Pacific lawyers say in court documents that they worry the EPA isn't doing enough to protect records because the agency is very narrowly interpreting the court orders not to destroy anything.
Microsoft fueling Yahoo search engine
Microsoft Corp.' s technology is now processing all the search requests on Yahoo's website in the U.S. and Canada, completing a long-awaited leap that creates a more formidable challenger to Google in the most lucrative part of the online advertising market.
Tuesday's shift marks the biggest step yet in a partnership that Microsoft and Yahoo forged 13 months ago after spending years trying to catch up to Google on their own, only to fall further behind.
Microsoft eventually will fuel Yahoo's search engine throughout the world, but the transition in other countries won't occur until next year and 2012.
Burger King net income falls, sales slip
Burger King Holdings' fourth-quarter net income fell nearly 17 percent as sales slipped and costs for ingredients and packaging climbed.
The fast-food chain said Tuesday that it earned $49 million, or 36 cents a share, during the period that ended in late June. That compares with last year's net income of $58.9 million, or 43 cents a share.
Revenue slipped 1 percent to $623 million.