Macy's empties its attic: Elf, Harry Potter holiday animatronics for sale

Macy's empties its attic: Elf, Harry Potter holiday animatronics for sale

Prices on the figures used in the annual Santaland holiday exhibits range from $200 to $1,500 and can be found on the downtown store's fourth floor.

Activist investor applies more heat to Buffalo Wild Wings

February 22
Activist investor applies more heat to Buffalo Wild Wings
Marcato Capital Management airs grievances in a 51-page presentation.

Mattamy will close its homebuilding unit in Twin Cities

February 22
Mattamy will close its homebuilding unit in Twin Cities
Mattamy's local assets will be purchased by CalAtlantic and M/I.
Business
February 22

CEO Pay Watch: H.B. Fuller's James Owens made nearly $6 million last year

James Owens H.B. Fuller Co. President and CEO Total compensation: $5,879,823 for the year ended Nov. 30 Salary: $1,031,760 Nonequity incentive pay: $474,511 Other…
Local
February 22
General Mills chairman and CEO Ken Powell, show in July at the New York Stock Exchange, was chosen Wednesday for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

Minnesota lawmakers choose General Mills CEO, three others as U regents

Ken Powell was the surprise as the Legislature picked four for the University of Minnesota's governing board.
Business
February 22

Big-box janitors win three-year labor contract and $4.5 million in wage hikes

New agreement with SEIU Local 26 covers 500 Twin Cities janitors.
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
Business
February 22

Unilever eyes options after merger bid ends

Demise of a $143B offer by Kraft Heinz has British firm looking for value.
Business
February 22

MNsure courts last-minute health plan shoppers

Some in individual market can still enroll by March 1.
Business
February 22

Changes made on company boards

Personnel Insignia Systems director resigns Insignia Systems Inc., Brooklyn Park, announced that director Nicholas Swenson has resigned from the board of directors effective Feb. 17.…
Business
February 22

Chinese officials are stifling debate about economic reform

The concern is that such groups could embarrass leadership.
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
February 22

Following its economic reach, U.K. expands its military presence in Persian Gulf

Exit from the E.U. has it wooing some old partners.
Business
February 22

The numbers in Asia suggest global trade may be turning up again

Trade improvements are seen in China, South Korea and other countries.
Business
February 22

Trump aims to ease Obama rules for sprawling pipeline network

The rules could be upended as new shipping routes go into service across the country.
Business
February 22

Why Trump's immigration crackdown could hurt U.S. home prices

Immigrants, long a pillar of growth in homebuying, are no longer feeling the warm welcome and optimism necessary for their biggest purchase.
Blogs
February 22
A model wears a creation by designer Fydor Golan during their runway s...

3M Post-it Notes inspire fashion

3M Company's design and Post-it Notes divisions partner with Fyodor Golan for London Fashion Week
Blogs
February 22

DLR Group acquires interior design firm Studio Hive

The acquisition brings DLR's Minneapolis office to 80 workers.
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Local
February 22

Best Buy tops St. Jude's holiday donor list with $18.2M

Charity reports that tech retailer raised $18.2 million as "Thanks and Giving" donor.
Business
February 21

Ecolab misses 4Q expectations but posts strong 2017 forecast

Oil sector is improving while institutional business strong
Business
February 21

Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil will see prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent.
South Metro
February 21

New Hy-Vee in Savage adds more grab-and-go options, beauty department

Nine more Twin Cities locations are in the pipeline — and it is looking at both downtowns.
Business
February 21

Securian Financial saw earnings dip in 2016

The St. Paul-based financial firm said life insurance payouts affected its bottom line.
Business
February 21

'Confident' Medtronic third-quarter results beat Wall St. expectations

The medical device maker reaffirmed its full-year guidance, citing product launches in the current quarter.
Business
February 21

Uber investigates harassment claims by former employee

Uber Technologies Inc. is looking into allegations from a former engineer of sexual harassment, a new accusation that is likely to draw renewed attention to…