General Mills to cut up to 600 jobs in global restructuring

General Mills to cut up to 600 jobs in global restructuring

The food giant is eliminating the top international post and hundreds of jobs along with it in an effort to save money.

Blue Cross, Fairview dispute snags 45,000 in Medicare

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Blue Cross, Fairview dispute snags 45,000 in Medicare
Such contract disputes often get resolved at the 11th hour, but open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries ends Wednesday, and confused patients are scrambling.

Guaranty, nonprofit team up to serve those without accounts

December 5
Guaranty, nonprofit team up to serve those without accounts
The bank and Prepare + Prosper will launch a program that includes checking, savings plans and loans to help build credit.
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White House chief of staff Denis McDonough arrived in Virginia with S...

Senate vote clears way for 21st Century Cures Act

WASHINGTON — The 21st Century Cures Act, which speeds up approval of medical devices and drugs and sets up a sweeping medical research framework for…
Minneapolis
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Small business tells Minneapolis it needs one-stop development guide

A "navigator" office plan to help with rules, regulations goes to the full Mpls. council.
Business
December 5

Amazon's new grocery store does away with the checkout

With no checkout, customers are charged after they leave.
2016 Minnesota Top Workplaces
Special Project 2016 Minnesota Top Workplaces
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
Business
December 5

Minnesota exports fall 2 percent in third quarter

Orders to Canada, Mexico and Europe are slow, but shipments to China rise.
Business
December 5

Piper signs deal with Canadian bank

New BusinessPiper signs deal with Canadian Imperial BankPiper Jaffray Companies, Minneapolis, has signed an exclusive research distribution deal with the capital markets arm of Canadian…
Business
December 5

Oreos lead the way for Mondelez online sales

It is the first time the firm will directly handle supply chain and shipping.
Business
December 5

China's currency, so predictable for so long, turns tricky as government loses grip

Its central bank seeks orderly depreciation, but a rout is a possible.
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
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The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
December 5

Are hate crime numbers telling the whole story?

Participation by Minnesota law enforcement agencies in the FBI's annual tally of hate crimes has been patchy in the last decade – dipping to less than half of all agencies in some years. Last year, at 319, was the highest since 2007.
Business
December 5

U.S. companies get dragged into a volatile political climate

Kellogg, after pulling ads from Breitbart News, now has to deal with a boycott
Business
December 5
Howard Root, CEO, Vascular Solutions

Deal means exit for Vascular Solutions CEO who beat government in court

Howard Root said he would rather step away from the Maple Grove-based business he co-founded and ran for 20 years than face the risks that he says come from running a publicly traded medical device company.
Business
December 5

Odds are you can save big on your homeowners policy

You’re probably paying too much for homeowners insurance coverage. Each year, most Twin Cities-area homeowners let hundreds of dollars — and, for many, more than…
East Metro
December 5

Minnesota veteran receives mortgage-free Forest Lake home

It was on a recent chilly but joyful Monday morning that retired Army Staff Sgt. Marko Milosevic and his family were presented with a newly…
Business
December 4

Legislation holds clues to what will replace Dodd-Frank

The days appear to be numbered for the Dodd-Frank Act, the sprawling legislation designed to address holes in regulation that led to the financial crisis.…
Outside Consultant
Weekly feature Outside Consultant
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Business
December 4

As Digi draws bids, CEO seeks more time to work strategy

Since he was hired two years ago, Digi International CEO Ron Konezny has received good marks for streamlining the company, jettisoning a business that didn't…
Business
December 4

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLISNorma Ann Syverson, doing business as Gordon's Antiques, Stewart, Minn.; filed Nov. 22, 16-43441; Chap. 7; assets, $152,998; liabilities, $122,622.Synico Staffing LLC, 3033 Excelsior Blvd.,…
Business
December 4

Amazon recruiter, a former U.S. Army captain, eager to open door to veterans

SEATTLE – Ardine Williams, one of the lead recruiters for Amazon.com's fast-growing cloud computing unit, knows well the technical skills and can-do attitude veterans…
Business
December 4

Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description11/21 LeagueSafe LLC SportsHub SportsHub Technologies has acquired LeagueSafe, a provider Shoreview Technologies LLC of online fantasy sports payment services. Minneapolis…
Business
December 4

How should a small business approach seasonal hires?

Q: We're a small business, but generally become much busier during the holiday period. I've often thought about taking on extra staff during this period,…
Business
December 4

Small business calendar

Small businessTUESDAYBUSINESS OWNER ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING: Advance registration required. the-meridian-group.com. 7:30 a.m.-noon. $99. Staybridge Suites, 5150 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. 952-942-8560.WEDNESDAYPATENT WORKSHOP: For…
Business
December 4

Mackay: Don't give up your dreams, big or small

December 6 is a historic day for dreamers. On this day in 1877, Thomas Edison recited "Mary Had a Little Lamb" into his phonograph invention…