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The flight lasted all of 15 minutes before the emergency landing.

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Charles Wang in 2006.

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United Natural Foods completed its $2.9 billion acquisition of Supervalu on Monday.

Supervalu off stock market for first time since 1967 as $2.9B deal completed

New owners seek buyers for grocery chains, including Cub Foods.
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Hays Companies founder Jim Hays. Photo: Neal.St.Anthony@startribune.com

Minneapolis-based Hays Cos. acquired for $705M by Brown & Brown

Brown & Brown will buy the Mpls. firm, which will operate as a regional unit.
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Delta is proposing a non-stop flight between MSP and Shanghai to be flown on its new fleet of Airbus A350 planes, like the one shown here. The route,

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If approved, Delta's daily MSP to Shanghai route could start in 2020.
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Polaris posted strong quarterly earnings on Monday.

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TCF's profit soars in summer months, but stock falls on expense questions

Analysts expressed concerns with the company's expenses.
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Maker of OxyContin strikes deal for SpineThera

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Minnesota company restarts tool production at former Vice-Grips plant

The production of locking pliers has returned to the southeast Nebraska town where they were invented.
October 22
Amazon's brick-and-mortar store a mixed bag

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The company takes its most-popular online offerings, offline at NYC store.
October 22
Earl Bakken moved to the Big Island of Hawaii, shown in a file photo, in part to study and develop new ideas about holistic medicine.

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October 22

Movers & Shakers: John Feste, president, Marks Group Wealth Management

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Sears is to close 142 more stores.

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Schafer: U economist has seen that investment in kids yields real economic returns

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