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2008-08-07 03:00:10

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Aug. 7--Amid its continuing exodus of customers and mounting losses, Sprint Nextel on Wednesday offered a few encouraging signs for its future.

2008-08-03 21:00:09

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Aug. 3--Consumers trying to find the best price and package for TV, Internet and phone service practically need advanced degrees in economics, accounting and computer science. Or at least a good spreadsheet. And, definitely, a lot of persistence.

2008-07-24 03:00:20

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 24--Sprint Nextel said Wednesday that it would raise $670 million in cash by selling about 3,300 cell-phone towers.

2008-06-28 06:00:58

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 28--Virgin Mobile USA said Friday that it would seek more subscribers on higher-dollar monthly calling contracts after taking over Helio in a $39 million deal.

2008-06-27 12:02:13

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 27--Local ovarian cancer patients soon will begin receiving new treatments, signaling advances both in the fight against the disease and in the region's bioscience aspirations.

2008-06-20 06:00:03

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 20--Sprint Nextel on Thursday dodged a potentially crippling blow as federal officials granted more time for a massive project to eliminate interference with public safety radios.

2008-06-19 09:00:11

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 19--Sprint Nextel is moving to upstage the masterful marketers at Apple with a cheaper touch screen phone it touts as a rival to the iPhone.

2006-11-11 06:00:00

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Nov. 11--Fifteen months after one major merger created Sprint Nextel Corp., Wall Street investment banks are playing mix and match over the prospects of another megadeal. This time, however, Sprint is more likely to be the seller than the buyer.

2006-07-22 06:01:02

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 22--"This will be a major effort in the life sciences for us." Guy Bailey, chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City The University of Missouri-Kansas City has a new multimillion-dollar effort to push more discoveries out of the laboratory to patients' bedsides. Leaders are seeking up to $25 million in federal funding, recruiting nine top researchers and seeking community partners for a new Institute for Translational...


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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