Twin Cities out of running for 2nd Amazon HQ

Twin Cities out of running for 2nd Amazon HQ

Minneapolis-St. Paul was one of 238 that tried to become the second home for the retail giant. Amazon said it expects to make a final selection later this year.
Business

Restaurants scrambling after Saint Agnes Baking Co. pulls plug on bread business

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Restaurants scrambling after Saint Agnes Baking Co. pulls plug on bread business
Restaurant owners are especially worried about losing their vendor with little notice with the expected Super Bowl rush.

Trial begins in $20 million embezzlement case at Starkey Labs

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Trial begins in $20 million embezzlement case at Starkey Labs
Prosecution lays out fraud case, while defendants' attorneys allege misdeeds by company owner Bill Austin in opening statements.
Business
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Minnesota gained 8,900 jobs in December, led by construction

During all of 2017, the state's job growth rate matched the nation's, DEED reported.
Business
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UnitedHealth Group and Walgreens expand collaboration to Las Vegas

The chain of urgent care clinics from UnitedHealth Group is opening four centers at Walgreens stores in Las Vegas.
Business
January 17

MNsure's health plan enrollment tops last year's total

Slight improvement comes as exchange enrollment in other states has slipped.
Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2017?
Top Workplaces Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2017?
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Business
January 17

Results of ancestry DNA tests vary widely

Three of the four companies defended the value of their services but admitted limitations in accuracy of results.
Business
January 17

Fastenal posts 15 percent sales increase in fourth quarter

Earnings up 33 percent for Winona-based distributor of industrial equipment.
Business
January 17

Company news: Chuck & Don's acquires Kansas pet stores

Mergers and acquisitions Chuck & Don’s acquires Kansas pet stores Chuck & Don’s, Mahtomedi, has acquired All Paws Pet Center of Wichita, Kan., and its…
Business
January 17

U.S. Bancorp executives foresee bigger profits in 2018 after its tax rate drops to 21.5 percent

The company ended 2017 with record profit, as the tax break offset a legal settlement in the fourth quarter.
ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. companies
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The Star Tribune 50 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
South Metro
January 17

South St. Paul nabs $1.26M state grant to clean up future FedEx site

Money from state will prepare the way for building a distribution center.
Business
January 17

As cryptocurrencies falter a bit, worries grow

A decline in virtual currency prices that began before Christmas has picked up pace in recent days.
Business
January 17

Inefficiencies limit farming progress in China

Moving from the old ways to the new slows progress throughout country.
Business
January 17

What does it take to get you to read a book about personal finance?

What does it take to get you to read a book about personal finance?
Business
January 17

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St. Paul
January 17
The Treasure Island Center building had its grand opening on Tuesday in St. Paul. Here, workers were putting the finishing touches on the exterior.

Treasure Island Center in old St. Paul Macy's has grand opening

The old department store building has been completely redeveloped and includes a practice rink for the Wild.
Outside Consultant
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Business
January 17

Puris, Minneapolis-based maker of pea protein, and Cargill form joint venture

Cargill is taking a stake in Puris and will work with the Minneapolis startup on promoting pea protein.
Business
January 17

Review: GE Sol C is Alexa-enabled, making it a good fit for home office or dorm room

GE SOL C LAMP $89This new light also includes AlexaAmazon's Alexa started out inside the original Echo, but it was always assumed she would turn…
East Metro
January 17

Home improvement liquidator opens Woodbury, Coon Rapids outlets

Home improvement liquidator opens Woodbury, Coon Rapids outlets
Business
January 16

North Dakota expects to hit oil production record in 2018

Oil prices are near a three-year high, and the state's November production levels were the highest since July 2015.
Business
January 16

Alexander: Chip security fix hurts some PCs

If your PC uses an AMD chip, it may have been affected by a flawed Microsoft-AMD software patch.
Business
January 16

UnitedHealth Group doubles its profit, surpasses $200B in revenue

The insurer surpassed $200B in revenue in 2017, and forecasts more earnings and investment.
Business
January 16

'Unintended consequence' of new tax law could hurt Cargill, small grain elevators

Change gives farmers a break for selling to co-ops instead of private firms.