Hybrid at Claycomo Mike Perry (left), president of UAW Local 249, and Charles Griffith, Auto Project Director at the Ecology Center (second from left) were among those viewing a Ford Escape Hybrid just before a news conference today at the union local across the street from the Ford Claycomo Assemby Plant where the vehicle is built. Also taking a look at the vehicle was David Hamilton (center) of the Sierra Club.
Cerner joins rush in last hours
Cerner Corp. took advantage of an afternoon rally and bulled its way through the $46 and $47 barriers as a drop in oil prices and good economic news boosted Wall Street. By RICK BABSON / The Kansas City Star
MIDDAY BUSINESS REPORT From The Kansas City Star's Business desk
Oil concerns send markets down
Rising oil prices sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average closer to the 10,000 mark today as investors expressed concerns about higher energy prices and inflation.
By RICK BABSON / The Kansas City Star
Wyandotte County Fair The girls grinned and the boys didn't, but everybody had fun at the Wyandotte County Fair last weekend. Photos from this and other Kansas City area events are at Community Faces, an online scrapbook of you and your friends having fun.
INSIDE THE STAR
Westport to match pension funds School shorted teachers $50,000
Westport Community Secondary Charter School officials said Tuesday that the school plans to pay the more than $50,000 in contributions it failed to make to teachers' pension accounts. By LYNN FRANEY / The Kansas City Star