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Business Briefcase for Jan. 26

Barber Emerson, L.C. has announced Bethany Roberts as the newest member of the firm.

Business briefcase for Jan. 19

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce welcomed three new members to the organization on Monday.

Business briefcase for Jan. 9

Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, LLC announced Danielle Davey as a new member of the firm.

With low oil, gasoline prices, is Keystone still necessary?

A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies, and cheaper gasoline at the pump raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.

Road trip seeks to connect KU pharmacy students with independently owned pharmacies

The idea of one day owning and operating his own pharmacy appeals to Kansas University pharmacy student Jace Moore. “There’s not a bunch of overhead; you have a lot more autonomy,” he said. And, “It seems like you have a little more flexibility to do what’s best for the patient.” Wednesday through Friday, Moore will be among 18 KU pharmacy students on a tour to visit independently owned pharmacies in central and western Kansas. By Sara Shepherd

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KU alumni, employees of Wichita firm raise $300K for new business school

A Kansas University alumnus and his wife helped raise more than $300,000 toward the construction of the new KU School of Business building, KU announced Tuesday.

Business briefcase

Griffith Payments has relocated to 801 1/2 Massachusetts St., Suite 2. Griffith Payments provides credit card merchant account consulting services and free point-of-sale payment solutions for restaurants, bars, retail stores, non-profits and professional associations.

Looking good: Branding KU is job of new marketing director

When it comes to selling Kansas University — to potential students, faculty, donors and others — looks do matter. Making sure KU has the right look is Gerald Holland’s job. By Sara Shepherd

Dow tops 18,000 points as U.S. economy surges ahead

In a year full of market milestones, Wall Street crushed a couple more Tuesday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average past the 18,000-point mark for the first time and delivering the Standard & Poor's 500 index its second record-high close in two days.

Business briefcase for Dec. 22

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), along with the AIA Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, has named Kansas University's School of Architecture, Design and Planning as one of the 10 charter members of the AIA Design and Health Research Consortium. The consortium will help fund basic research on how design affects public health.

Sister city students visit Lawrence

We are looking at hot temperatures across the region today with a high of 92 degrees and a heat index pushing 100 degrees. Look for clouds and area thunderstorms as we head into the afternoon and evening. The wind will ...

Black Friday shopping in Lawrence

Black Friday shoppers descended on area stores from Thursday midnight to early Friday morning, looking for those special deals.

Bev Billings speaks on behalf of the late Bob Billings, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Bev Billings, widow of the late Bob Billings, co-founder of Alvamar Inc., discusses how Bob Billings likely would have reacted to bring named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. Bev Billings answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Jim Owens, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Jim Owens, a former Lawrence mayor and former co-owner of Owens Flower Shop, discusses what it feels like to be named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. He answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Gene Meyer, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Gene Meyer, president and CEO of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, discusses being named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. He answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Shirley Martin-Smith, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Shirley Martin-Smith, a former Lawrence mayor who owns the local Adecco franchise and Martin-Smith Personnel Services in Lawrence, discusses being named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. She answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Online Sales Hurt Local Economy

Americans have spent more than $17 billion online this holiday season. While that may be good news for the nation's economy, it can have a negative effect here in Lawrence.

Local Retailers Confused About Four Loko Ban

Distributors of Four Loko and other energy drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine can no longer supply such products to Kansas stores. But some Lawrence retailers are unsure as to whether they can sell the drinks they have left in stock.

Manhattan shirt shop makes game day profit

A Manhattan t-shirt shop has been turning a good profit thanks to a promising start to K-State's season. Fans go the extra mile to try to be creative when they know they'll be playing against KU.

Basehor development hoping for boom

Development outside the Basehor area has city residents hoping for growth. A Dollar General store is currently being built in the area and should be finished by the middle of the summer.

Holiday shoppers in line early

Local consumers were out in force Friday morning for Black Friday deals. Residents began lining up outside various stores about 4 a.m. to find shopping deals.