Overtime plan is latest battle in debate over economic fairness

Overtime plan is latest battle in debate over economic fairness

President Obama will visit La Crosse, Wis., today to make the case that the federal government should require employers to pay overtime to all salaried workers who earn less than $50,000 per year.

Solid hiring, lower US unemployment rate, but wages flat

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Solid hiring, lower US unemployment rate, but wages flat
U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture.

Cargill selling pork unit to JBS USA Pork

July 1
Cargill selling pork unit to JBS USA Pork
The deal, subject to regulatory approval, is worth $1.45 billion.
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Ad man and former North Oaks Mayor Ray Foley dies

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Blu Dot will open its first outlet store July 18 in Minneapolis

Blu Dot will open its first outlet store July 18 in Minneapolis
Blogs
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UnitedHealth latest to register under Delaware's corporate law

UnitedHealth now 7th of Minnesota's 10 largest public companies to change its state of incorporation to Delaware.
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Intel President Renee James to leave chipmaker

Intel said Thursday that President Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere.
Movies
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3-D roars back thanks to summer hits like ‘Jurassic World’

Like a Velociraptor bursting through the screen in “Jurassic World,” 3-D releases have roared back this summer after a dismal 2014. “Moviegoers are showing they are willing to spend to see good 3-D and large-format movies,” one analyst says.
Local
July 1

Minn. AG sues Florida firm over promises of student debt 'forgiveness'

Attorney general says Florida company charged high fees to file applications that were free.
Business
July 1

Justice Dept. sues to stop GE Appliances sale

The sale to Electrolux would lead to less competition, suit says.
Business
July 1

Government programs drove insurer earnings

An analyst report says income was up in 2014 for Medicaid and Medicare health plans in state.
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Wall Street ends higher, but energy stocks fall

Unresolved Greek debt crisis is still a drain.
Business
July 1

Strong truck demand drives price increases at Ford, GM

GM and Ford customers can expect to pay more for popular models.
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Business
July 1

Ace Ltd. to buy Chubb Corp. for $28.3 billion

The deal will add to the Zurich-based insurer’s high-end market.
Business
July 1

General Mills shifts resources away from Green Giant

The fourth quarter capped a fiscal year in which General Mills — like packaged food makers generally — slogged through with a mediocre U.S. performance.
Business
July 1

Patterson sells medical unit for $715M

The sale will help pay for a purchase of a company that doubled its animal health operations.
Business
July 1

Manufacturing growth picks up in Minnesota in June, report says

Signs are good for more growth in the fourth quarter.
July 1

Dayton appoints two to MNsure board of directors

They will represent the interests of consumers and small businesses.
July 1

Embassy reopening could help efforts to end Cuban trade embargo

Cargill, Klobuchar are among Minnesota leaders pushing for an end to trade embargo, new markets for local goods.
Business
July 1

Donaldson Co. acquires Missouri maker of industrial filter bags

The acquisition will add $6 million to $8 million in annual revenue.
Business
July 1

Incoming CEO at J.C. Penney found American dream

Marvin Ellison has worked hard to succeed, and always asks for input.
Business
July 1

CoCo to open co-working space in northeast Minneapolis

The location will be the company’s fourth in the Twin Cities.
South Metro
July 1

Inver Grove Heights man sentenced to federal prison for selling fake sports apparel

Brian Todd Gore sold counterfeit apparel that he ordered from Chinese suppliers.
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