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KCUR Evening Newscast 11-10-08

By Steve Bell

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-788681.mp3

Kansas City, MO –

  • American Century Investments announced 270 job cuts today. Most will be in the Kansas City area where 1400 of the company's 1600 employees work.
  • About 50 Kansas City Star employees lose their jobs in the latest round of cuts, including Lee Judge, Kit Wagar, Laura Scott and Hearne Christopher.
  • Harold's Stores has filed for bankruptcy protection and will close the Plaza and Town Center Plaza stores.
  • Dillard's announces more store and distribution center closings, but does not answer whether its remaining four Kansas City operations are affected.
  • Amid more charges of BPU corruption, Mayor Joe Reardon appoints a former GM executive to investigate business practices at the public utility.

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