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April economic report suggests slow growth ahead in Midwest

A new monthly survey report says April results suggest that slow economic growth remains ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

Economic report points to slow growth in Midwest, Plains

Slow economic growth likely lies ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly survey report issued Wednesday.

Kansas says 2014 job growth better than previously reported

Private-sector employment in Kansas grew more quickly last year than previously reported and at its highest annual rate since 2007, the state Department of Labor reported Friday.

Report: Kansas wheat faring mostly well so far this winter

Kansas wheat crops and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter.

Kobach says Kansas attracted most new businesses since 2003

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says more new businesses were formed in Kansas in 2014 than at any point since 2003.

Report: Modest economic growth likely in Midwest, Plains

Weakness in the agriculture and energy sectors will slow the economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states this spring, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Monday.

Earthquakes strike in southern Kansas again

South-central Kansas and northern Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday experienced the second batch of manmade earthquakes in four days with magnitudes reaching as high as 3.9 and 4.1.

Kansas governor seeks tax increases to address budget woes

Kansas would nearly triple its cigarette tax, raise taxes on alcohol and slow down promised income tax cuts to balance its budget under proposals Republican Gov. Sam Brownback outlined Friday.

Credit agencies critical of Kansas' budget outlook

Two credit rating agencies said Friday that the state’s budget shortfall and a recent court ruling on school finance represent growing problems for the state that could affect its credit rating in the future.

New diet guidelines might reflect environmental cost

For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well.