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April 26, 2010 12:00 AM

H&R Block and founders had roots in Kansas City

It was two brothers, an idea and a $5,000 loan more than half a century ago that evolved into one of the biggest tax preparation companies in the world. Henry W. Bloch and his brother, Richard, founded H&R Block in 1955. The brothers grew up in Mission, near Kansas City, Kan. Their father was an attorney.

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