Customers shopped for pork at a supermarket in Beijing on Friday, the day China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and s

China's volley in trade war may first hit hog farmers in Minnesota, Midwest

The No. 3 international buyer of Minnesota pork says it will scale back.

Stocks tumble on trade fears; S&P has worst week in 2 years

Trader Mark Puetzer worked in a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange this week, the worst one in two years for broad stock indexes.
Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to their worst week in two years.

Gander Outdoors offers a surprise as it reopens six Minnesota stores this year

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CEO Pay Watch: Deluxe's Lee Schram made $11.3 million last year

His take-home pay in 2017 increased 51 percent over the compensation in 2016.
Chief Executive of Cambridge Analytica (CA) Alexander Nix, leaves the offices in central London, Tuesday March 20, 2018.

UK data watchdog raids Cambridge Analytica office in London

Officers from Britain's information regulator are raiding the London offices of data firm Cambridge Analytica after being granted a warrant as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information.
Minnesotan Brittany Stanton moved to Seattle last year for a job at Amazon. Her dog, Rexi, goes too.

Humans of Amazon: Meet some of the people behind Seattle's tech juggernaut

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The "Fearless Girl" statue, created by Kristen Visbal, stands across from the "Charging Bull" statue, Monday, March 27, 2017, in New York. Mayor Bill

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It has pushed more than 150 companies to add women to their previously all-male boards.
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Sisters with the religious order that founded Minnesota’s first hospital are speaking out against a plan that would add 100 beds to Regions Hospital

Sisters of St. Joseph oppose Regions Hospital expansion in St. Paul

A religious order is raising questions about the proposal's impact on other hospitals in St. Paul.
Facebook is now facing scrutiny from big business customers.

Mozilla, Tesla, other businesses take a Facebook pause

Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign.

Ability Network is being acquired, but still expanding downtown

Ability Network will add room for 100 more people at Butler Square in Minneapolis
ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. companies
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Shares of Dropbox surge in first day of trading

Shares of the digital file storage company Dropbox soared Friday in their stock market debut.
Farmers expressed deep disappointment Friday over being put in the middle of a potential trade war with China.

Trump draws ire of farmers targeted in Chinese trade dispute

From hog producers in Iowa to apple growers in Washington state and winemakers in California, farmers expressed deep disappointment Friday over being put in the middle of a potential trade war with China by the president many of them helped elect.
The refreshed grocery department skews towards grab and go food items at Target's downtown Minneapolis store.

Market briefly abuzz with report of Target-Kroger merger talks, but source says nothing to it

Using unnamed sources, Fast Company published a report saying that Target and Kroger have been mulling a possible merger
President Donald Trump displayed the signed presidential memorandum imposing tariffs and investment restrictions on China during a White House ceremon

Trump punishes China on trade; Minn. firms worry about fallout

Minnesota-based businesses worry over cost increases for consumers.
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Real estate notebook: Four big projects are about to start in downtown Minneapolis

Real estate notebook: Four big projects are about to start in downtown Minneapolis

Several downtown housing projects are inching closer to groundbreaking. On Monday night, the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association land use committee committed to issuing letters of…
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Minneapolis leaders on Thursday released a 20-year blueprint for how the city should grow, envisioning a more densely populated city.

Draft plan, including fourplex proposal, lays out path for Mpls. growth

The 20-year plan envisions more people and taller buildings for Minneapolis.
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Dr. John Noseworthy of the Mayo Clinic tipped his hardhat to the crowd following an outdoor groundbreaking of Discovery Square, one of two projects ac

DMC private investors spend another $131 million remaking Rochester

That's slightly less than what was invested the year before, a drop that officials attributed to the timing of projects rather than a slowdown.
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SPS Commerce employees hold their daily morning meeting at the company's downtown Minneapolis headquarters. (ELIZABETH FLORES/Star Tribune file photo)

SPS Commerce adds directors as part of agreement with activist investor group

SPS, which provides cloud-based supply chain software and analytics, increased the size of its board from seven to 10 directors.
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Customers try out the new Mate 10 Pro smartphone in a Huawei store in Beijing last fall. (GIULIA MARCHI/The New York Times)

Best Buy to stop selling Chinese firm's phones amid hacking concerns

Best Buy will stop selling Huawei phones and other products from the Chinese manufacturer as U.S. lawmakers and intelligence leaders have raised security concerns about…
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Sectors seeing job gains included education and health care. Pictures is Hennepin County Medical Center's surgical intensive care unit. (GLEN STUBBE/S

Minnesota sees dip of 1,300 jobs in February

But the unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent.
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FDA issues Class I recall for Minnesota-made brain probe

Regulators say Monteris hasn't sufficiently addressed safety concerns raised last year.
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3M CEO Inge Thulin

CEO Pay Watch: 3M's Inge Thulin made $19.5 million last year

Thulin took home the largest pay package of his tenure in 2017.
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Iranian sentenced for illegally exporting goods, some from Minnesota, for Iran's military

Thief River Falls-based Digi-Key identified as a victim in court records.