This Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, file photo shows a home offered for sale in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, Ga. A shortage of starter houses is choking h

Twin Cities home sales slip in March as supply of starter houses drops

It's been a less-than-stellar spring for first-time home buyers in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis-based Sleep Number stock price takes a dive

April 18
Sleep Number headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.
The drop came a day after the company reported quarterly revenue that was slightly below expectations.

Defense tech giant spending $2M to expand in Plymouth, hire 60

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Northrop Grumman Technician Phalla Kour in Plymouth displays one newly made precision-guided artillery kit. The kits are made and tested in Plymouth f
Northrop Grumman is seeing more demand for smart artillery shells.
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MN Chamber-backed poll finds gas tax opposition

A poll supported by two Minnesota business lobbies finds little support for DFL-proposed gas and foreign-earnings taxes.
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With 2 more large Twin Cities thrift stores closing, are resale retailers in danger?

With 2 more large Twin Cities thrift stores closing, are resale retailers in danger?

Savers closed stores on Lake St. in Minneapolis and in St. Paul's Sun Ray Center.
Business
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Meghan Flynn took on two roles at Shooli: COO and an apprentice cobbler. Here she glued a Chanel shoe at the repair shop in NE. Minneapolis.

Shoes in disarray? Twin Cities startup's app brings repair shop to your doorstep

Startup has tapped into an unexpected market with a quick-turnaround concept for repairing and refurbishing shoes.
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April 18
A display window at Christopher & Banks at Mall of America from 2015.

Christopher & Banks delisted from New York Stock Exchange

The specialty women's retail chain failed to meet minimum market cap of $15 million.
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April 18
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Job growth has stalled in Minnesota

Minnesota is down 2,700 jobs during the first three months of the year.
Business
April 18
Xcel customers next month will start seeing refunds related to the utility's savings through federal tax reform.

Xcel Energy's tax cut will be passed on to customers starting next month

State utility regulators approved the Minneapolis-based utility's plan to distribute the money.
Business
April 18
An Uber test of a self-driving Ford Fusion.

Schafer: How many jobs will robots eliminate?

Self-driving cars and other robotic technologies won't come for a while, a top McKinsey executive says. But until then, leaders in business and society need to figure out how millions of people's jobs will be affected.
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Business
April 18

Late to the retirement savings game? Frugality can bail you out

Are you doomed to impoverishment in your elder years if you find yourself in your late 40s to early 60s with little in retirement savings?…
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April 18

Gadgets: Samsung's new phone/tablet will create buzz

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD $1,980New phone/tablet will create buzzYes, you can see the crease. But the Samsung Galaxy Fold's weight — three-quarters of a can of…
West Metro
April 18
A rendering of a proposed water park adjoining the Mall of America.

Bloomington goes ahead with Mall of America water park

City leaders commit $7.5 million to fully develop plans for the massive $250 million facility.
Business
April 18
Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Lourenco Goncalves.

Cleveland-Cliffs drops lawsuit against Minnesota DNR

Cliffs keeps lawsuit against Mesabi Metallics, claiming trespassing at Nashwauk mine site.
Business
April 18

Playground maker pledges to plant another 33,000 trees to offset carbon footprint

In honor of Monday's Earth Day, Landscape Structures Inc. has pledged to plant 33,800 trees this year.
Business
April 18
Loronzo Warren, 18, goes to school and works part-time at a clothing store.

Employers, workers battle over Chicago's proposed predictable scheduling law

A proposal that would require large Chicago employers to give workers at least two weeks' advance notice of their schedules and compensate them for last…
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Movies
April 18
"Avengers: Endgame" cast members, Paul Rudd, from left, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Iger, Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Re

Marvel closes a decade-long story with 'Avengers: Endgame'

About five years ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found himself on a retreat in Palm Springs plotting the future for the wild, experimental "cinematic universe" that he helped start in 2008 . He wanted to do something that they hadn't done. He wanted an ending.
National
April 18

US claims for unemployment aid hit lowest level since '69

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century. The Labor Department says claims for jobless…
Business
April 18
U.S. Bank over the next two years will reshape its network of 3,000 branches in 25 states with closures, remodelings and openings. When it's done, exe

U.S. Bank will overhaul 3,000-unit branch network, trimming up to 15%

As people bank online more, the branch is becoming less necessary.
Business
April 17

How one couple made the switch to online savings

If you've been considering making the jump to an online bank, here's a reason to do it now: A recent Federal Reserve rate increase may…
Local
April 17
Mining in northeastern Minnesota has raised hopes for the region’s economy but also concerns about damaging the environment.

Minnesota group ramps up court challenge to Trump rulings on Twin Metals mining leases

An abrupt federal turnaround on lease approvals violates federal law, they argue.
Business
April 17

Four shopping apps that can help you save money

The thrill of shopping on your phone or online is that it makes stocking up on groceries and the like easier. To get the best…
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April 17
"401K Contribution" printed on a torn piece of paper that is inserted into the coin slot of a pink piggy bank against a blue background.

Your 401(k) just got more valuable — as a way to help your tax bill

If you're no longer itemizing, look at investment tools for ways to reduce your taxable to reduce income.